What is the last day of Elf on the Shelf?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

The last day of Elf on the Shelf, according to The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition, is on December 24th. This is the night before Christmas, and it marks the end of an elf’s job for the year. On this special night, most Scout Elves bid farewell to their adoptive families and make their way back to the North Pole.

As the story goes, the Scout Elves leave their families and fly back to the North Pole following Santa’s sleigh. This allows them to assist Santa Claus in his preparations for the year ahead. They help him organize the toy workshop, check the naughty and nice lists, and ensure everything is in order for the next Christmas season.

It’s a bittersweet moment for both the elf and the family they have been staying with. The elf has spent the past few weeks observing the children’s behavior, reporting back to Santa each night, and bringing joy and excitement to the household. They have become a beloved part of the family’s Christmas tradition.

For the family, saying goodbye to their elf can be a mix of emotions. While they may miss the daily surprises and mischief caused by their elf, they know that it’s a sign that Christmas is near and that their elf will be back next year to continue the tradition.

Some families may choose to have their elf stay a little longer, perhaps until New Year’s Day or even until the end of the holiday season. This is a personal decision and can vary from family to family. It’s all part of the magic and flexibility of The Elf on the Shelf tradition.

The last day of Elf on the Shelf is on December 24th, when most Scout Elves bid farewell to their families and return to the North Pole to help Santa Claus prepare for the coming year. It’s a special and symbolic moment that marks the end of the elf’s annual visit and the beginning of the Christmas celebration.