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28 Elf on the Shelf Locations

Updated: Nov 8

Halloween has passed and that means Thanksgiving will be here shortly.


Before Thanksgiving arrives, parents need to start digging out those Elf on a Shelves to have them ready. Our elf arrives the day after Thanksgiving, on Black Friday morning, and heads back to the North Pole on Christmas Eve.


For those that don’t know the story of the Elf on the Shelf, each child is assigned an Elf to watch over them during the month of December.

The elves arrive before the child wakes up and heads back to the North Pole at night to report back to Santa.

Each time the elf arrives, he or she moves to a new spot in the house.

Sometimes the elves get into mischief.

One special rule is that you cannot touch the elf, or it will lose its magic.

There are different things you can do to help your elf get their magic back so they can return to the North Pole.


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Do you want to start the Elf on the Shelf tradition?

Stop on over to Amazon and pick up a starter box with your very own Elf on the Shelf.

It also comes with a “The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition” book to read to your children to help them learn about their Elf.

There are many different elves to choose from.

You can also check out the different outfits available to add to your elf.

Grab your own Elf on the Shelf here.



The tradition of the Elf on the Shelf is fun and lets you enjoy the magic through your children each Christmas. My daughter gets so excited waking up each morning knowing that she must look for her elf throughout the house.



One of the tricky parts about having an Elf on the Shelf is figuring out where to put it each night. Some days I was more creative than others.


I have 28 different locations to place your Elf on the Shelf to get you started this holiday season.


1. The Introduction


2. Creative Outfits


3. Put Them Up High


4. Smelling the Roses


5. Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?


6. Sleeping to Restore Magic


7. Stuck in a Mug


8. Playing Video Games


9. Sitting on the Stairs



10. Kitchen Cabinets


11. The Grinch


12. Eating Snacks


13. Roasting Marshmallows


14. Stuck in the Tree


15. Gone Fishing


16. Hanging in a Stocking


17. Lounging in a Hammock


18. Wrapped in a Slinky


19. Sledding D