Where to find a town elf spreading holiday cheer
Not many towns have their own elf, but Edmonds is special. Every year Emily the Edmonds Elf appears for the holiday happenings. She even appeared in the COVID years, walking around town with her festive outfit and mask, but now the season’s events are back to their full splendor and she’s excited.
“It's magical,” Emily the Elf says. “I think everybody misses the opportunity to play.
So it’s fun for the kids and even grownups to see a giant human elf. When I’m riding around on the trolley, there’s honks and waves and we’re blasting holiday music. It’s an instant mood changer. It brings a little whimsy to your day and you have to smile.”
Edmonds' holiday events start the Saturday after Thanksgiving with the tree lighting and include a holiday market, wreath walk, ornament stroll shopping event, and festive drink bingo. Also, if you’ve got some small people in your life, make sure to stop by Santa’s mailbox. Check out the details here.
Edmonds is home to Washington state's first designated Creative District. The community's significant commitment to art in all its forms brings out the best in performing, literary, visual, culinary and liquid arts.