Nov. 14, 2018
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Elf on the Shelf® is a cherished Christmas tradition celebrated in households around the world. This November, for a third straight year, Santa will send some of these magical Scout Elves Friday, Nov. 23 through Jan. 6 from the North Pole to Knoxville, Tennessee to be adopted by over 24 downtown Knoxville businesses. Families are invited to explore downtown and find where these Scout Elves have landed each night for a fun-filled holiday scavenger hunt.
The Elf on the Shelf®: A Christmas Tradition is a magical story about how Santa’s Scout Elves help him manage his naughty and nice lists. Once a Scout Elf is adopted and named, the elf receives its Christmas magic and can fly to the North Pole each night to tell Santa about the day’s adventures. Each morning the Scout Elf returns to its family and perches in a different place to watch the festive fun, creating a unique family moment. Children love to race around the house and see where their Scout Elf has landed.
The number one best-selling book, which comes in a keepsake box set with one of Santa’s Scout Elves, has sold more than 12 million copies across the globe and was written by mother-daughter duo Carol Aebersold and Chanda Bell.
Children of all ages are invited to pick up a North Pole Pass at any of the participating businesses to help guide them through the adventure. Children and children at heart will find fun, treats, and prizes along the way.
The 2018 event is again sponsored by Mast General Store (the Downtown Knoxville Santa-Approved Scout Elf Adoption Center), the Downtown Knoxville Central Business Improvement District (CBID) and Visit Knoxville.
The scavenger hunt is part of a jam-packed, season-long, holiday schedule of events in Downtown Knoxville. For more information about the scavenger hunt, visit www.downtownknox.org/elf. For holiday season information in downtown Knoxville, visit www.downtownknox.org/holiday. For city-wide holiday events, visit www.visitknoxville.com/events/christmas. For more information about The Elf on the Shelf®, visit www.elfontheshelf.com.
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