USPS: Operation Santa

On December 1st, for the second year in a row, I reprised my role as Santa Claus at the James A. Farley Post Office in Manhattan, to help kick off the United States Postal Service’s “Operation Santa”.  I was greeted by NYC public school students and presented with their letters to Santa, which I read to a full audience, including staff and press.  It was fun to interact in character and to riff off what I was reading, and what was going on in the room.

The popular program, which began in 1912, allows Postal Service employees and customers to help people in need by “adopting” their letters to Santa Claus and granting their holiday wishes.

This year, USPS will test a digital version of the program that will allow participants to go online to search, read and adopt letters.  The office receives about 500,000 letters each year.

For more info. about the program, including how to adopt a letter, please visit:

News coverage and photos below…enjoy!

Photo Credit: JoanEphotography

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