Where To Find Buddy The Elf Locations in New York

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“Elf” is a popular Christmas comedy movie released in 2003, directed by Jon Favreau and starring Will Ferrell as the main character. And is a huge family favourite in our home. The last time we visited New York with the kids, we spent a lot of time looking for Elf Movie Locations To Visit In New York. For the boys, it brought New York and the Movie alive.

The movie “Elf,” starring Will Ferrell, is set in New York City and features several iconic locations. Here are a few notable locations to visit in New York from the movie.

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The Lincoln Tunnel

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Buddy walked through the Lincoln Tunnel to get into Manhattan. However, this is clearly unsafe, so grab a yellow taxi and do it in style.

The Empire State Building

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In the film, Buddy the Elf visits the Empire State Building to find his father, Walter Hobbs. This is where his father, Walter Hobbs, works in a publishing company based in the Empire State Building. The Empire State Building first appears in the movie in a snow globe given to Buddy by Papa. Elf, when he tells Buddie he is a human, and his dad works in a magical place called New York in the Empire State Building.

Central Park

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There are many scenes in Central Park, including his snowball fight with the boys bullying his brother Michael at Pinebank Arch Bridge Central Park at West 62nd Street. Plus, when Buddy and Michael cut down a Christmas tree to take home to the Hobbs’ apartment.

And the famous scene when Santa’s sleigh breaks down, and Buddy comes to the rescue to help Santa deliver presents on Christmas Eve.

Gimbels Department Store

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While Gimbels is not a real store anymore, the store closed in 1986. The movie features a fictional version where Buddy takes his first ride on an elevator.

But more importantly, where Buddy gets a job as Santa’s Elf and creates havoc when he suspects the store Santa isn’t real, and meets Jovie. The store’s exterior was filmed at the 34th Street Macy’s store.

This Is Also Where Walter Sees Buddy Alseep in the Store Window

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Buddy falls asleep in the department store window because he stays overnight and works long hours to decorate the store and prepare for Santa. Buddy is full of energy and enthusiasm, but his relentless efforts and his childlike excitement eventually catch up with him.

Rockefeller Center

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Buddy takes Jovie, played by Zooey Deschanel, on a date to see the famous Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. They also go ice skating at the ice rink at the Rockefeller.

The Crosswalk at 34th Street

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You can spot many other places as you wander the streets of New York looking for Elf movie locations, such as The Crosswalk at 34th Street outside Maceyswhere Buddy hopscotched across the road.

Where Buddy Hailed a Cab with Grand Central Station in the Background.

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The Station concourse is also where Buddy had his Elf Boots Polished.

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New York City, often referred to as the “City that Never Sleeps,” is a vibrant and iconic destination that offers an array of exciting experiences for travellers of all ages; this really is the best place in the World to be a tourist from towering skyscrapers to world-famous museums.

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