The Holiday Elf Quest
November 21 through January 3, 2021
After a crazy year, the elves are restless and excited to be back at the Museum! The popular elf hunt is expanding into two quests: The usual Annual Elf Hunt and, for those who think it’s too easy, the Extreme Elfish Expedition. Other Elf-inspired activities will be available.
Peruse through the first floor of the Sawyer home for the much-loved decorated trees. New this year, decades of ornaments will enhance each of the trees on display. We are featuring a Retro Tree with handcrafted felt originals, styrofoam beads, and ribbon bulbs—a Vintage Tree with miniature painted wooden characters, and a blast from the past Aluminum Tree. A unique tree will offer a ritual visitors can take part in with a reproduction of the Sawyer family-tradition, a Gift Tree. While you enjoy the decades of ornaments and trees, we are sure you find the fun and challenge of an Ornament I Spy game.
We are excited for you to meet Jingle & Belle, our elf mascots for The Holiday Elf Quest. Jingle & Belle will have fun as they visit people and places throughout Oshkosh. More to come on social media as they make their way around the city for visits.
If your looking for Elf books for the holidays, please check these books out from the Oshkosh Public Library:
- The Littlest Elf by Brandi Dougherty
- How to Catch an Elf by Adam Wallace
- There's an Elf in your Book by Tom Fetcher
- The Oldest Elf by James Stevenson