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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Learning how to drive

17 November, 20200 Comments

I’m sure you’ve heard by now: Holiday Extravaganza will be taking place at the M1 Concourse this year as a drive-thru event!!

It’s very exciting news, and LuLu and I are absolutely going crazy not being able to share with you all the fun surprises the Holiday Extravaganza team is brewing.

For example, you know the floats will be stationary this year. You know you’ll get to see the best costume characters. You also know Santa and his reindeer will be making a special social distanced trip to

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Consider Volunteering

05 August, 20200 Comments

If you’ve ever been to Holiday Extravaganza before, you know just how many things are going on at one time.

Before the parade kicks off, we have the WinterFUN festival where children, adults and families alike can take part in free activities like carriage rides, petting zoos, coloring pages, art projects and food.

Then the parade itself is always bigger and better than the year before. We have professional floats, dance teams, marching bands, costume characters and more.

What you might

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Scholarship Information 2020

23 July, 20200 Comments

Money doesn’t grow on trees, how are you planning to pay for college?

Consider applying for the Fran Anderson Making A Difference scholarship where one student from each city of Auburn Hills, Pontiac, Waterford and White Lake will walk away with $1,000 to help them pay with costs associated with higher education.

Fran Anderson made a difference as a teacher in the Pontiac School District and an extraordinary volunteer and advocate for numerous civic and community organizations, including

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Bubbles in the Summer

15 July, 20200 Comments

Hi Friends,

I’m back! Me, BinG, I’m back in Michigan!

It was a very long winter, and even longer spring, anticipating what might happen with our wonderful parade and festival.

Santa assured me that our fantastic volunteers and planners are doing everything they can to make sure Holiday Extravaganza 2020 is SAFE and FUN! They take the health of all guests very seriously.

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