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In the City of North Pole, Alaska about 16 miles from Fairbanks, the spirit of Christmas lives on each day! Year-round Christmas decorations, festive street names and light poles and Jolly Old Saint Nick are some of what you will find in Santa's village. Make sure you purchase your postcards and letters from Santa from businesses in North Pole. You can mail them from their U.S. Post Office (Santa's Zip Code is 99705!) so that friends and family can receive mail postmarked from North Pole, Alaska.

Originally, the town was named to attract the toy industry to craft items made in "North Pole." Though the industry never materialized, the town thrives and develops as a theme city. Santa Claus Lane, Snowman Lane, Kris Kringle, Mistletoe, Holiday Road, Saint Nicholas Drive, North Star Drive, Blitzen and Donner are among the roads in the community. Street lights reflect candy cane motifs and many buildings sport Christmas decor. Each year, the community starts the holiday season with a candle lighting ceremony and tree lighting event along with its festive Christmas in Ice sculpting celebration.