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Recreation Programs for December

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Recreation programs for December 2020


Email Santa Claus

The Recreation and Neighborhoods Division has been working with the North Pole Communications Team to develop a plan for a convenient way to send a letter to Santa.

Santa Claus has agreed to share his Renton email address with up to 300 girls and boys who would like to send him an email! we're so sorry, but Santa’s email box reached its limit of 300 email and we've had to turn it off.

Replies from Santa will be mailed via the US Mail no later than the week of Dec. 14. Be sure to review these email writing tips for a successful email to Santa.

If you still want to contact Santa, his elves at Renton Municipal Airport have their own “Letters to Santa” mailbox at the Airport Blast Fence on W. Perimeter Road (616 West Perimeter Rd.). It’s available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through the end of the month. Your letters will get to Santa “via airmail” and maybe even by seaplane!

Email writing tip for a successful email to Santa

  • Be sure to include your first and last name – it’s very hard to tell anyone’s name from an email address

  • Include the mailing address for the location you wish to receive your letter from Santa

  • If you don’t want to share your mailing address please note in email that an email response is preferred

  • Include a special wish that would be at the top of your list

Additional writing tips for those who may be helping with an email to Santa

  • Include age

  • School grade

  • Favorite activities

  • Helpful tasks that are accomplished

  • Something special about the individual

  • List the favorite gift delivered last year

When Santa’s inbox reaches 300 or after Dec. 10, his email will be automatically be turned off by the North Pole Communications Team.


Elf Academy

  1. Click image to download the Elf Academy flierRegister for Elf Academy at by Monday, Dec 7.

  2. Look for the Elf Academy Kit in the mail and begin your good deeds! Your kit will have all the supplies and instructions needed for the academy.

  3. Send your Elf Academy Resumé back by filling out the Elf Survey by Dec. 17. Santa and his HR Elves will review each Elf’s resumé of completed tasks and crafts that were included in the kit.

  4. Attend Graduation Upon completion of this program, each Elf will receive a certificate in a special drive-thru Elf Academy graduation experience at the Renton Community Center. Graduation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 19, 9–11 a.m. with special guests to help kick off your call to kindness and fun this holiday season. If you can not attend graduation, your certificate will be mailed to you.


You've Been Jingled

Click image to open a larger versionBrought to you by the City of Renton Neighborhood Program and Renton Chamber of Commerce

A little elf has come to town, leaving special treats which you have found! You've Been Jingled!

  1. Enjoy your treats!

  2. Place your “We’ve Been Jingled” sign on your front door or window.

  3. Within two days make two copies of each sign along with some holiday treats.

  4. Secretly deliver the treats to other neighbors that have yet to be “jingled.”

  5. Share acts of kindness—given or received—on social media with #LetsGoRenton


Holiday Gift Drive

Click image to download a larger versionThursday, Dec. 10
12:30–6:30 p.m.
Renton Community Center
1715 Maple Valley Hwy

Everything is very different for the holidays but not the spirit of giving. You won’t have to leave your vehicle to drop off new unwrapped toys or clothes such as jackets, hats, gloves or socks at the Holiday Gift Drive.

Gifts collected will be donated to children and Seniors that are in need of our help. Families are screened by the Renton Salvation Army.



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