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The Elf on the Shelf® Adventure

November 25 thru January 8

Santa is sending Scout Elves to Downtown Knoxville for a magical scavenger hunt in more than two dozen downtown businesses! And Saint Nick has granted these special elves permission to remain in Knoxville from Friday, November 25, 2022 to Sunday, January 8, 2023.

You can pick up a North Pole Pass at Mast General Store or Knoxville Visitors Center to guide you through the adventure. The first 5,000 participants will receive a holiday stamp to self-stamp their passes. Or you can download a North Pole Pass here.

Find 20 or more Scout Elves and register to win prizes. Happy holiday hunting!

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Find these Scout Elves in 2022!

Cooper at Mast General Store - Host & Adoption Center

Pick up your North Pole Pass here! Scout Elf Cooper has landed at Mast General Store, the Santa-Approved Scout Elf Adoption Center! You'll find this sneaky elf in the store along with items like jackets, boots, and outdoor gear.

402 S Gay St (865) 546-1336 More Details >
Peppermint Cocobee at Awaken Coffee

Peppamint Cocobee is keeping watch over all the delicious coffee and tea at Awaken Coffee. Look for her in a cup of hot cocoa and marshmallows!

125 W Jackson Ave (865) 951-0427 More Details >
Spunky Sue at Bethie Lou's

Bethie Lou met Spunky Sue on an adventure through the woods with her dog Perkins. Sue decided to spend the cold months helping out at the store, which worked out tremendously, since she's just as fabulous and eclectic as the gifts in the shop. Head on over to Bethie Lou's to find her dancing around!

110 S Central St (865) 312-5003 More Details >
Lisa at Bliss & Tori Mason Shoes

Scout Elf Lisa, the best-dressed elf on the North Pole, landed among the beautiful clothes and gifts of Bliss & Tori Mason Shoes. You might even find her in a shoe!

445 S Gay St (865) 329-8868 More Details >
Lucky at CitiFid-O

If you're looking for premium pet provisions at CitiFid-O, you might just spot Scout Elf Lucky romping among the treats and toys!!

429 Union Ave (865) 219-5127 More Details >
Twinkle & Sprinkles at Cruze Farm Ice Cream

Both Twinkle and Sprinkles are keeping the sweets swirling at Cruze Farm Ice Cream! Find the two best friend elves in this sweet little shop on Gay Street.

445 S Gay St (865) 333-1265 More Details >
Cinnamon at Dogwood Arts

You can find a sweet, and maybe a little spicy, Scout Elf named Cinnamon among the rotating art displays at Dogwood Arts!

123 W Jackson Ave (865) 637-4561 More Details >
Cocoa at Earth to Old City

Cocoa landed in Market Square's "scruffy little gift shop." The Scout Elf will be looking over all the unique gift items at Earth to Old City, maybe even hiding in some of his favorite ones!

22 Market Square (865) 522-8270 More Details >
Twinkle Toes at Eddie's Health Shoppe

Twinkle Toes can be found eating healthy snacks and causing mischief at Eddie's Health Shoppe. He's usually hanging out with the holiday gifts, like essential oils, tote bags, and locally made dark chocolate!

455 Union Ave (865) 633-6533 More Details >
Shine at Fruit Jar Alley

Shine has been sent to Fruit Jar Alley to look over all of their beautiful holiday decor. At night, this little Scout Elf loves to cause mischief among the Christmas trees, jewelry, and beautiful gifts. You'll find her inside the festive store on Market Square.

23 Market Square More Details >
Cookie at Ham'n Goodys

If Santa's workshop is good for one thing (other than making presents), it's making cookies! So, Scout Elf Cookie will be hanging out at Ham'n Goodys overseeing all the baked, delicious treats!

507 S Gay St (865) 839-2215 More Details >
Dolly at Honeymouth

Dolly was sent to help Honeymouth spread kindness and cheer...and great looking leather goods. You'll find Dolly among the purses, earrings, scarves, and other accessories, so look closely!

125 S Central St (865) 240-3956 More Details >
Bernard at Jacks of Knoxville

Santa sent Scout Elf Bernard to look over Jacks of Knoxville's high-quality handmade goods. You'll find him sneaking near the storefront, possibly hidden in a wreath, candle, or pillow. Or dipping into the specialty coffees and teas!

133 S Gay St (865) 394-6352 More Details >
Caramel at Kilwins

The Head Elf of the North Pole's sweet shop is now making his way through Kilwins! Caramel the Scout Elf oversees the making of chocolates, fudge, caramel apples, and ice cream.

408 S Gay St (865) 219-1233 More Details >
Catherine Caramel at Knoxville Museum of Art

Knoxville Museum of Art's Scout Elf Catherine Caramel is named after Catherine Wiley, an impressionist artist whose work is displayed in the museum. Visit KMA this holiday season (admission is always free) to find Miss Caramel and see art that celebrates connections to East Tennessee!

1050 Worlds Fair Park Dr (865) 525-6101 More Details >
Giggles at Knoxville Soap Candles & Gifts

A sweet, outgoing Elf named Giggles is running around Knoxville Soap Candle & Gifts looking for somewhere to hide among the gorgeous Christmas decor! You can find her throughout the store, probably doing something that will make you GIGGLE!

714 S Gay St (865) 689-6545 More Details >
Timmy the Trolley Elf on the Knoxville Trolley - Green Line

Timmy the Trolley Elf is hiding on the FREE trolley to get all around downtown. The green line runs between Gay St and the Old City with stops about every 20 minutes. All aboard!

301 E Church Ave (865) 637-3000 More Details >
Volly Knox at Knoxville Visitors Center

Volly Knox is the Scout Elf you'll find at the Knoxville Visitors Center. She is ready to help you discover all the fun places you can go in downtown and all around Knoxville! You can also pick up a North Pole Pass here.

301 S Gay St (865) 523-7263 More Details >
Dewey at Lawson McGhee Library

Santa sent Chief Elf Librarian, Dewey, to the Lawson McGhee Library. Look closely, you can spot him reading among the books in the Children's Library!

500 W Church Ave (865) 215-8750 More Details >
Davy at Museum of East Tennessee History

Santa sent Scout Elf Davy to watch over the Museum of East Tennessee History. You might even spot him wearing a little coonskin cap!

601 S Gay St (865) 215-8830 More Details >
Fancy at Nothing Too Fancy

It makes perfect sense why Santa sent Fancy to Nothing Too Fancy. They share a name after all! You can find Fancy playing among the locally made t-shirts, blankets, and gifts throughout the store.

435 Union Ave (865) 951-2916 More Details >
Squeegee at Paris Woodhull Illustrations

Visit Paris Woodhull Illustrations to find Squeegee, the Scout Elf that oversees the studio's in-house screenprinting. Squeegee can even recommend some holiday gifts and apparel to go home with!

121 S Gay St More Details >
Elfvis at Petro's Chili & Chips

It'll be a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas without a trip to Petro's Chili & Chips. Follow the Holiday tunes of Elfvis to the corner of Market Square, where you'll find an Elf that's all shook up, uh-huh!

2 Market Square (865) 444-3970 More Details >
Rupert Wonderworth at Phoenix Pharmacy and Fountain

You may see Rupert Wonderworth scooping ice cream for guests, but more likely he'll be head first in the ice cream himself! The Phoenix Pharmacy will have creative holiday flavors thanks to the ideas Rupert brought from the North Pole.

418 S Gay St (865) 692-1603 More Details >
Mr. Dusty-Bottoms at Pretentious Glass Co

Scout Elf Mr. Dusty-Bottom can be found hard at work at Pretentious Glass Co's working glass studio. He's used to it, because it's kinda like Santa's Workshop!

133 S Central St (865) 249-8677 More Details >
Poppy at Proper Popcorn

Santa sent the best popcorn-making elf he knows, Poppy! Poppy will help Proper Popcorn make festive mixes and yummy reindeer munch, and you might catch her nibbling on popcorn. Shhh ... don't tell!

29 Market Square (865) 381-2929 More Details >
Ralene at Rala

Santa sent Scout Elf Ralene to Rala to look after all the gifts made with love. And of course, the Dolly items, since Ralene's name is inspired after one of Dolly's very own songs!

112 W Jackson Ave (865) 525-7888 More Details >
Whirly at Rocket Fizz

Santa has sent his master Lollipop maker, Whirly to Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop. Overseeing all of the sweets from Cotton Candy to Taffy to Whirly Pops (their namesake)...the resident candymaker will make sure all of your Candy Dreams come true for the holiday season. If you find Whirly eating the inventory...please ask for the Manager ASAP!

7 Market Square (865) 999-5940 More Details >
Graham at Status Dough

The lovely Scout Elf Graham has landed at Status Dough. He might have the best job of all – being mischievous sneaking a doughnut or two!

418 S Gay St (865) 888-0997 More Details >
Buddy at Tall Man Toys & Comics

Buddy the Elf has a very important job at Tall Man Toys & Comics, being that it's the largest Funko Pop! store in the Southeast. He'll lend a hand in the toy-making. You will also spot a cardboard cutout of Buddy the Elf from the movie!

1060 World's Fair Park Dr (865) 219-1064 More Details >
Olive at Tree & Vine

Santa sent the perfect Elf for the job, Olive! Olive is in charge of the gourmet foods at the North Pole, so she has a lot of experience with the delicious foods and condiments like what they have at Tree & Vine. You might find her sampling some of the balsamics!

439 Union Ave (865) 985-0524 More Details >
Atticus at Union Ave Books

Self-described bookworm and Head Librarian at the North Pole, Atticus, has graciously been sent to Union Ave Books! He looks forward to greeting all who drop by the neighborhood bookstore.

517 Union Ave (865) 951-2180 More Details >