Get your letters ready for the Polar Express Post

Sophee Hewitt is eager to send her letter to Santa using the special letter box that will be outside the Boorowa Police Station.
Sophee Hewitt is eager to send her letter to Santa using the special letter box that will be outside the Boorowa Police Station.

Santa's favorite pastime may be enjoying milk and cookies but a close second is reading the millions of letters he receives from children each year.

For the fourth year in a row, the children of Boorowa will have a direct line to the man in the big red suit - a post box at Boorowa Police Station.

Senior Constable Belinda Hewitt came up with the idea in 2017 after having to travel to Young to post her children's letters to Santa.

With the help of her colleagues, and the Boorowa Men's Den, she has helped pass the most important letters onto St Nick.

Boorowa Men's Den member Alan Mellor took the letter box on as a "personal project" and created it using local pine.

Senior Constable Hewitt said, given how this year had gone, it was important local kids could contact Santa.

"It's pretty important to know that it's alive this year," she said.

"With so many events being cancelled this year, this is something for them to look forward to."

Sending letters to Santa through the letter box is easy - simply get the kids to write their letters and wishlists to Santa, pop it in an envelope and take it down to the letter box.

Senior Constable Hewitt said Santa had asked her to remind letter writers to have their names and addresses clearly marked on their envelope so that his reply and gift reached them in time for Christmas.

Santa's letterbox will be sitting outside the station from December 1, and will remain there until Sunday, December 20.