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Elf On The Shelf

November 25 @ 10:00 am - December 18 @ 5:00 pm

Did you hear the great news? Santa is sending a team of “Scout Elves” and beloved characters to Downtown Coeur d’Alene! Presented by STCU. The Coeur d’Alene Scout Elves will land in town to start a fun holiday scavenger hunt on Friday, November 26 and Santa has asked them to scout every Friday -Sunday through December 18. Just like all elves, these ones are sneaky and hideout in cups of hot cocoa, cozy boutique sweaters, and other silly places! You may even find live elves playing throughout the stores on Saturdays from Noon – 3 pm. Keep your eyes peeled for one of the dozens of Coeur d’Alene Scout Elves hiding throughout the downtown corridor and you could win prizes from Santa himself!

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The Elves

Coeur d’Alene Scout Elves will be hiding out in businesses throughout the Downtown Corridor every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday (Nov 26 – Dec 19) during business hours.

What to do when you find an elf…

Find the elf, get your passport stamped (pick up passports at Santa’s Workshop locations: All Things Irish, Migliore Olive Oil or Woops! Bakeshop or print one online). The more elves you find the better your chances of winning! Find 10+ elves and be entered into grand prize drawings, find all elves to double your entry! Drop your passport in the Magic Mailbox at one of Santa’s Workshop locations to be entered into the prize drawings!

The Prizes

Over 30 gift cards from participating businesses will be awarded each weekend plus two separate grand prizes! Grand prizes are (1) a private shopping experience at Figpickels Toy Emporium with a $300 gift card and (2) a Traeger Grill.
Grand prize drawings will take place on December 20.
*Limit one prize per person throughout promotion.

Participating Locations

All Things Irish
Abi’s Ice Cream
Angel Gallery
Bear Paw Cookies
Blackwell Gallery
Calypsos Coffee
Catacombs Hair Studio
CDA Idaho Clothing Co.
Christmas at the Lake
Evans Brothers Coffee / Bean & Pie
Finan McDonald
Gelato by the Lake
Kandy’s Boutique
Lucky Monkey Boutique


Marketplace Gifts
Memory Lane Gems
Migliore Olive Oil
Mix It Up
Olympia Restaurant
Squatch Mountain
Sweet Lou’s
The Art Spirit Gallery
Woops! Bakeshop

Character Visits

 While on your festive scavenger hunt for elves, your favorite characters will be waiting to visit with you every Saturday in December leading up to Christmas from 12:00 – 3:00 pm in the Plaza Shops (210 E. Sherman Ave.). They will be eagerly awaiting to greet and take pictures with children and families! Live elves will also be dashing around downtown throughout participating Elf on the Shelf stops.

• December 4: Princesses
• December 11: Superheroes
• December 18: Frozen Characters – Ana, Elsa and Olaf
**All components of the event are FREE to participate.**

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November 25 @ 10:00 am
December 18 @ 5:00 pm


Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association
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Coeur d’Alene Downtown Assoc.
105 N. 1st St
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 United States
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