James A. Farley Post Office

USPS Chief Elf Pete Fontana at Farley post office where Operation Santa begins on Dec 4.  (credit: John Montone/1010 WINS)

NYC Post Office Begins Receiving Letters To Santa

The program, which has operated for more than 100 years, enables members of the public and charities to respond to letters from children that are addressed to Santa Claus in the North Pole.


Operation Santa At Farley Post Office (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

‘Operation Santa’ Seeing Influx Of Heart-Wrenching Letters From Sandy Victims

The volunteers said there are the typical Christmas requests for items like iPods and Playstations and ponies, but the letters this year are a bit more heart-wrenching than usual.


Postal employees working on 'Operation Santa.' (credit: United States Postal Service)

‘Operation Santa’ 2012 Kicks Off In Manhattan

“Dear Santa” letters arrive by the thousands, and each year kind-hearted people bring Operation Santa Claus to life by answering “Dear Santa” letters from needy children who would otherwise have no Christmas at all.