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Tennessee Commemorates 20th Anniversary of 'Elf' with Local Events

Tennessee is set to host a series of enchanting events that will bring the magic of Buddy the Elf to life, creating a joyful atmosphere for both fans of the movie and those looking to immerse themselves in the spirit of the season.


Join us as we embark on a journey of celebration, spreading cheer and reliving the timeless charm of "Elf" in the heart of Tennessee.


December 2-10, 2023

Harrell Performing Arts Theater - Collierville

The Collierville Arts Council presents Elf, The Musical, at the Harrell Theater.

The show runs December 2-10, 2023 with shows on Friday, December 8 at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM & Sundays at 2:30 PM.

Elf, The Musical, is directed by Chris Luter, music direction by Matthew Morrison, choreographed by Kathy Thiele, costumed by Ashley Whitten and lighting direction by Kevin Rogers.


Saturday, December 2nd, 2023, 9 AM - 1PM

Colorful Cafe & Latte - Munford, TN

Come get festive with us! Bring the babies by for breakfast with Grinch and Buddy the Elf!! Don’t forget your camera for all the pictures you’d like!


December 1st - 17th, 2023

Knoxville Children's Theatre

With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity.

Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Elf JR. features songs by Tony Award-nominees, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin.


Saturday, December 9th, 2023, 9 AM

Kingdom Energy & Nutrition - Loudon

Santa and Buddy the Elf will be at our club!

Get your fav tea while your kids are getting their photos with Santa and Buddy the Elf!!!

They will be here 9am-12pm!!!


Saturday, December 9, 2023, 2 PM to 5 PM

Maker Exchange - Knoxville

Join us for a fun-filled evening at the Maker Exchange!

Get ready to dive into the holiday spirit with our Food and Film Event - ELF.

It's a fantastic opportunity to enjoy great food, watch the hilarious movie ELF, and spend quality time with friends and family.


Wednesday, December 20th, 2023, 7 PM (more dates available - see website)

Old Chicago Pizza (Cool Springs)

Elf Team Trivia is completely FREE to play, family-friendly, and the top three teams receive gift cards!


Saturday, December 16th, 2023, 9 AM

Sugar Drop, TN - Franklin

Join us for a Basic Beginner Cookie Class. In this class, students will work on a set of cookies all inspired by an elf’s favorite food groups!

All supplies are included for this event. This event is great for a group of friends, a father-daughter outing, a mom & me, or anyone wanting to play with their food!

Cost: 60.00 for the set of cookies

(Visit website to purchase tickets)


Sunday, December 20th, 2023, 3 PM - 5 PM

The Whistle Stop - Ooltewah, TN

Stop by and meet the Chattanooga Elf, take pictures, and have a great time with family and friends!




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