Meet the Elf on the Shelf During New Event
at Beaumont Inn
The Elf on the Shelf will be popping up at the Beaumont Inn in Kentucky’s oldest town of Harrodsburg on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 8 – a great opportunity for grandparents to share a newly created event with their grandchildren. Based on the 2005 book written by Carol Aebersold and her daughter Chanda Bell, Elf on the Shelf became a national sensation and Christmas tradition practically overnight and is beloved by little ones everywhere.
Fans of Santa’s famous little scout are cordially invited to dress in their holiday best for this outing at Kentucky’s oldest family-owned inn. (The Beaumont Inn celebrates 100 years old in 2019.) They will be greeted by a live Elf on the Shelf, who will read the book, Elf on the Shelf, in an elf-inspired atmosphere that includes holiday themed tables topped with the colorful sprites.
The event will include lots of eats and treats: sipping hot chocolate; munching mini kid-friendly sandwiches and adult food treats, along with holiday-inspired desserts including Christmas cookies; and helping decorate the tree in the inn’s Main Dining Room. Additionally, the Beaumont Inn is extending a 15 percent discount for purchases made in the Beaumont Inn Gift Shop the day of the event. Tickets: $20/person; free for children under age three. Reservations are required: 859-734-3381.
The Elf on the Shelf isn’t the only Christmas celebrity coming to Harrodsburg during the holidays. Find Elsa and Anna at Ragged Edge Community Theatre on Nov. 22-24 for the wildly popular “Disney’s Frozen Jr.” Bah humbugging his way onto the stage afterward, on Dec. 7 and 8, will be the world’s most beloved miser during the perennial holiday fave, “A Christmas Carol.”
Santa’s wife will make appearances during Christmas Tea Time with Mrs. Claus on Dec. 6, 14 and 21 at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Before she gets to town, Santa Claus will be holding court in a log cabin at Old Fort Harrod State Park during its free-admission Holiday Open House on Nov. 23.
Elf on the Shelf, holiday theater, Christmas teas and visits with Santa are among 55 activities and events taking place in Harrodsburg. For more information, download or request a Holiday Calendar of Events from the Harrodsburg/Mercer County Tourist Commission or visit www.HarrodsburgKY.com and click on the Calendar of Events.