By MADDY VITALE
Sea Isle City has a direct line to the North Pole. The proof is in Santa’s Mailbox at City Hall year after year for children to slip their carefully thought out wish lists in.
With Christmas around the corner, it may be the right time to be extra nice.
“Santa always puts his mailbox in the lobby of City Hall because he knows there are many good children in our community who are eager to tell him what they want for Christmas,” Sea Isle City Public Information Officer Katherine Custer said Tuesday.
Children can come into City Hall with their families and put the very important letters into the mail slot whenever they wish with whatever presents they would like from games, to toys, clothes and anything else they hope to find under the tree Christmas morning.
And the whimsical addition to City Hall each holiday season isn’t just for kids, Custer noted.
“Even though the mailbox is used mainly by youngsters, it also serves as a cheerful reminder for adults that Sea Isle City is a wonderful place to enjoy the holidays,” she added.
The brilliantly-red hued mailbox even has “snow” on top and is in the lobby of City Hall, which is open 24 hours a day and is located at 233 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
And rest assured, the letters will go straight to Santa’s home.
Santa’s Mailbox is just one of the ways children can reach out to Saint Nick.
Kids can even get a chance to chat with him. Families may register for Santa’s Calling by going on the city’s website at www.visitsicnj.com or by calling 609-263-0050.
Children will be able to talk with Santa on Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m.
The city’s Division of Recreation, in Cooperation with Knights of Columbus, is hosting Santa’s Calling, which, like Santa’s Mailbox, is part of the city’s traditions over the festive season.
Santa will call your child from the North Pole. Children must be at their home to receive the special call. Registration is required. Registration is from Nov. 22 until Dec. 3. Register via Rec Desk at seaislerec.recdesk.com or call (609) 263-0050.
And on Dec. 12 from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., children age 10 and under and their families, can enjoy a Brunch with Santa at VFW Post 1963 located at 301 41st Street. Registration is from Nov. 22 through Dec. 3. To register, call 609-263-1711.