EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Evansville, as holiday decorations were installed earlier this month including a mailbox where children can drop off letters to Santa Claus.
The mailbox is at 3rd St. and Main St. downtown.
In order to receive a response, letters must be placed in the box by December 15, including the child’s name and return address.
According to the Downtown Evansville Economic Improvement District (EID), the letters will be delivered to Santa Claus, Indiana where Santa and his Elves will respond to each letter.
Santa Claus Museum Director Nell Hedge says, “Last year we responded to 23,000 children from all over the world, including China, Russia, Germany and New Zealand. We’re excited to partner with Downtown Evansville to respond to children’s letters to Santa in time for Christmas.”
“Bringing Santa’s Mailbox to Downtown Evansville was a way for us to ensure that all children in our community have an opportunity to connect with Santa and the magic of the holiday season. We invite everyone to see our holiday décor, shop and dine downtown and for children of all ages to place their letters in the mailbox,” said Josh Armstrong, president, EID.
(This story was originally published on Nov. 18, 2019)