I had the pleasure of performing at the
Lake Eden Arts Festival last Friday and Saturday. I worked Friday at the Toy Boat Circus Workshop stage leading a Mime-Clown workshop. It was well attended and the kids were awesome. I started with tug of war and ended an hour later with a line of children waiting to try the classic pants drop and hat fetch routine. Just amazing smiles and laughter.
On Saturday I performed a magic, juggling and fire eating show at the Roots Stage and juggled in the parade.
The crew and dozens of families caught a break from the wet weather for a fun morning of entertainment and egg hunting on March 23rd. The clouds and cold couldn’t stop the excitement of the Annual Easter Egg Hunt by Black Mountain Parks and Rec.
Randall will be back in action at the annual LEAF this spring! Characters and show times are still being decided so please stay tuned. Mark the dates for this one of a kind festival, May 9-12, 3013.
I imagine there will be some fire involved.
Papa Elf finished the season at Lenox Square Mall last weekend and had a delightful time bringing the smiles. The following photos were taken by the Elf’s friend Mike Soloman.
Thanks for all the smiles kids, hope you loved Christmas!
Papa Elf met so many wonderful kids and families this weekend in Atlanta! Lenox Square Mall was the stage for a magical memory maker in so many ways. I spent most of my time around Santa’s set but also made the rounds through the entire mall once and the food court twice. Interacting with hundreds of kids and seeing their amazement and joy and the appreciation of the parents is truly a delightful part of life. Especially for an Elf! We only get to come down from The North Pole for a few weeks a year. Very refreshing and great way to get an Elf in the mood to finish those toys!
So to all the kids I met this weekend, Merry Christmas! I’ll be back again on Saturday and Sunday to close out the season before I head back to the shop for final prep so come see me if you can! We will also be doing a television special at 9:00 am on Saturday for CBS Atlanta. The ELF TV skit was planned for this past weekend but has been moved to 12/22.
We had a busy weekend with a variety of characters in Asheville and Black Mountain. We had a nice time breaking out of Elf mode temporarily on Friday night by providing entertainment for the Allergy Partners annual Holiday party at the Doubletree in Asheville. We started the evening with me juggling fire as a jester outside, greeting people as they arrived. While they congregated, Tash read palms for an hour and had a nice long line. Very well received. After an hour, I changed into the Great Zukini and did table magic and fire eating while Michael juggled as a jester.
Saturday, Papa Elf walked the Black Mountain Christmas parade while juggling. I had some great moments running while juggling to catch up to my place in the parade after I had paused to juggle for kids up close. Following the parade I provided the entertainment at a wonderful event called Circle of Lights which features luminaries surrounding a beautiful little lake.
Next weekend it’s off to Atlanta’s Lenox Square Mall! We have exciting news about CBS Atlanta news coverage so stay tuned.
Elf photos by Colby Rabon, Asheville Citizen Times
Papa Elf and Lee the Elf were the final act ahead of Santa at the Old Fort Christmas Parade this afternoon. Lee and I have worked several parades through the years. The parade was well attended and we had a great time. Thanks so much to Pat Piercy, the Parade Marshall, for having us.
While we were in Old Fort, Dipsy the Elf was performing at Biltmore Village’s annual Dickens Festival. Papa Elf will be there tomorrow from 1:30 -3:30.
The picture below is Papa and Dipsy meeting up after the shows to plan more mischief.
Wow what a great way to kick off Elf Season! I had the privilege of being the final act ahead of Santa at the Asheville Holiday Parade this afternoon and had the best time! John Coutlakis of the Asheville Citizen Times caught me here. This seems like a perfect “add your own caption” picture to me. “Elf shocked that he can juggle”.
The Elves are lining up work fast this year and we’re excited to be making some major changes to our schedule by shifting some of our seasonal work to Atlanta’s Lenox Square Mall
Since 1959, Lenox Square® has been the premier shopping destination for fashionistas throughout the Southeast. Located in the heart of Buckhead, Lenox Square offers an unparalleled shopping experience on four levels of climate controlled comfort. Anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus and Macy’s, Lenox Square features nearly 250 specialty stores
We made our debut there last Christmas Eve and will be featured for the last two weekends this year.keep looking »