Santa’s number can be hard to find. Lucky for you, we’ve got the scoop

You’ve snapped your photos and written your letters to Santa, and probably already hung your stockings with care. Well, here’s one more way to get in touch with Ol’ St. Nick: Santa’s Hotline. It couldn’t get easier: all you need is a phone to dial up a free, international number that connects kids directly to a voicemail box, where they can leave messages at the North Pole. Available throughout the United States as well as 13 countries including France, Sweden, and Australia, it’s a simple concept that will add that little extra pinch of magic dust to your holiday. If your kids can’t get enough, here are six other ways to get in touch with Santa Claus during the holiday season.

Dial up +1-605-313-4000 in English

or  +1-605-313-4001 in Spanish

(There’s a list of international numbers on the site as well).

Your kiddos will hear the following message:

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas! This is Santa Claus and you have reached my personal hotline. We have been very busy making all of those toys to deliver on Christmas morning, and I want you to know that your family loves you very much and so do I. So, be good and don’t forget to always listen to your parents. When you hear the tone please leave me your Christmas gift wishes and holiday cheer. And, remember kids, I know who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. Merry Christmas and I’ll see you soon.”

Then at the beep, your little elflings can leave their own message to Santa. (Be sure and listen in so you can take notes!)

When you use your mobile phone, Santa will send a text so you can listen or share your child’s message with the whole family!

Tip: keep the number handy in your contacts under Santa and surprise your sweeties, perfect for long lines or after-school doldrums. “Siri, call Santa” is sure to elicit a raised eyebrow and giant grin. 

The hotline was created by David Erickson, CEO of and father of three. He thought of the idea when his daughter was little, and he hopes it brings a little more fun to the season. Last year, 9 million kids called in.

Visit the website to learn more and find downloadable flyers you can share with your teacher, family, and friends.


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