Harrogate’s North Pole Post Office reopens for 2022

Opening of the North Pole Post Office at Harrogate International Festivals

The North Pole Post Office is back in business, well in time for children to post letters to Father Christmas.

The popular festive attraction is once again located at Harrogate International Festivals’ office, on Cheltenham Parade, and will remain open until Christmas Eve.

Funded by Harrogate BID and produced and delivered by Harrogate International Festivals, The North Pole Post Office features snow flurries, Christmas music, and the all-important post box.

The Christmas attraction began in 2020 as a way of lifting spirits of children and adults alike in during the second national Covid lockdown. Its success led to its return last year, and following a similar response, is back again for a third year.

In fact, the popularity of the North Pole Post Office has been so overwhelming that the ‘elfs’ who sort through the letters are not able to reply individually, however, visitors can download a special letter and message from Father Christmas, via the HIF website, or by scanning the QR code located next to the post box.

The North Pole Post Office is one of the key features in this year’s Destination Christmas campaign – which is a joint initiative between Harrogate Borough Council, Visit Harrogate, Harrogate BID and Harrogate International Festivals – and features an ice-skating rink, fairground attractions, the candy cane express, Christmas Fayre and the Father Christmas Experience.

Clemence Roux from Harrogate International Festivals said: “The Festivals came up with the idea of The North Pole Post Office as a way of lifting spirits in the Covid period, but we didn’t imagine it would be so popular.

“We are delighted to bring this attraction back again, and will make sure once again that Father Christmas gets all the children’s letters.

“Harrogate BID has been extremely kind in sponsoring the scheme for another year, they have helped us make Harrogate a little more festive.”

Harrogate BID Chair Sara Ferguson said: “Harrogate BID could not be happier to support the North Pole Post Office again in 2022.

“The Christmas attraction lifts spirits and contributes to the efforts of so many who are working together to make Harrogate ‘Destination Christmas’.”

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