Calls from Santa

NOTICE:  Calls for Tuesday December 11, and Thursday December 13 will proceed AS SCHEDULED!

Calls that were scheduled for Monday, December 10, have been rescheduled to Monday, December 17.

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Imagine that magic moment when the telephone rings and the North Pole Operator tells a child they have a special phone call from Santa Claus!

Our annual “Calls From Santa” program will be here in December! This is a FREE program in which children can receive a personal telephone call from Santa Claus. Approximate ages 3-9, but this is open to all ages who believe in Santa (and will talk to him on the phone)! 

This program is FREE, but advance registration is required.

Registration must be received by Monday, December 3.

Calls will be placed:
Monday, December 10
Tuesday, December 11

Thursday, December 13
5:30-8:30pm each evening

See the "Register" tab for forms or to register.

  1. How It Works
  2. Register
  3. Volunteer

How It Works

  • Child registration forms are distributed in November to local school systems and daycares that choose to participate. The forms are also available online (see the "Register" tab). The forms are distributed to children ages 3-9, but other ages may participate if they believe in Santa (and will talk to Santa).
  • The parent/guardian completes a form for each child, including some basic information about the child, their Christmas wishes, and the date & time slot preferred for their call. All forms must have a parent/guardian signature/acknowledgment in order to be sent to Santa. 
  • Forms are sent to “Santa’s Station” at the Iredell County Parks & Recreation office. We can receive registrations by mail, email, or in-person (see the "Register" section). 
  • DEADLINE: Forms must be received to the Recreation Office by Monday, December 3rd. Late registration forms may not reach Santa in time.
  • 2018: Calls will be placed the evenings of Monday, December 10, Tuesday, December 11 and Thursday, December 13, from 5:30-8:30pm. You will select a time frame (1 hour window) for when you would prefer to receive your call.
  • Santa and his elves will try their best, but actual call times may vary based on demand. Santa’s Station gets VERY busy!
  • The “North Pole Operator” and “Santa” will try to make the call during the selected evening and time. Calls are brief, but provide children with a very exciting and memorable experience.
See the "Register" or "Volunteer" sections for additional information!
We need volunteers to make this program possible (ages 16+)!

Parent Information

  • Registration must be received to ICPRD by Monday, December 3. Forms received late are not guaranteed to receive a call.
  • Parent/guardian permission is required. Forms without permission will not be sent to Santa.
  • Please use a separate form/submission for each child (1 child per form). If you have more than one child, please attach forms together so Santa can speak to all children during a single call (he will talk to each individually). Submit e-forms on the same day, and during the same hour if possible, and list the sibling name(s) in the requested field.
  • This call is FREE, however NO LONG DISTANCE calls (from Statesville) can be made. Please provide a phone number that is not long distance, or indicate that the number is long distance in the information box if you have no other options. If we have a cell phone available, we will try to have the call placed from that if possible (no guarantee).
  • Make sure your child will be available (and awake!) during the day and time you select! Santa is very busy, and he will NOT be able to try more than once.
  • NO GIFTS are distributed with this event. This is only a phone call.
  • The registration information is used as Santa's "reminders" during the call, and for statistical purposes. It is not distributed to outside sources.