Many children contact Santa Claus by addressing a letter to him at the North Pole, but there are several other ways to contact Santa, including a toll-free phone number, email, online chats and social networks such as Twitter and Google+. Kids usually need a parent's permission or parental assistance to use these methods of contact.
The post office in North Pole, Alaska processes thousands of letters to Santa Claus each year. Some children use the address, "325 South Santa Claus Lane" or "101 Saint Nicholas Drive," while others simply address their letters to "Santa Claus; North Pole." The United States Postal Service and organizations such as Santa Claus House and PackageFromSanta.com provide parents with additional options for children to correspond with Santa by mail.
Children may also dial 1-800-726-8222 to contact Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus or an elf during the holiday season, as of 2015. The service is available until Christmas Eve, between 5:00 and 11:00 p.m., eastern time. EmailSanta.com provides kids with a way to contact Santa by email without needing email addresses of their own. A child enters his first name, age and location, along with his personal message to Santa, and then chooses to receive an on-screen reply in either video or letter format. SantasPostOffice.com lets children chat live with Santa when he is available, or they can send Santa a letter through the site.