This year, for the first time, the U.S. Postal Service will be part of the Circle of Lights celebrations and holiday kickoff in downtown Indianapolis. Stampie the Postal Elf will be on hand to help children mail their letters to Santa, and to deliver holiday cheer to the many gathered in Monument Circle on Friday night, Nov. 29, 2013 to celebrate Indianapolis’ beloved holiday tradition. “The holidays are a special time of year for the U.S. Postal Service, and it gives me great pleasure that we are taking part in this spectacular event,” said Indianapolis Postmaster Gary Soultz. “The lighting of the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument has been a part of our family tradition for many years, and it’s exciting that this year, the Postal Service will be part of this brilliant spectacle,” he said. The Postal Service will have a booth in Monument Circle where children and their parents can buy all of this year’s holiday stamps. Paper and envelopes will be provided for the convenience of the youngsters as they write their letters to Santa and place them in Santa’s Mailbox in the Circle. The USPS booth will operate from 5 p.m. until the close of the ceremonies.