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Sunday: 10:30am - 4:30pm

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Write to Santa in his magical Post Office in Red Lion Yard. Father Christmas’ elves will be on hand to help you decorate it – so it really stands out.  Then post it in Santa’s enchanted post box and watch it travel to Lapland on the magic map!
Even if the Post Office isn’t open, you can write your letter at home and still post it in the magic box.
Every letter that’s posted in the box will get a response from the big man himself.*
Open 11am – 4pm every Saturday and Sunday from the Colchester Christmas Lights Switch-on on Sunday 29 November until 20 December and  Monday 21, Tuesday 22 December. Plus late night shopping Wednesdays. 

*Please note that Santa is now very busy getting presents ready for Christmas, so may not have time to reply to some letters until January. He has promised to read them all though – so he’ll definitely know what the kids have asked for.