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2023 Elf on the Shelf Events & Activities in Tennessee

As the festive season approaches, families across Tennessee eagerly anticipate the mischievous adventures and whimsical escapades of their very own Scout Elves.

Elf on the Shelf

The Elf on the Shelf brings a sprinkle of North Pole charm to every corner of the state.

Join us on a sleigh ride through the top Elf on the Shelf activities in Tennessee, where joy, laughter, and the spirit of Christmas intertwine to create cherished memories for young and old alike.

Get ready to unwrap the joy as we delve into a world where the magic of the holidays knows no bounds!

Elf on the Shelf

November 24 - December 24, 2023

Bass Pro Shops Pyramid and Big Cypress Lodge - Memphis

Grab your family or friends to solve riddles taking you to different places within the Bass Pro Shops Pyramid and Big Cypress Lodge to discover what the Elf on the Shelf is up to!

Solve all the riddles, take all your pictures then race back to the Front Desk to claim your prize.

Elf on the Shelf

Friday, November 24, 2023 to Sunday, January 7, 2024

Various Locations in Knoxville, TN

The Elf on the Shelf® is a cherished holiday tradition celebrated in households around the world. For a seventh straight year, Santa will send some of these magical Scout Elves from the North Pole to Knoxville to be adopted by over two dozen downtown businesses.

Families are invited to explore downtown and find where these little Scout Elves have landed each night for a fun-filled holiday scavenger hunt.

Scout Elves land in Knoxville to begin the scavenger hunt on Nov. 24.

To help guide them through the adventure, children of all ages are invited to pick up a North Pole Pass at the Knoxville Visitors Center or Mast General Store.

Elf on the Shelf

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Loudon, TN

5K Elf on the Run will also be an out and back race utilizing start and finish at Tellico Lake Canal Day Use Area.

Elf runners will receive swag bags and hoodies at registration, finisher medals, wonderful views and fantastic day!

Runners are encouraged to dress as the Elf normally found on a shelf.

Elf on the Shelf

Tuesday, December 5th, 2023

White House, TN

Grab your elves and get ready to spread holiday cheer in the third annual Tate Ornamental Running of the Elves Fun Run and 5K!

Be the lead in the Christmas parade as the crowd cheers you along the route.

Cash prizes for top male and female in each race.

Here’s your chance to get really creative because we’ve got great prizes for the most spirited and best dressed teams and individuals!

Elf on the Shelf

Friday, December 8th, 2023

The Read House - Chattanooga, TN

Surprise the kids this year with a bedtime story and tuck in with one of Santa’s elves at the Read House. (Limited availability.)

Package Includes:

- Holiday-themed craft workshop kit

- Bedtime story and tuck-in with one of Santa’s elves

- One stocking per child filled with candy and small teddy bear

Elf on the Shelf

Saturday, December 9th from 6-9PM

Elevate Enrichment Center - White House, TN

A perfect event for kiddos while parents get some Christmas shopping or gift wrapping done - or even enjoy a date night!

Your child will have fun creating a trap to catch those pesky Christmas elves!

All supplies and pizza included!

Elf on the Shelf

Saturday, December 9, 2023, 5:30 - 9:00 PM

Germantown Athletic Club - Germantown, TN

Every kid deserves a special night out… and so do you!

Kids Night Out is open to children ages 1 through 11 years old.

Children will be divided by age groups and participate in crafts and other fun activities.

Dinner is also provided.

Children ages 5 and up have the option to swim.

For more information, contact the Youth Activities Department at 757-7368.

Elf on the Shelf

Tuesday & Wednesday, December 12 &13th, 2023, 9am - 5pm

Putnam County Library - Cookeville, TN

Make time to visit our Elves Workshop where our library elves will assist you in creating an assortment of holiday ornaments.

This will be open ALL DAY and is a come and go event. Ages 5 and up.




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