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If your little ones are anxious to get a hold of Santa Claus this Christmas it’s now easier than ever with everything from Santa websites, apps, local Metro Detroit Santa mailboxes, and more! Check out these fun options for sending that ever-important Christmas wish list off to the North Pole.
Check out these fun local Santa mailboxes located throughout metro Detroit. And don’t forget to include your littles name and address if you’d like a letter back from Santa!
Metro Detroit Santa Mailboxes:
- City of Dearborn Heights Santa Mailbox: 6045 Fenton St., Dearborn Heights – November 18 – December 16
- Downtown Ann Arbor Santa’s Mailbox: 318 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor – November 29 – December 14
- Berkley Public Library: 3155 Coolidge Hwy, Berkley – Beginning in early December the Santa mailbox will be located outside of the library. Letters dropped off will not receive a “return” letter from Santa.
- Downtown Rochester: 339 S. Main Street, Rochester – Letters will be accepted November 20-December 11.
Send a Letter from the Comfort of Your Own Home:
- Greetings from the North Pole Post OfficeThe USPS offers this fun, low-cost option to send a letter to the North Pole. Parents have to put in a little bit of work this route but the end result is a response from Santa himself with a real North Pole postmark! All of the details can be found on their website. Act fast though because they recommend letters be in the mail by Monday, December 7.
- Email Santa: This free + fun website lets kids email the North Pole and also has a countdown to Christmas, a Santa tracker, and a naughty or nice list.
- Sealed by Santa: Although more expensive than any other option on this list, Sealed by Santa is the ultimate letter from Santa with packages including a personalized letter, an authentic envelope from the North Pole, reindeer food, a Santa ornament, and a phone call from Santa. Packages start at $14.95 and all come in adorable packaging from the North Pole.
In this modern-day of parenting, we’re lucky to have so many easy ways to help make the holiday season even more magical for children. I’ll never forget the first year Santa “called” our family. My son was in complete shock, speechless at times, and my husband and I had a good laugh watching his reaction to this magical experience. These are some of our favorite ways to call Santa this holiday season.
- The Original Santa Hotline (319) 527-2680: Kids are directly connected to Santa’s voicemail where they can leave him a personal message.
- Google Assistant: Say, “Hey Google, call Santa.” Kids will be connected with a fun and free interactive experience.
- Amazon Alexa: Say, “Alexa, talk to Santa Claus.” Kids are able to create a Christmas playlist with help from Santa himself. They can also ask, “Alexa, how many days until Christmas?”
- Message From Santa app: This adorable, free app is available for both iPhone and Android. It allows kids to call Santa directly or adults can set it up to have Santa call instead.
Make bedtime Christmas Eve a little easier and follow Santa’s late night journey around the world with a Santa Tracker app to make sure the littles are sound asleep before he arrives in Michigan.
About Ashley Hubbard Porter
Ashley Porter is a Chicago native who now calls Birmingham home. Ashley and her husband Mike and son Jake love attending local festivals, exploring Detroit’s diverse food scene, and venturing outside of Metro Detroit to enjoy the natural beauty of Michigan. With a background in Early Childhood Education, Ashley loves connecting with and supporting families in her community, which is why she is so excited to be a part of LittleGuide Detroit.