Get into the festive spirit with An Post and Santa at the GPO this Christmas

From letters to Santa, to gifts ideas and from Christmas cards to parcel delivery, An Post is all set to deliver Christmas.

With a new Christmas stamp booklet full of favourite Christmas moments to make your Christmas cards extra special and online delivery service, AddressPal, designed to make shopping easier,  it’s worth your while checking out what’s going on at your post office and at this festive season.

Santa at GPO Witness History

From the 1stDecember, visit Santa at GPO Witness History will welcome visitors to its new Santa Experience. Located right in the heart of the city, it’s a great option for families to make a day of it.  As well as giving kids and big kids alike the chance to join Santa and his Elves in the courtyard of one of Ireland’s most famour building, there is the chance to visit the GPO Witness History Exhibition. This is a family day out for all generations and a festive experience like no other in the heart of Dublin city centre.

Tickets are available at the GPO Witness History website:

  • Child ticket: €16.00
  • Adult ticket: €8.00

Christmas Stamps

Earlier this year, An Post asked the nation what favourite new traditions for Christmas they would most like to see on the new 2018 Christmas Stamp collection. Following a public vote, six beautiful stamp designs were created to capture the magic of an Irish Christmas. The stamp designs include a family watching The Late Late Toy Show, meeting loved ones at the airport, a Christmas dinner with turkey, sprouts and all the trimmings, attending Midnight Mass, visiting the local crib and children waiting for Santa.

There are options on stamp booklets, both containing €1 and 50c stamps to allow for posting at home and abroad. The €19 booklet (one free stamp) and a €5 booklet are available now from all post offices, online at

Elf on the Shelf® Mailing Pack

An Post and Ireland’s favourite Santa scouts have produced a brand new limited-edition Christmas pack. The Elf on the Shelf® stamps and postcards are available now in all post offices and at (free delivery) for €9.95.
This unique gift pack features six specially designed €1 postage stamps and six postcards all depicting the Christmas adventures of the much-loved The Elf on the Shelf®. Perfect for families who want their Scout to get in touch by writing and posting to children at their home address or for posting festive notes to family and friends of all ages!

AddressPal  An Post’s online parcel delivery service is designed to make your Christmas shopping that bit easier this year! The service opens up the world to Irish consumers, allowing shoppers to avail of a virtual address. This means you can online shop from the UK, US and beyond giving you the chance to purchase from websites that don’t typically deliver to Ireland. customers can shop online with ease and have goods delivered to their nominated Post Office or tracked and delivered to their home, work or an alternative address. Happy shopping!

With An Post handling up to ten million mail items per day between now and Christmas, Fiona Heffernan, Commercial Director, An Post says that “An Post is all set to provide our customers with the services they need to get their Christmas sorted.  Whether that’s in their local post offices, doing their online shopping at home, getting deliveries to their work address or using as a one stop shop for their Christmas posting essentials, including our new Elf on the Shelf mailing pack, which is a great way to start a new family tradition. “

For further information and to register, visit

Source: An Post -Între/Press+Releases/2018/Get+into+the+þstive+spirit+with+An+Post+and+Santa+at+the+GPO+this+Christmas.htm

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