Movie Locations Guide

Buddy (Will Ferrell) is an innocent figure who was raised as an elf in the North Pole by his adoptive father, Papa Elf (Bob Newhart). When Buddy discovers that he's actually a human being, he heads to New York City to reunite with his biological father. The trouble is that his dad, Walter (James Caan), is a publishing executive who doesn't have time for anything other than work.

Empire State Building

Buddy The Elf (Will Ferrell) heads to New York City to find his real father. Before leaving the North Pole his adopted father, Papa Elf (Bob Newhart) hands him a Snow Globe with a model of the Empire State Building inside it. He tells Buddy his father works at the Empire State Building.

Movie Location:
350 5th Avenue, New York City, Manhattan, New York, USA

Buddy's New Home

After meeting up with his Father (and the NYPD) Walter takes his son Buddy back to his Apartment. When he leaves for work the next morning, we get a glimpse of his Apartment, it's the same one Dana Barrett lived at in Ghostbusters!

Movie Location:
55 Central Park West, New York City, Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York, USA

Buddy's First Date - Ice Skating

On Buddy's first date with Jovie (Zooey Deschanel) he shows her the biggest Christmas Trees he's found in New York. At that point Jovie realises he's not seen the one in Rockefeller Plaza. After showing Buddy the tree, the pair of them go Ice Skating on the ice rink by the tree. The tree is usually erected around the 30th November.

Movie Location:
5th Avenue between 49th & 50th Streets, New York City, Manhattan, New York, USA