Starting this Friday, Nov 23rd on the second level of Newport on the Levee you'll be able to see the original Shillitos Elves restored and back in action.
Although I'm not from Cincinnati and these guys are all before my time, I hear stories about them every year leading up to Christmas so I know people still think about them. These particular elves were all built in 1979 when Shillitos, looking to capitalize on the popularity of the outside windows decided to create even more elves for inside the store. They were almost lost but a gentleman named Bill Spinnenweber purchased them at auction and prevented the elves from being split up and lost forever. They've all been painstakingly restored so you can start a new tradition.
You can visit the elves website for more info.
Sunday through Thursday 11AM-8PM
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