Thanksgiving marks the official start of the holiday season, and for many families, the return of "Elf on the Shelf." Take a break from brainstorming clever elf hijinks and hiding places with Barnes & Nobles' big kick-off event, Scout Elf Return Boot Camp.

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Taking place this Saturday, Nov. 28 at the Tribeca Barnes & Noble (97 Warren St.) at 11 a.m., there will be lots of fun "Elf"-related activities for kids. While your child is listening to the "Elf" storytime and enjoying all the acitivites, you can sneakily chat with other parents and swamp your best "Elf" ideas. It's sure to be a good time for the whole family.

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If you go:
Nov. 28, 11 a.m.
Barnes & Noble Tribeca
97 Warren St., 212-587, 5389