• Location: City Park (500 E. Franklin Street) and Jones Park (301 W. Lawrence Street)
  • 500 E Franklin St.
  • Appleton, Wisconsin 54911
  • Email: aprd@appleton.org
  • Phone: (920) 832-5905

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The Silly Elf Hunt

Santa needs your help finding his silly elves so they can finish making toys!

Oh No!!  Santa has a serious problem and needs your help! His silly elves decided to take a break from all the toy making and visited City Park and Jones Park for some snowball fights and playground fun. Santa needs them back at the North Pole to finish making the rest of the toys before Christmas Eve. Can you help Santa find his elves by December 23 and unlock the special word that describes Santa’s elves to get them back to the North Pole in time for Christmas?


Beginning December 4th, City Park and Jones Park have a different set of elves holding a letter hidden at each park with letters that when unscrambled will provide a word that describes Santa’s Elves. Look high and low and everywhere in the park to find these silly elves!

6 hidden elves at City Park

8 hidden elves at Jones Park

Unscramble the letters found on each Elf into a word that describes Santa’s Elves and email the answer to aprd@appleton.org with the subject heading:  Silly Elf Hunt.*You do not have to go to both parks to participate.**There is a limit of 2 submissions per family if you end up going to both parks.

When you email your correct word to aprd@appleton.org you will automatically be placed into a random drawing for a Free Building For Kids Children’s Museum Day Pass.  There will be 5 random winners chosen after December 23.  Appleton Parks and Recreation will notify you by email if your name was selected.

This event is FREE and no registration is required.

City Park is located at 500 E. Franklin St. and will have 6 hidden elves.

Jones Park is located at 301 W. Lawrence St. and will have 8 hidden elves.

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