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Parades at the North Pole

Officials at the North Pole invite the fans and believers of Santa Claus to join in the Elf Parade celebrated on Thanksgiving Day at the North Pole.


The Elf Parade is a tradition dating back hundreds of years. It is a tradition of Operation Merry Christmas. The Elf Parade is both an exhibition of elfhood and belief in Santa.

Just as giving thanks is one of Santa’s favorite traditions in kicking off Operation Merry Christmas the Elf Parade is full of symbolism and celebration.

Elves like to wear bright red, green, and white colors. In the parade they will ride trikes, scooters, long boards, sleds or wagons or they will march carrying festive flags with unique holiday designs.

Music is also a part of the parade as elves will either individually or in groups play instruments or sing their favorite carols. Many kinds of marching bands, big and small, participate in the parade.

While the biggest Elf Parade in the world takes place at the North Pole the invitation has always been extended to fans, believers, elves and elves-at-heart to participate from wherever they are to celebrate both Thanksgiving and the start of Operation Merry Christmas.

If you chose to do so we hope you will send us photos, videos or even drawings of how you participate in the Elf Parade.

For more information about the Elf Parade, please listen to this North Pole Radio News report in the player above.

Elf Harold Star



Operation Merry Christmas

2 replies
  1. elf sam
    elf sam says:

    are there any reindeer from the cairngorm reindeer center is scotland? that near where i live and i adopt a reindeer there, Scolty

  2. Elf Ulan
    Elf Ulan says:

    Thank you, Eld Harold! Wow, I’m so happy to hear Elf Crash says some of the reindeer parade are from my country! I wish I were there to see them. Could you please take some pictures? Also, I want to participate in the Elf Parade and chorus with them someday! I hope the weather will be good! XD

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