Winter in the City Scavenger Hunts

Winter in the City Scavenger hunts are a safe, on-demand, outdoor activity, and a fun way to be guided through Downtown Denver's Winter Wonderland. Clues will lead participants around the parts of downtown Denver that have winter lights and decorations, and of course the beloved floats from the 9News Parade of Lights. Complete a scavenger hunt below, or try all three, by December 31 and be entered into a weekly drawing for great downtown prizes, including staycation hotel stays, restaurant gift cards, and more! Scroll down to see all the available prizes.

Kids' Holiday Treasure Hunt (Easy)

This family-friendly scavenger hunt will guide you to all of the 9News Parade of Lights floats and ask your kids to find information on each one! First, choose your starting location, and after you answer the puzzles, you’ll be prompted to select your next stop. Once complete, submit the form by December 31 to be entered in a prize drawing.

Start Your Holiday Treasure Hunt

Masked Selfie Challenge (Medium)

The goal of this scavenger hunt is to find and take selfie photos with iconic Denver public art and landmarks! Set out around the city using these clues as a guide to find each art piece or landmark. Check off your photos on the form, and post/tag us on social media. If you get at least 5 selfies by December 31, you’ll be entered in our weekly prize drawing – but they only count if you are wearing a mask!

Start the Selfie Challenge

Denver Through the Decades (Hard)

This scavenger hunt is meant for true Denver brainiacs! Set out around the downtown core using these clues as a guide to find each spot. If you complete them all and submit the form by December 31, you’ll be entered in our weekly prize drawing.

Test Your Downtown Denver Knowledge


Grand Prize: Winter in the City Getaway at the Sonesta Denver Downtown, including:
• Three (3) days and two (2) nights in one of our spacious suites
• Daily breakfast for two people (2) in Lockwood Kitchen & Bar, inside Sonesta Denver Downtown
• Complimentary overnight garage parking for both nights

Weekly Prizes:
• Day passes to Camp Bow Wow
• $50 gift certificate to Lola Coastal Mexican
• $100 gift certificate to Ultreia Gastroteka | Gin Tonics
• Lunch for two at Stoic & Genuine
• $100 and $75 gift certificates to Larimer Square Merchants
• Clyfford Still Museum – 2 Tickets (2 sets)
• $100 gift certificate to Rioja
• Museum of Contemporary Art Dual / Family Pass ($75 value)