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The Downtown Fort Collins Business Association is putting the fun in filling out Santa’s Wish List during the Downtown Santas Shopping Quest! Starting on Black Friday, the DBA and its member businesses invite shoppers from near and far to discover Downtown and embark on this annual Santa Claus figurine scavenger hunt.

Conquering the quest is free and easy, but there are only 17 days to complete the journey! Visit Downtown and the participating businesses between November 29th and December 15th for a chance to win one of six Downtown Fort Collins Gift Cards redeemable at over 150 DBA member businesses in Old Town!

EVENT DETAILS

When:  Friday, November 29th – Sunday, December 15th during businesses regular hours of operation.

Location: Downtown Fort Collins

Price: Free to the public


Participating is Free & Easy!

Step 1) Explore Downtown businesses in search of each participating store’s personalized, named Santa figurine

Step 2) Write the name of your newly discovered Santa on your Santas Quest Sheet available at each participating business

Step 3) Find each hidden Santa and drop your Sheet off at a participating business to enter to win $750 in Downtown Gift Cards


Prizes:

Grand Prize – $250 Downtown Fort Collins Gift Card

5 Prizes – $100 Downtown Fort Collins Gift Cards

2019 Participating Businesses

Alpine Arts

Alpine Arts is proud to be a local and family owned business. We have been located in the same historic Avery ...

112 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Clothes Pony & Dandelion Toys

We are Jenny and Becca, sisters and wonders of Clothes Pony & Dandelion Toys and Urban Blossom. We love kids. ...

111 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

The Cupboard

Fort Collins Kitchen store featuring quality cookware, superb cuttery, unique dinnerware, attractive table ...

152 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Downtown Ace Hardware

As your local Ace Hardware, Downtown Ace Hardware is a member of the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in ...

215 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

The Elizabeth Hotel

The Elizabeth Hotel is where Fort Collins comes together. Situated in the center of Old Town, the cornerstone of ...

111 Chestnut Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Ginger and Baker

Our building once housed the Northern Colorado Feeders Supply, a brick and mortar symbol of Fort Collins’ Ag ...

359 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary

At Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary and Clinic we strive to provide the highest quality herbal products you can find in ...

223 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Kansas City Kitty

Kansas City Kitty is a fun and unique clothing shop, independently owned and located in Old Town Fort Collins since ...

136 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Kilwins Chocolates & Ice Cream

Kilwins is a place where people celebrate, vacation and share the experience of life, family and gifting in a very ...

114 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Old Firehouse Books

Named after the historic building we call home, Old Firehouse Books is a local, independent bookstore in Fort Collins, ...

232 Walnut Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Old Town Spice Shop

Because this is our business we can ensure the highest quality spices, blends, salts, sugars, extracts, peppers and ...

130A South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Paul Wood Florist

In 1933, Paul and Claire Wood established their flower shop on South College Avenue with a focus on quality products ...

114 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Peacock’s Perch

A new market that offer’s unique & varied styles, of upcycled furniture & decor, collectibles, clothing, ...

162 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Rocky Mountain Retro

At Rocky Mountain Retro, we offer retro sports apparel and garments with a classic look and feel. With a variety of ...

19 Old Town Square, Fort Collins, CO, USA

SALUS Natural Body Care

SALUS® is a natural bath and body care company specializing in premium bath bombs, shower bombs, lotions, ...

240 Walnut Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Santa Fe Craftsman

Offering a wide selection of quality items ranging from the traditionally elegant to the whimsical, you are bound ...

118 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages Fort Collins is a non-profit, volunteer operated store in Old Town that offers beautiful ...

113 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

The Right Card

The Right Card has been making people smile since 1985. Located in the heart of Old Town, on the Square. A unique ...

17 Old Town Square, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

The Gearage

Our focus is on the highest quality camping, hiking, cycling, climbing, winter, and water sport gear. We sell a ...

119 East Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Vie et Mort

111 West Olive Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Wagz Pet Market & Grooming

Wagz is Fort Collins' Premier Dog and Cat Boutique. In our market we specialize in bringing our customers high ...

132 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Walrus Ice Cream

We are a locally owned, family run, homemade premium ice cream shoppe based in Downtown Fort Collins. We have an ...

125 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

White Balcony

White Balcony is a locally-owned and operated gift store. In business since 2003, this local gem has to be experienced ...

146 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

The Wright Life

The Wright Life Sporting Goods is located at 200B Linden Street on the South side of the building next to Seckner ...

200 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Alpine Arts
Alpine Arts is proud to be a local and family owned business. We have been located in the same historic Avery Building since 1981! We are truly a family business and our guests and visitors have watched our children and ...
112 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Clothes Pony & Dandelion Toys
We are Jenny and Becca, sisters and wonders of Clothes Pony & Dandelion Toys and Urban Blossom. We love kids. The most fun thing about owning Clothes Pony is meeting the beautiful, entertaining, endlessly fascinating babies and ...
111 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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The Cupboard
Fort Collins Kitchen store featuring quality cookware, superb cuttery, unique dinnerware, attractive table linens, decorative accessories, kitchen electrics, hundreds of cookbooks, an array of glassware, plus specialty food, candy ...
152 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Downtown Ace Hardware
As your local Ace Hardware, Downtown Ace Hardware is a member of the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the industry. Ace Hardware began as a small chain of stores in 1924 and has grown to include more than 4,600 stores in 50 ...
215 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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The Elizabeth Hotel
The Elizabeth Hotel is where Fort Collins comes together. Situated in the center of Old Town, the cornerstone of Firehouse Alley, our Fort Collins hotel is the beat of the city's heart. Thoughtful amenities and vibrant spaces ...
111 Chestnut Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Ginger and Baker
Our building once housed the Northern Colorado Feeders Supply, a brick and mortar symbol of Fort Collins’ Ag roots; it’s friendliness, ingenuity and belief in a better future that’s inspired farmers, ranchers and townspeople ...
359 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary
At Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary and Clinic we strive to provide the highest quality herbal products you can find in Fort Collins, with a focus on organic and local goods. We also pride ourselves in offering sound, fact-based, herbal and ...
223 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Learn More

Kansas City Kitty
Kansas City Kitty is a fun and unique clothing shop, independently owned and located in Old Town Fort Collins since 2002.
136 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Learn More

Kilwins Chocolates & Ice Cream
Kilwins is a place where people celebrate, vacation and share the experience of life, family and gifting in a very special nostalgic Americana setting. We are proud of our "family" heritage of providing our customers with high quality ...
114 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Learn More

Old Firehouse Books
Named after the historic building we call home, Old Firehouse Books is a local, independent bookstore in Fort Collins, Colorado. We sell both new books and used books, which helps us have the best selection of titles in town. On the chance ...
232 Walnut Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Learn More

Old Town Spice Shop
Because this is our business we can ensure the highest quality spices, blends, salts, sugars, extracts, peppers and teas in the country. We fresh grind many of the spices ourselves, making them fresher than you can get at even many other ...
130A South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Learn More

Paul Wood Florist
In 1933, Paul and Claire Wood established their flower shop on South College Avenue with a focus on quality products and customer service. Paul had worked in the floral industry for several years in both Denver and Fort Collins before ...
114 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Learn More

Peacock’s Perch
A new market that offer’s unique & varied styles, of upcycled furniture & decor, collectibles, clothing, gifts, hand made jewelry, art, & estate items.
162 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Learn More

Rocky Mountain Retro
At Rocky Mountain Retro, we offer retro sports apparel and garments with a classic look and feel. With a variety of schools, teams, and sports - from the obscure to the iconic - Rocky Mountain Retro is your destination for classic sports ...
19 Old Town Square, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Learn More

SALUS Natural Body Care
SALUS® is a natural bath and body care company specializing in premium bath bombs, shower bombs, lotions, creams, soaps, bubble bath, facial care, body care essential oils and more. Step inside our stores and create your own ...
240 Walnut Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Learn More

Santa Fe Craftsman
Offering a wide selection of quality items ranging from the traditionally elegant to the whimsical, you are bound to find a treasure at Santa Fe Craftsman. Our vast collection of handmade American Indian and Southwestern jewelry ...
118 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Learn More

Ten Thousand Villages
Ten Thousand Villages Fort Collins is a non-profit, volunteer operated store in Old Town that offers beautiful fairly traded crafts created by artisans in developing countries. Stop on by for a free cup of fairly traded coffee and ...
113 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Learn More

The Right Card
The Right Card has been making people smile since 1985. Located in the heart of Old Town, on the Square. A unique experience awaits in a place loaded with the unexpected. Offering an enourmous selection of crazy and zany, or ...
17 Old Town Square, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Learn More

The Gearage
Our focus is on the highest quality camping, hiking, cycling, climbing, winter, and water sport gear. We sell a variety of new and used outdoor gear including tents, backpacks, clothing, footwear, bicycles, kayaks, skis, snowboards, ...
119 East Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Learn More

Wagz Pet Market & Grooming
Wagz is Fort Collins' Premier Dog and Cat Boutique. In our market we specialize in bringing our customers high quality foods, treats, toys and accessories. We seek out unique local products and suppliers who strive to be sustainable ...
132 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Learn More

Walrus Ice Cream
We are a locally owned, family run, homemade premium ice cream shoppe based in Downtown Fort Collins. We have an all natural ice cream base using no additives or preservatives and no eggs. We offer cups, cones (all types including ...
125 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Learn More

White Balcony
White Balcony is a locally-owned and operated gift store. In business since 2003, this local gem has to be experienced first hand to truly appreciate the immersive displays and whimsical merchandise. You'll find everything from handbags, ...
146 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Learn More

The Wright Life
The Wright Life Sporting Goods is located at 200B Linden Street on the South side of the building next to Seckner Alley.  Our retail store was established in 1981 and has been selling Skateboards, Longboards, Snowboards, Discs, ...
200 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Website

Learn More

Downtown Santas Shopping Quest FAQs

 

What is the Downtown Santas Shopping Quest?
The Downtown Fort Collins Business Association is putting the fun in filling out Santa’s Wish List during the Downtown Santas Shopping Quest! Starting on Black Friday, the DBA and its member businesses invite shoppers from near and far to discover Downtown and embark on this annual Santa Claus figurine scavenger hunt.

Conquering the quest is free and easy, but there are only 17 days to complete the journey! Visit Downtown and the participating businesses between November 29th and December 15th for a chance to win one of three Downtown Fort Collins Gift Cards redeemable at over 150 DBA member businesses in Old Town!

 

When is the scavenger hunt promotion?
Friday, November 29th – Sunday, December 15th during businesses regular hours of operation.

 

Where does the promotion take place?
The promotion takes place at numerous businesses in Old Town.  There are no street closures for this event.

 

How much does it cost?
This event is free to the public.

 

How do I get started?
Visit any participating store to pick up your Quest Card.  Then, discover Downtown as you visit each business to find the hidden Santa Claus figurine.  When you find it, write down the name of the Santa on your Quest Card (Look for the unique name of each Santa on their ‘Gift Card Name Tag’).  After collecting the names of each hidden Santa figurine, submit your Quest Card at any one of the participating businesses.

How do I know if I’m selected as a winner?
To be eligible to win, you must complete the Quest Card by finding the names of each hidden Santa figurine.  Completed Quest Cards will be drawn at random at the end of the promotion. Winners are published on DowntownFortCollins.com and contacted via email.

Prize Information

  1. Grand Prize – $250 Downtown Fort Collins Gift Card
  2. 5 Prizes – $100 Downtown Fort Collins Gift Card

Is parking available?
Yes – parking is available at all three parking structures in Old Town and each are located only one block from Old Town Square! Both the structures at Mountain/Remington and Mason/Laporte are free for the first hour and only $1.00 per hour thereafter. The new Old Firehouse Alley structure accessed via Chestnut Street from Jefferson Street is $1.50 per hour.  In addition, on-street parking is available via first-come, first-serve on downtown streets and all surface lots are under normal operations. In other words, there are plenty of places to park within a 3-5 minute walk from Old Town Square!

Who produces this promotion?
Downtown Santas Quest is produced by the Downtown Business Association. Since 1982, the non-profit DBA has promoted and programmed the downtown Fort Collins district and remains active as a producer of signature events, community festivals and business promotions.  In addition to Downtown Santas Shopping Quest, the DBA produces 75+ days of free family friendly entertainment, including Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest, St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations, Old Town Car Show, Colorado Brewers’ Festival, First Friday Art Walk and many more.

Who are this year’s sponsors?
This promotion would not be possible without the ongoing support of DBA Annual Sponsors: High Country Beverage/Coors Light, First National Bank, Xfinity, Colorado State University, The Eye Center of Northern Colorado, Dellenbach Motors and Odell Brewing Co.