Everything You Need to Know about Santa’s Helpers

The North Pole is filled with characters who help Santa make each Christmas the best it possibly can be! His Scout Elves are the helpers who complete many special jobs, while the Elf Pets® love receiving cuddles and hugs so they can collect spirit for their important missions for Santa! Learn all about these helpers, as well as the elite Scout Elf Training Team, and how they make Christmas possible each year!

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Scout Elves
  • Jobs for Santa
  • Keeping track of the nice list, sorting mail, helping in the reindeer stables and more!
  • What they do
  • Visit homes around the world, and fly to the North Pole nightly to report to Santa about their families' Christmas adventures. They also complete special duties at the North Pole as they are assigned by Santa.
  • Cool facts
  • Scout Elves are the only elves who interact with humans. They can be spotted by their official red-and-white suit.
Elf Pets® Reindeer
  • Job for Santa
  • Gathering Christmas spirit so Santa's sleigh will soar high on Christmas Eve.
  • What they do
  • Cuddle and play with children to gather plenty of faith, hope and love—that's what creates the Christmas spirit they need to help Santa!
  • Cool facts
  • On Christmas Eve, the Elf Pets® Reindeer grow to full size to guide the sleigh on its flight around the world.
Elf Pets® Saint Bernard
  • Job for Santa
  • Gathering Christmas cheer that Santa can use to keep the North Pole magical.
  • What they do
  • The Elf Pets® Saint Bernards inspire kids to perform kind deeds, which creates lots of faith, hope and love. That's just what creates Christmas cheer!
  • Cool facts
  • These pups are good friends with Barry the Saint Bernard, the watchdog of Christmas who is almost as old as Christmas itself!
Scout Elf Training Team
  • Job for Santa
  • Training other Scout Elves to run, jump. climb, hide and create innovative hiding spots in their families' homes!
  • What they do
  • These super skilled elves are the ones who teach every elf at the North Pole how to use the handy elf-sized tools from the Scout Elves at Play® kit.
  • Cool facts
  • The Training team has four members: Crystal, Sparkles, Avalanche and Atlas!

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