Downtown Albany was invaded by jingle elves from December 5 to December 12, 2012. Elf Questers of all ages came out to find elves, take their pictures and post them.
Many won prizes. Here's just a few of the Jingle Elf Questers from 2012:
Amy Grogan was named the 2012 Jingle Elf Quest Grand Prize winner for finding every hidden elf in Downtown, as well as following the daily clues to find additional elves, for a total of 54 elves. She was awarded a $500 gift certificate to a business of her choice located in the BID. Congrats Amy!
The fun has past. But perhaps you are still curious about the program. Read on for more.
Take a Picture of Yourself with the Elf.
Due to their nimble and slinky ways, elf sightings are incredibly rare - so snap a photo of your accomplishment and share it with us. Post a picture of yourself finding one of the elves to:
But remember, however you choose to send us an image, you and the elf must be in the photo.
These sneaky and quick elves can’t sit still and stay in just one place. Their impatience is your opportunity to find even more elves. Check back for daily clues to find “Erastus,” the Downtown elf, who be hiding in a different location each day. These locations are different than the listed businesses below. Clues will be posted by 9:00 AM daily starting December 5, through December 12, 2012.
Daily Clue for Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A little luck of the Irish may help you find me today. Apartments have recently been added above my head but I'd rather walk the exhibits at this museum.
There will be a random daily drawing for prizes such as: $50 gift certificates to Downtown Albany BID businesses (of your choice) and downtown Albany event tickets. We will also have daily prizes for the best group photo and the most creative photo.
Go for the grand prize and find as many elves as you can between Dec. 5, 2012 – Dec. 12, 2012. The Jingle Elf Quester that finds the most elves during this timeframe will win a $500 gift certificate to a business of their choice. The business must be located in the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID). Make sure you read all the rules and daily clues for additional ways to find elves.
Where are these Elves hiding?
And don't forget - elves hiding at the listed businesses are not the only elves you can find. Check back for the daily clue on this page (above) to find the maximum number of elves.
Questions and More Information
Please email or call us at 518.465.2143 x11 for more information about the Jingle Elf Quest program.
The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District is not responsible for any federal or state taxes associated with this contest or any given prizes. Previous Grand Prize winners are not eligiable to win the Grand Prize. In the event there is a tie for the Grand Prize, the Quester who submitted posts or files earlier will be deemed the winner. All decisions are final.