It’s Christmas time again and that means you are most likely snuggling by your fireplace, drinking hot coco with Schnapps, and compiling your holiday wish list to send to Santa Claus. However, as you address your letter to the North Pole, have you ever wondered where it will actually end up? As it turns out, the zip code of Santa is 99705; better known as North Pole, Alaska.
Each year the USPS post office in North Pole receives hundreds of thousands of letters addressed to Santa Claus and ever more from people wanting the town to postmark their Christmas cards. North Pole has embraced their Christmas roots and boasts a Christmas celebration all year long for tourists to enjoy no matter what time of the year they visit.If you are brave enough to make the trek to Alaska during the winter, North Pole promises to deliver magnificent lights, Christmas souvenirs, and even the world’s largest fiberglass Santa statue!
Although the North Pole’s population is only about 2,300, their holiday spirit is incredible. Tourists can witness firsthand this mighty spirit when they walk down the streets like Santa Claus Lane, St. Nicholas Drive, Snowman Lane, and even Kris Kringle Drive. After getting your fill of all things Christmas, those who have the balance can finish the day ice-skating at the town's ice rink, which is lit by, you guessed it, candy cane shaped lights.
Sure the weather outside is frightful, but with a town this jolly who wouldn’t want to get into the holiday spirit and party with Santa in person! Just make sure to leave room in your suitcase for all your new Christmas paraphernalia.