Anyone hoping to take part in a Christmas fancy dress event during December could find the very thing for them in Hull. The city is hosting its annual elves activity day on December 11th 2010, something that is sure to be fun for all the family. There will be carol singing, face painting, stilt walking and balloon modelling, as well as a treasure hunt in which people in elf fancy dress hand out maps to direct participants around the city. Organisers of the event commented: "The elves are also excellent city centre guides and can give you directions, or help you with gift ideas." Shops in Saint Stephens, Queen Victoria Square, Princes Quay and Prospect Shopping Centre will all be taking part between 10:00 and 16:00 GMT, making for the perfect festive day out. After you have been to the event in Hull, you could also join the Facebook group which encourages people to answer the phone like Buddy the elf from the Will Ferrell film. The creators hope to get as many people as possible asking callers: "What's your favourite colour?" on December 18th.