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November 5th, 2021 - January 2nd, 2022
After last year’s sold-out event, Scout Elf Tiny Tinkerman is back with a bigger and better outdoor magical holiday journey!
With Christmas Spirit running low, Santa’s sleigh had to make an emergency landing. Now, Scout Elf Tiny Tinkerman and Santa’s best Scout Elves need your help! Join them on a quest to build more Christmas Spirit, as you and your elf-loving crew magically shrink down to elf size and embark on a fun expedition through dazzling outdoor winter wonderland to help repair Santa’s sleigh! GET TICKETS
ORIGINAL STORY, CHARACTERS, AND LORE BY
(CREATOR OF THE ELF ON THE SHELF®)
SCENIC DESIGN BY
(HAMILTON, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, THE 2019 OSCARS)
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY
(THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL)
LIGHTING DESIGN BY
(ROMEO AND JULIET, OUTSIDE LANDS FESTIVAL)
Approximately 1 hour
The Elf on the Shelf's Magical Holiday Journey is appropriate for all ages!
Specialty merch is available on-site via our walk-through market section, including our exclusive and collectible mini Scout Elf Tiny Tinkerman figurine!
We put the safety of our staff and guests first. We have designed the event to accommodate measures that mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. For more information about our safety protocols, click here.
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The Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey is also collecting toys for donation to benefit Toys for Tots.
Bringing a toy is optional, but it would help lift Christmas Spirit! All toys should be new, unwrapped, and sealed in their original packaging. If you’d prefer to make a donation, you’ll be given a donate option during your ticket purchase.
Get swept away by the Christmas Spirit as you immerse yourself in an original story brought to you by the creators of The Elf on the Shelf.
At The Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey, you will walk and trolley through an outdoor enchanted elf-sized world with holiday surprises around every bend. Meet some of your favorite Scout Elves from last year as you embark on a quest to save Christmas, experience larger-than-life scenic and light installations and unforgettable yuletide entertainment.
This year you can also stroll through our brand-new outdoor Christmas Village where you can sweeten the season with holiday treats and gifts! Plus, lace up your skates and take a spin on our open-air ice rink. Don’t miss the chance to start a new, fun-filled holiday tradition with your family and friends!
Our Holiday Journey is back – and this time you can get out of your car to enjoy it! While Scout Elf Tiny Tinkerman will be at it again this year, guests will walk and trolley through the experience and enjoy additional scenic worlds and performances. Guests will also be able to enjoy a brand-new outdoor Christmas Village and ice-skating rink.
The Scout Elves have reported that Santa and his sleigh are somewhere at the Fairplex! It’s up to humans to generate Christmas Spirit and help him find his magical sleigh bells so he can appear and thank you personally for helping him make it back home.
The timed-entry Magical Holiday Journey is approximately 45 minutes. Please come early with your Christmas Spirit and stay late to enjoy the Christmas Village, go ice skating and enjoy the holiday merriment.
The Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey is appropriate for ALL ages.
Does it hurt when snow falls on your nose? Absolutely not!
As long as Santa receives enough Christmas Spirit to fly again, of course!
Yes, personal photography is allowed and there will be many elf-tacular photo moments worth documenting. Feel free to dress festively! There can never be too much Christmas Spirit!
Faith, Hope, and Love.
There will be moments of flashing and moving lights. Please plan to take precautions if this might cause you discomfort or disorientation.
Yes! Our Christmas Village will have snacks, drinks, food trucks, and all the hot chocolate you could ever want!
No, you may not bring outside food to the event.
Yes! Merchandise will be available for purchase in our new Christmas Village.
Yes, there is parking at the Fairplex just in front of the entrance at the experience. The Fairplex charges $15 for parking.
Yes, the walking path is flat and we have an accessible trolley for any of our guests with special accommodation needs.
No. The Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey is fun for everyone, but The Elf on the Shelf fans might just recognize some familiar Elf faces, so keep your eyes peeled!
We recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of your session. If you arrive early, you can wait in our festive outdoor Christmas Village with a mug of hot cocoa. At the start of your time slot, you can join the line to enter the Magical Holiday Journey.
We will do our best to accommodate you if you show up outside of your designated window, but we cannot guarantee it.
Festive attire, a mask, and Christmas Spirit!
If you purchased the light up necklace with your ticket, our front of house Santa’s Helpers will give you the necklace when they scan your ticket. If you purchased the Scout Elf Tiny Tinkerman with your ticket, our front of house Santa’s Helpers will give you a Scout Elf Tiny Tinkerman card to present at the merchandise area to collect your Scout Elf Tiny Tinkerman.
We love pets, including our beloved Elf Pets, but for this experience they need to remain at home — with the exception of registered service animals.
The experience happens rain or shine, but in the event of weather please bring an umbrella. Our magical trollies are covered!
Restrooms will be available for use at the start and at the end of the experience. Please be aware that you must wear a mask in order to use the restrooms. Our restrooms will be cleaned on a continual basis and will strictly adhere to health and safety recommendations to keep you safe.
Strollers are allowed to be used during the walking section of the experience. Children must be removed from his or her stroller while riding on the trolley. Strollers must also be folded up while on the trolley, stored either in the space next to your family or in a designated area of the trolley.
Strollers larger than 31”x52” (79x132cm) and wagons are not permitted. Stroller wagons are also not permitted.
Do not leave personal belongings in an unattended stroller.
You can purchase tickets through our website here.
We recommend buying tickets in advance due to the event’s limited capacity. If you come to the event without a pre-purchased order, we may not be able to accommodate you. Please note that we only accept credit cards for tickets on site. We do not accept cash.
Individual tickets range from $19.95 to $49.95. Prices range according to show dates and all dates offer a child and adult price.Children aged 2 and under do not need a ticket. Tickets are sold for designated time slots every 15 minutes, which indicate when you can enter the walking and trolley pathways. Ticket buyers can arrive early or stay late to enjoy the Christmas Village and ice-skating rink (ice skating rink is an extra charge). We also offer a VIP upgrade option (more details below).
Yes, everyone 3 and over needs a ticket to enter.
Tickets are non-refundable. We will make best efforts to accommodate exchanges in certain circumstances, but only at times when inventory allows.
We recommend printing your tickets. However, we are also able to scan your tickets from your smartphone.
Tickets on sale Tuesday, September 21st.
Call us at (213) 267-8786 or please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will resend them to you. You can also print out your tickets at our on-site box office!
A VIP upgrade includes a photo with Santa for your group, expedited entry lane into the experience, dedicated VIP parking area that’s closer to entrance, and complimentary hot chocolate for those included in your group order. The Santa photo includes a photo print-out in a commemorative frame as well as a digital copy.
Each person in your group needs and Adult or Child's ticket and then you only need 1 VIP pass for your party
VIP upgrades are limited. Please select another time and/or date to check VIP upgrade availability.
No. Everyone in your group needs a general admission Adult or Child ticket and then add 1 VIP pass that will apply to everyone in your group.
Ice skating is not included in the price of admission, but can be purchased on-site. Entrance to the rink is $13 for adults and $8 for toddlers. Skate rental is an additional $7.
The ice rink opens at 5:00 PM, and closes at 9:45 PM.
In the case of rainy conditions, the rink may be closed for safety. The Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey will go on rain or shine, but please check on-site signage for rink closure information.
Yes you can, however there is still an admission charge to ice skate.
Yes, we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discovery and AMEX.
Yes! We have over 350 pairs of ice skates in all sizes (9j-12j, 1-15 adult; adult sizes run small), including some with double-blades for younger children to learn on.
Tickets are purchased for a specific skate session. Each session is for 45 minutes.
The ice is resurfaced every 45 minutes with a Zamboni Model 100.
Yes. Everyone is required to acknowledge and agree to the waiver language on the admission sticker before entering the rink area.
Yes, but adults must sign the waiver for each child.
Bringing a toy is optional, but if you do bring a toy, it would certainly help build more Christmas Spirit! If you prefer to make a monetary donation in lieu of bringing a toy, there is an option during ticket purchase to make a donation. The funds will benefit our charity partner Toys for Tots.
The toys will be donated to Toys for Tots.
All toys will need to be sealed in their original packaging, but they should not be gift-wrapped.
Yes. We put the safety of our staff and guests first. We have designed the event to accommodate measures that mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19 and we comply with all local requirements. The majority of the experience takes place outdoors on foot and in our open-air trollies. Masks are required for a short indoor section and while riding on the trolley.
Masks are required for all indoor areas, including bathrooms and a brief indoor section of the experience. Masks are also required on the trolley portion of the experience.
We are open until 10pm.