Can you believe that the movie Elf turns 20 years old this year? That's insane! Elf is one of my favorite Christmas movies. Will Ferrel captures the child-like, fish-out-of-water essence so well. You just want to run around New York City with him as he pelts kids with snow balls in Central Park, spinning in revolving doors, and drinking the world's best cup of coffee! John Favreau really outdid himself with Elf, and it is something to enjoy every year.

For the 20th anniversary of the Christmas classic, you can visit one of the most iconic props from the film for a limited time here in New York! It will be a surefire way to increase your Christmas cheer!

Santa's Sleigh Lands in New York for Elf's 20th Anniversary

That's right, you can visit Santa Claus's sleigh from Elf. If you're looking for the Naughty or Nice lists, that is securely guarded at the North Pole; however, you can check out the Kringle 3000 Jet Engine and Clausometer. 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.

Visit Santa's Sleigh From Elf for The Movie's 20th Anniversary

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! On Location Tours, a TV and movie tour company, is presenting the sleigh in part with 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 at 12:30pm in front of Bethesda Fountain in Central Park.

Celebrate a whole two decades since the film was released and experience Manhattan through the eyes of our favorite curious yet not-so-little elf from The North Pole!The tour is packed with fun behind-the-scenes secrets and filming trivia and is led by a local actor tour guide. While on the Elf Movie Sites Tour, you can expect to visit:

  • Bethesda Terrace, where Buddy and Santa escaped from the Central Park Rangers on Santa's sleigh with the magic of Christmas spirit;
  • Pinebank Arch, the scene of the infamous snowball fight;
  • Empire State Building (but be careful of the taxis!);
  • Macy's, Buddy's North Pole home-away-from-home, and more!

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). On Location Tours 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! To arrange for interviews/coverage, please email Erin at

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