elf on the shelf

That mischievous elf who finds himself in the oddest of places around your home during the holiday season is coming to the big stage for a musical extravaganza that you and your kids won’t want to miss.

For the first time ever, The Elf on the Shelf Scout Elves are taking center stage at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land for a live musical celebration. Inspired by the classic book — and growing holiday tradition for many families — Elf on the Shelf the musical gives its audience an inside look at the magical world of Santa’s North Pole through a number of fun songs and dance numbers, along with a heartwarming tale about the Christmas spirit.

The show takes place at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, making it the perfect opportunity to enjoy winter break from school as a family. Tickets, which you can buy here, range from $29.50 to $49.50.

For those of you looking for a VIP experience, you can upgrade to a special package that includes an exclusive pre-show photo opportunity with Scout Elf in front of a magical North Pole — and Instagram worthy! — backdrop. Children can also leave a personalized message for Santa or their Scout Elf using the Christmas Wish Activity Sheet — a great opportunity for your kids to thank Santa for a wonderful Christmas. And as a keepsake, your kids go home with a special VIP access badge that doubles as a Christmas tree ornament.

If you’re not familiar with Elf on the Shelf, here’s a brief history. It involves a storybook and an accompanying elf figurine known as “Scout Elf.” The idea is that each night, the elf flies back to the North Pole to report on your kids’ behavior to Santa Claus to help with his naughty and nice list. When the elf returns back to your home, it ends up in a different room, turning each morning into a fun hide-and-seek game.

Parents have gotten rather clever with their homes’ Elf on the Shelf over the years, with some pretty entertaining photos making their way up on social media each holiday season.

While its popularity really took off over the past five years or so, Elf on the Shelf actually started in the 1970s by Carol Aebersold, who would hide an elf for her twin daughters Chanda and Christa. In 2004, those daughters wrote a poem about the tradition that would become the storybook. And soon, they launched their own company, bringing the tradition to countless families along the way.

This is going to be a musical experience you don’t want to miss to cap off the holidays!