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SantaCon – San Francisco, CA

SantaCon is an annual gathering of men and woman from all walks of life who don Santa suits and roam the city looking for fun. It is non-denominational, non-commercial, non-political and non-sensical Santa Claus convention that occurs once a year

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Posted in Festivals and Parades, Organizations and Clubs, Santas and Santa Villages

Ghostbusters – New York City, NY

Ghostbusters are a group of paranormal investigators for hire featured in the films “Ghostbusters” (1984) and the sequel “Ghostbusters II” (1989). Members of this pseudo-scientific group include Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Dr. Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), Dr. Egon Spengler

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Posted in Movies, Television

George and Marian Kerby – New York City, NY

George and Marian Kerby are two happy-go-lucky ghosts featured on the CBS fantasy comedy TOPPER (1953-55). Geore and Marian (Robert Sterling & Anne Jeffreys) are married and to celebrate their fifth anniversary they travel to Europe on vacation. But their

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Posted in Television

Squatsie the Gnome – New York, NY

Squatsie is the name of a two-foot tall painted ceramic garden gnome with a pointy red cap owned by gay lawyer Will Truman (Eric McCormack) on the NBC situation comedy WILL & GRACE (1998-2006). “Squatsie” was a beloved memento from

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Posted in Statues and Carvings, Television

Elf Balloons – New York, NY

Elf Balloons have been a part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade since the late 1940s. The primary elf balloons to appear in the parade are Kit, Charlie & C.J. Elf. They are recreations of a gnome balloon who made

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Posted in Advertising Mascots, Festivals and Parades, Television

Abby Cadabby the Fairy – New York, NY

Abby Cadabby is a smart, funny, feisty, three-year-old fairy-in-training who lives in “Sesame Street,” a fictional (but ever so real) neighborhood in New York City. The pink and purple-haired sprite with dragonfly wings debuted in 2006 during the first episode

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Posted in Props, Toys, Dolls & Puppets, Television

Troll Museum – New York City, NY

The Troll Museum is located in a sixth floor walk up building at 122-124 Orchard St #19 on the Lower East Side (Chinatown) of New York City. The museum is just down the street from the Tenement Museum at 97

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Posted in Museums, Props, Toys, Dolls & Puppets

Girl Scout Brownies – New York City, NY

Girl Scout Brownies is a level within the Girl Scouts organization that hosts girls aged seven years old to ten years (Grades 2-3). According to the Girl Scout website, “Girl Scouts Brownies work together and explore their community. Friendship, fun,

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Posted in Organizations and Clubs
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