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The Elf Sleigh Comes to Central Park this Sunday

By Lori Perkins

The iconic sleigh featured in the beloved holiday film "Elf" is set to make a spirited return to New York City in celebration of the film's 20th anniversary! Presented in partnership with On Location Tours, a TV and movie tour company that just launched The Elf Movie Sites Tour, the Elf Sleigh, complete with the Kringle 3000 Jet Engine and Clausometer, will be the spotlight of a two-hour event on Sunday, December 17th from 12:30pm until 2:30pm in front of Bergdorf Goodman at 754 5th Avenue. 

Join for the ultimate festive photo-op and answer fun trivia questions posed by tour guides who double as local actors and actresses (and ultimate Elf fans). They will also be giving out free ticket vouchers to their Holiday Lights & Movie Sites Tour which runs through January 2nd. So join us in spreading Christmas cheer (by singing loud for all to hear) and take an "elfie," an elf's version of a selfie, in the sleigh! 

The famous sleigh became a local treasure when Long Island Entrepreneur Mark Bozek purchased it in an online auction two decades ago. Bozek, who bid $500, was determined to be the highest bidder, even after discovering other bidders waiting until the final hour to outbid him. The spirited bidding war concluded with a winning bid of $12,000.

Celebrate a whole two decades since the film was released and experience Manhattan. On the Elf Movie Sites Tour stops include the Bethesda Terrace, where Buddy and Santa escaped from the Central Park Rangers on Santa's sleigh with the magic of Christmas spirit; a walk across the Pinebank Arch, the scene of the infamous snowball fight; a stroll past the Empire State Building (but be careful of the taxis!); as  well as Macy's, Buddy's North Pole home-away-from-home. The tour is packed with fun behind-the-scenes secrets and filming trivia and is led by a local actor tour guide. 


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