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Fans meet Buddy the Elf at Madison Square Garden event

Fans got to meet Buddy the Elf Wednesday at a special event at Madison Square Garden.

Fans sifted through fake spaghetti to find Buddy's snow globe for a chance to win tickets to opening night of "Elf the Musical," which kicks off its three-week run on Dec. 9 at Madison Square Garden. The winner also took home a $200 gift card to Carmine's Italian Restaurant and 15,000 Starwood Hotels points

Scroll down for some fun photos from the event.

Buddy The Elf waits to promote
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Buddy The Elf waits to promote "Elf The Musical" at a news event where contestants sift through a giant bowl filled with hundreds of pounds of fake spaghetti and all five of the Elf main food groups -- cookies, candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.

To promote
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Timothy A. Clary

To promote "Elf The Musical," contestants sift through a giant bowl filled with hundreds of pounds of fake spaghetti and all five of the Elf main food groups -- cookies, candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup, during an event at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 14, 2015.

Buddy, the main character of
Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang

Buddy, the main character of "Elf the Musical," meets with young fans at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan on Oct. 14, 2015. The musical will run for a limited three week engagement beginning Dec. 9, 2015, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Buddy, the main character of
Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang

Buddy, the main character of "Elf the Musical," center, announces the name of Jeanette Perkins, 40, of Maryland, as the winner of a contest promoting the show at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan on Oct. 14, 2015. Perkins earned four premium tickets to the opening night of the show, a $200 gift card to Carmine’s Italian Restaurant and 15,000 points to Starwood Hotels.

Jeanette Perkins, 40, of Maryland, celebrates after winning
Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang

Jeanette Perkins, 40, of Maryland, celebrates after winning a contest promoting "Elf the Musical" at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan on Oct. 14, 2015. Buddy, the main character in the musical, is at right. Perkins earned four premium tickets to the opening night of the show, a $200 gift card to Carmine’s Italian Restaurant and 15,000 points to Starwood Hotels.

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