There was an extra sprinkling of festive magic when Christmas came to Caterham on Saturday November 25 as Santa’s elves arrived from the North Pole.
The mischievous little creatures are now hiding in shops and businesses around the town, to find out who is being naughty and who is being nice, as part of the Caterham Valley Christmas Elves Takeover.
Promising four weeks of free family fun, the Elves Takeover encourages youngsters to pick up trail sheets to try and find all 20 of the hand-crafted elves – with the chance to win a prize voucher for those who are successful.
Organised by the Caterham BID (known as Caterham Valley For You), the Christmas Elves Takeover has free trail sheets distributed at various pick-up points around the town ready for elf-hunters to start their adventure.
“The challenge for explorers and their parents is to track down as many of the elf team as possible and make a note of the situations that they have got themselves caught up in,” says Andrew Browne, chairman of Caterham Valley For You.
“Handmade in Surrey, these charming little elves are fetchingly adorned in the distinctive blue and green colours of Caterham Valley For You, so there’s no chance of missing them, and they’re sure to bring an additional fun element to festive shopping.
The Caterham Valley Christmas Elves Takeover continues right through the festive season to Saturday December 23 and families can go in search of the cheeky elves any time during shop and business opening hours.
“What is so exciting about this elf trail is that it has brought the whole town together,” says manager of Church Walk Shopping Centre, Lyne Boyd. “Families will love this fun fairy-tale adventure and visitors to the shopping centre have already been busy trying to find our impish guests who certainly brought an extra touch of magic to this year’s Christmas event.”
The Caterham BID brings together local businesses and uses its collective influence to help improve Caterham as a place to shop, work and visit.
- For full details about The Caterham Valley Christmas Elves Takeover, click here.