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Crayons & Coloring

25 October, 20210 Comments

A big thanks to LuLu for sharing her expertise about magic in last weeks blog. If you haven’t had an opportunity to check it out, I highly encourage you to take a look. She even shares how to make slime, which looks a lot like magic.

Friends, we are working really hard to get ready for Holiday Extravaganza. As you know, this is the 40th year, and our special surprises are taking up a lot of our planning time. Instead of spending this time how I normally would, readying McLaren to host

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Why is Holiday Extravaganza special?

22 October, 20210 Comments

HI IT’S LULU AND I’M TAKING OVER BINg’S BLOG TODAY!

MY FAVORITE PART ABOUT BEING AN ELF IS HAVING ACCESS TO ENDLESS AMOUNTS OF MAGIC. DID YOU KNOW THAT EACH ELF SOURCES MAGIC FROM SOME PLACE DIFFERENT? FOR EXAMPLE, BINg GETS HIS MAGIC FROM SUGAR, AND CANDY AND OTHER SWEET THINGS THAT CONTAIN SUGAR. I LIKE SUGAR TOO, BUT I GET MY MAGIC FROM LOVE.

LOVE IS ALL THINGS WARM AND SWEET AND YOU CAN FIND IT ANYWHERE. LOVE IS SHARING YOUR FAVORITE SNACK OR SAVING THE LAST COOKIE FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL.

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Our New Friend, McLaren Oakland

18 October, 20210 Comments

Hi, Friends! It’s me, BinG. I’m here today to share with you some exciting news. This year, Elf Headquarters is McLaren Oakland. We’ve had many fond friends over the years take us in and care for us while we helped prepare for the most magical event of the year, Holiday Extravaganza.

Some friends took us on Michigan adventures, others fed us too much sugar, and still others taught us about what makes the holidays special for the

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40th Anniversary

16 October, 20210 Comments

Friends: It’s me, BinG!

It has been far too long since I last wrote to you, and I must apologize. Things have been mighty crazy over here at Holiday Extravaganza headquarters as we get ready for our biggest, grandest, most exciting parade EVER.

Holiday Extravaganza is always a big, grand and exciting event, but this year is going to blow the socks off of any previous event because this year, Holiday Extravaganza turns 40.

Now, I know what you’re thinking, HOW are we going to make this

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The Reason it Snows

26 August, 20200 Comments

Hi friends,

I come to you today completely outraged.

This morning I overheard LuLu having a conversation with some of the neighbor children and they are under the impression Santa cannot fly his sleigh without snow!

Please always remember: The reason Santa is able to fly his sleigh is a combination between the magic the reindeer have and the holiday spirit in the world.

Repeat after me: Santa does not need snow to fly.

In fact, many of the places he visits

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Holiday Extravaganza Important Events

20 September, 20190 Comments

Has your calendar been marked accordingly for Holiday Extravaganza? Check out the seasonal highlights below to make sure you do not miss a thing this year!

September 27, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. Sponsorship Documents Due

September 27, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. Costume Character Participation Form

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WinterFUN Expectations

03 September, 20190 Comments

Part of the fun associated with winter is taking part in timeless traditions.

Make WinterFUN Festival and Holiday Extravaganza part of the magic. The elves work all year long to bring Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the herd of flying reindeer to Southeast Michigan for a day of special fun.

From 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. the Crofoot Ballroom will be home to art.

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Holiday Extravaganza Expectations

03 September, 20190 Comments

The Dictionary defines extravaganza as “any lavish or opulent show, event, assemblage, etc.”

Let’s break that down in relation to the 38th Annual Holiday Extravaganza. 

Imagine a family

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