About Us

Owners, Creators, Artists, Designers, Creative Directors, costume design NOLAN & MEGAN "The Christmas Factory started as a dream, it became our families reality"

We, would like to introduce ourselves, and also our beloved project

Our Elf-team Consists of Local Artists and Designers.  It only took our one little family and big dreams to put together the vision from what we always pictured Santa’s Workshop to be.   Our family came to Alaska in 2017 after being “professional elves” for 10+ years working with major productions in the lower 48.  We wanted to create something new, something magical, something unique for the people of this amazing state.  The factory has a unique charm because it has been handcrafted from the littlest details to insure an authentic feeling. Our goal is to create a magical community event here in Palmer, at the Alaska State Fairgrounds during the dark hours of winter. Our hope is that this event will be a beginning of something spectacular, something which will create memories for all generations.

This experience was designed to be way more than just a quick program for kids.  It is an interactive theatrical experience for the entire family.  This event will bring family and friends closer to each other, and also to the true spirit of Christmas.

For us it is about building a community, and very much about living our passion and purpose.  We would like to help children in the Mat-su Valley who struggle, suffer, or are in need of something magical.  We are excited to announce our Charitable contributions to the community that will continue throughout the entire year!   We know that children all over the world deserve to feel safe, and loved, and have the ability to dream big dreams, and to achieve great things!

We can not wait to see you at The Christmas Factory this winter!  Lets experience the ultimate Christmas with Santa and his elves.  Let’s help Children to believe there is something good in the world!

May you Days be Merry & Bright

with love, 

The Garvin Family

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Marketing, Head elf
Kelley and Tunde Tedd

Tunde and Kelley are the amazing behind the scenes masterminds that help this event run smoothly. This power couple has a passion for helping others, and especially for helping children. They came to Alaska in 2017 from the beautiful European country of Hungary. They quickly caught the vision of the magic of the Christmas Factory. Tunde is also the head elf at the Christmas Factory, which is her absolutely favorite character of all time. She doesn't admit it, but deep down inside she wants to be an elf all year long.

Woman looking like she is pondering with the ocean in the background while leaning against a painted wall.
LaRen Thompson

LaRen is the creative genius behind The Christmas Factory elves. She is passionate about bringing a one of a kind experience to the families of Alaska. LaRen has a unique sense of humor that molds these playful characters into dynamic theatrical performers. She is passionate about theater and writing and has brought to life the magical experience of this event.