Here’s the 411 on How To Call the Santa Claus Hotline

Santa's voicemail is ready for callers this holiday season!

Writing a letter to Santa Claus is a time-honored tradition for kids this time of year. Telling the big guy that they’ve been a good girl or boy, naming a few toys on their Christmas wish list, promising to leave a plate of cookies by the fireplace on Christmas Eve, and then sending the note off to the North Pole has been a part of the holiday magic for children for decades.

But in this day and age of technology, pen-and-paper isn’t the only way for those on the Nice List to get in touch with jolly old Saint Nick: Kids can call Santa Claus on the phone via the Santa hotline!

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What is Santa Claus’ phone number?

Santa’s Hotline is a direct line to Santa Claus! The number is: 1-605-313-4000.

Is it free to call Santa Claus?

Yes, it is free to call Santa’s phone! There is no charge, no matter where you live around the world, to call the international voicemail line and hear a recording from Santa! Hosted by FreeConferenceCall.com, the hotline is available in 22 different time zones, and there is a list of international numbers for Santa Claus on the website. (Normal charges may apply depending on your service provider.)

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Will children calling the Santa Hotline actually talk to a person?

No, calling Santa’s phone number will lead you to a voicemail. After all, Santa is super busy finalizing the Naughty and Nice lists this time of year and overseeing the work of all the elves in his workshop!

When you call Santa’s direct line, children will hear his jolly laugh as he greets them with a “Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas! This is Santa Claus and you have reached my personal hotline.”

St. Nick’s outgoing message reminds children that their parents love them, and how important is to listen to their parents and be good boys and girls. As the recording comes to an end, Santa invites the children to leave him a message about what they would like to see under the Christmas tree on Christmas morning. “When you hear the tone, please leave me your Christmas gift wishes and holiday cheer,” he says. “And remember kids, I know who’s been naughty or nice. Merry Christmas and I’ll see you soon!”

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Is it safe for my child to leave a voicemail message for Santa?

It is perfectly safe for your child to leave Santa a voicemail message! FreeConferenceCall.com uses a private, secure voice mailbox system for callers to leave messages for Santa.

You can use a landline or mobile line to dial the Santa Hotline, but there’s a bonus if you make the call with a cellphone. After your child leaves their message for Santa, you will get a text message back with a phone number that you can later dial to access their wish list! How helpful is that to send off to grandparents and aunts and uncles that still need to do Christmas shopping for your kid?

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Is Santa’s Hotline open all year long?

Yes! Santa’s Hotline is open all year round, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. So, your child can even leave a message for the guy in the red suit in the middle of the summer!

Next, check out how your family can track Santa Claus on Christmas Eve!