Back for the the second year, the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) presents the "Jingle. Elf. Quest." which will begin Wednesday, December 5th and run through Wednesday, December 12th, 2012.
This free holiday event calls on Jingle Elf Questers (in other words, you!) to search downtown businesses within the Downtown Albany BID looking for elves. Those who are lucky enough to spot an elf have the chance to win both daily prizes and a grand prize!
How It Works:
Elves will be hidden in plain sight inside businesses throughout Downtown Albany, and it's up to you to find them. So while you're out doing your holiday shopping downtown, glance around store shelves, displays and other locations to see if you can spot one!
All elves resemble the photo at right and have their names written on their hats or elsewhere across the photo.
If you find one, snap a photo of YOU and the ELF (you must both be in the photo) and share the picture in one of the following ways:
- On Downtown Albany NY’s Facebook page (@downtownalbany)
- Via Instagram include #jingleelf in your post
- Via email at email@example.com
Due to their nimble and slinky ways, elf sightings are incredibly rare. One elf in particular is extremely elusive. 'Erastus,' the Downtown elf, will be hiding in a different location each day! There will be clues posted on the Downtown Albany BID's Facebook page daily to help you find him.
Want a list of participating businesses? They will be posted on December 4, 2012 (the day before the hunt begins). Please check back.
There will be a daily drawing for prizes such as: $50 gift certificates to Downtown Albany BID businesses (of your choice) and downtown Albany event tickets.
Go for the grand prize and find as many elves as you can between December 5th - 12th. The Jingle Elf Quester that finds the most elves during this timeframe will win a $500 gift certificate to a business of their choice! (Must be located in the Downtown Albany BID.)