Hunt for Holiday Gnomes
The Hunt for Herbie and the rest of the Loveland Holiday Gnomes RETURNS November 20 and runs through January 2, 2022!
Get ready to find Herbie (Loveland’s holiday gnome) and all of his gnome friends around Loveland! Between November 20 and January 2, Herbie and his friends will find homes at various locations throughout the city. To play, you must download EVENTZEE, a free mobile app, to find out where they are, meet each of them, and complete each of their challenges. You’ll snap photos of yourself with the gnomes and be entered into our contest through the app to be able to win one of the grand prizes below. All players who successfully complete all of the challenges on the app will win a holiday prize by showing their Challenges Complete badge to the staff at the Loveland Visitors Center during business hours (Mon-Sat 8:30AM-3:30PM, closed Sundays). The Visitors Center will also be closed Thanksgiving Day (November 25), Christmas Day (December 25) and December 30-31. Holiday prizes will be available for pick up through January 8th. While this game can be played anytime, we recommend trying to do it at dusk or later to take advantage of viewing all of the holiday lights in Loveland. All of the gnomes are outside and accessible anytime, but we ask that you wrap up no later than 10PM. The challenges can all be completed in a few hours, or over multiple days. But they must be completed by January 2nd.
Important items to note:
- You are NOT required to enter or pay admission at Christmas Walk in the Woods to find Kringle, Gnome 9.
- All of the gnomes are in the general vicinity of each stop along the Loveland Light Trail (though some might require a small amount of walking around the area) with the EXCEPTION of the 8th stop, for which there is a detailed riddle challenge in the app to help you find Vinnie, Gnome 8, as well as a clue on the map itself. Vinny is NOT on Namaqua hill or in the Skyline Natural Area (which is not yet open to the public). Please DO NOT climb Namaqua hill or trespass in the Skyline Natural Area around the Namaqua Star to find this gnome as he is not there!
How To Play
STEP 2: Download the free, official Hunt for Loveland Holiday Gnomes app – EVENTZEE.
STEP 3: Follow EVENTZEE’s instructions to create an account, and use the code GNOMES2021 to find The Hunt for the Loveland Holiday Gnomes game. You won’t be able to see the event until it opens on Saturday, November 20. (Use the code GNOMES2021 to find the game in the EVENTZEE app)
STEP 4: The app will guide you through a series of questions, challenges, and puzzles to solve, and will take you by 9 stops along the Loveland Light Trail in your quest to find all ten of the Holiday Gnomes. You will need to complete all the challenges to be eligible for a prize. STEP 5: Show the Challenges Completed badge (in the app) at the Loveland Visitors Center during regular store hours (Mon – Sat, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM) to claim your prize. One prize per app player please (if multiple people are playing together, each person must individually play the game on their own device to each receive a prize). Also, all players will compete for the grand prizes listed below. The players with the highest scores as of 11:59 p.m. January 2 will receive one of the following Grand Prizes. Please note that it may take up to 7 additional days for Visit Loveland staff to award bonus points based on challenges submitted by the deadline, and grand prizes won’t be determined until all players’ challenges have been fully scored and approved. Contest ends January 2. See the official contest rules.
To win and qualify for all prizes, you must complete ALL of the challenges in the app and locate all of the gnomes, which is confirmed on the app via the receipt of the Challenges Complete badge. The prizes and selection criteria are as follows:
Completion Prize (Valued at over $4) Chick-fil-A free breakfast entrée coupon
Everyone who completes the game can claim this prize at the Loveland Visitors Center, by physically presenting your Challenges Complete badge to the staff during regular business hours (Monday-Saturday 9AM-3:30PM). Prizes are available now through January 8th. Limited to the first 500 people.
Grand Prize: Ultimate Loveland Escape (Valued at over $600) Includes: Overnight stay at the Courtyard Loveland, Private Escape Room Experience for up to 8 people at Time Emporium, $100 Gift Card to the Promenade Shops at Centerra, Ice skating for 4 at the Ice Rink at the Promenade Shops, a $50 Gift Card to MetroLux Theaters/Scripted Bar & Kitchen, a $25 Gift Card to Sweet Heart Winery, and a Visit Loveland gift basket. Winner chosen by random drawing of all players who completed all challenges in the game. 1st Prize (Valued at over $475) Includes: Overnight stay at the TownePlace Suites Loveland, an Axe Throwing Experience for up to 6 people at Axe to Grind, a $50 Gift Card to Door222, a $50 Gift Card to MetroLux Theaters/Scripted Bar & Kitchen, a $25 Gift Card to Betta Gumbo, a $25 Gift Card to Sweet Heart Winery, and a Visit Loveland gift basket.
Winner will be the top point scorer in the app, as of January 3. In the case of a tie, winner will be selected by random drawing of all tied point scorers.
2nd Prize (Valued at over $425) Includes: Overnight stay at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Loveland, a 1 hour Horseback Ride experience for up to 4 people at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, a $50 Gift Card to MetroLux Theaters/Scripted Bar & Kitchen, a $25 Gift Card to Sweet Heart Winery, and a Visit Loveland gift basket.
Winner will be the second place point scorer in the app, as of January 3. In the case of a tie, winner will be selected by random drawing of all tied point scorers.
3rd Prize (Valued at over $250) Includes: A Night of Fun for up to 4 people at The Flipside Bar/Arcade (includes 4 Monday Night FreePlay vouchers with unlimited game play for 5 hours and 4 Top Shelf drink tokens), a $50 Gift Card to Origins Wine Bar & Wood-Fired Pizza, a $50 Gift Card to MetroLux Theaters/Scripted Bar & Kitchen, a $25 Gift Card to Sweet Heart Winery, a $25 Gift Card to Betta Gumbo, and a Visit Loveland gift basket.
Winner will be the third place point scorer in the app, as of January 3. In the case of a tie, winner will be selected by random drawing of all tied point scorers.
Grand Prize and 1st – 3rd Prize winners will be contacted with details on how to claim their prizes during the first week of January.
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