Reindeer in the Parks

Santa needs your help to locate his reindeer in preparation for Christmas. Nine reindeer are located at various Knox County Parks, Trails, and River Accesses. You are searching for a laminated sign of a reindeer with a QR code. Once located, scan the QR code which will reveal a local business and reveal an exclusive discounted coupon for you. Go to that business with the provided directions, you will be looking for the reindeer in their window. Once located, scan another QR code which will reveal a mystery letter to our mystery words puzzle. Record each letter on the required downloadable form and eventually solve the mystery words. The last step in this activity is to attend our Fire and Ice event to claim a prize you earned for the hunt. This event will be Saturday, December 11, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Wolf Run Park. Prizes will be distributed compliments of the Knox County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. All participants will also be eligible for a prize drawing of $150 gift cards and gift baskets. 

Christmas is a time of giving and receiving and our activity accomplishes that. One of the stops will include the Millwood Church of Christ’s Sharing Shed. Mrs. Claus is in the spirit of giving and arranging for the needs of the community. As a participant we encourage you to bring a non-perishable good to leave at the “Sharing Shed” and all proceeds will go to the Knox County Food for the Hungry Drive. 

Upon completion of the activity, please enjoy all the business discounts and consider doing your holiday shopping with our sponsors. This activity will run through December 31 and is for all ages. Follow the link above to download the puzzle form, the Google map, and your entry submission. 

It is suggested that you go in the order of the stops so you do not backtrack. You may choose to locate all the reindeer and then visit the businesses to reveal the mystery letters. The letters will form a series of words. Businesses do not have to be open for you to participate, the required code will be located on the reindeer in each businesses’ window. 

Our event encourages you to visit our Knox County Park locations and explore while promoting exercise and good health. The scenery our county offers is stunning and not many Ohio counties have a State Scenic River and an Ohio to Erie Trail system as we do! Recreational opportunities are abundant so we hope you will explore our parks and enjoy the local discounts our sponsors are offering! For a list of sponsors see our link below.