Preston Street Holiday Hunt Launch Poster

Preston Street Holiday Hunt

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY: December 3rd to January 8th.

Find the Snowflakes.
Save the Snowman.

60 minutes | Unlimited Players | FREE

Freddy the Snowman lost all of his snow.
A very sad thing for a snowman, you know!

Find all of his snowflakes, this is your fate.
And put him together, before it’s too late!

Register for free and play when you’re ready.
You’ll be our heroes: the team that saves Freddy!

How does it work?

The Preston Street Holiday Hunt is an outdoor Escape Room / Scavenger Hunt experience where players will use their phones (internet connection required), while exploring the storefronts on Preston Street. The Holiday Hunt is fun for all ages!

Once players register for free, they will receive an email with the link to the login page and the code they will need to play. This experience can be played at any time of day and does not require entry into any private locations.

Most groups will complete the 1 hour (approximately) experience at one time, but players can take breaks if they choose, or even return to complete the adventure on a separate day.

Did we mention the prizes?

With every registration, you will be entered to win some incredible prizes, including gift cards to businesses on Preston Street or even a free Escape Room experience at Lockdown Ottawa! Some prizes will be available just for playing, while others will be reserved for the fastest teams.

This fun and engaging experience will give you a reason to get out of the house and to get some exercise and fresh air, while being entered to win fabulous prizes! Best of all: it’s FREE! What more could you ask for??

The Preston Street Holiday Hunt is only available from December 3rd to January 8th, so don’t delay and register your team today!

Register Your Team

Preston Street Holiday Hunt is FREE to play. Donations to the Ottawa Food Bank will be accepted:

This experience is only playable between December 3rd, 2022 and January 8th, 2023. The full experience is outdoors, starting at Preston Square and travelling up and down Preston Street.

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Event Sponsors

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