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Harrogate Mumbler to launch free family Christmas trail around town centre

Harrogate Mumbler are working with Harrogate BID once again to give families a fun, safe and completely free Christmas trail around the town.

After the success of their Halloween Trail last month, Harrogate Mumbler are working with Harrogate BID once again to give families a fun, safe and completely free Christmas trail.

The trail around Harrogate town centre will go live on Monday 7th December and will run throughout the school Christmas holidays until Sunday 3rd January 2021. Similar to Harrogate Mumbler's Halloween trail, the challenge will involve participating shops displaying images in their windows, with families using their answer sheets to note them all down. Once all images have been found, answer sheets can be exchanged for a small prize - with one lucky participant winning a prize hamper worth over £400!

Harrogate Mumbler founder, Sally Haslewood said:

"2020 has been tough for everyone: families have been stuck indoors, many people have job insecurity and our town centres need help to bounce back.

"Harrogate Mumbler wanted to do a little something to help with all of this and we are delighted that the Harrogate BID has supported us and helped make this free Christmas trail a reality.

"We were blown away with how popular our first Halloween Trail, building on that success, we’ve come up with an even bigger and better trail for Christmas! 

"We hope this trail will encourage families into town after the recent lockdown, and in doing so will support our local town centre. It’s completely free for families and the Trail is COVID secure. “Hopefully it will make those last-minute Christmas shopping trips that bit more enjoyable for the little ones!"

The Harrogate Christmas trail

The Harrogate Christmas Trail has three different challenges for families to enjoy.

For younger children, there are two Christmas trail routes – the Red Trail and the Green Trail - with each route consisting of ten images displayed in 20 participating shop windows. Families have the option to do either the Green or the Red Christmas trail, or both (if little legs can manage it!)

For older Children there is a “Festive Phrase Unscramble”, with a chance to win a prize hamper. There is one letter to be found on each of the 20 image posters. Collect all 20 letters and unscramble them to work out the Festive Phrase!

Harrogate BID Acting Chair Sara Ferguson said:

"We are again delighted be partnering with  Harrogate Mumbler for the Harrogate Christmas Trail.

"This year has been incredibly challenging for everyone, in particular for town centre traders, and it’s great that so many have signed up to be a part of this activity, which we are sure will bring loads of families into town this month.

"This trail is part of our ‘Harrogate at Christmas’ campaign, which includes us taking responsibility of the Christmas lights, partnering with the Harrogate Bus Company to provide free bus travel on  certain routes on Sundays, offering free parking for cars arriving after 3pm at Victoria Car Park on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and having our name associated with Harrogate International Festivals’ North Pole Post Office."

Hamper prizes include £50 of clothing from Milk & Honey and a beautiful jewellery set worth £177 from Infinity & Co.

Entries must be received by midnight on Tuesday 22nd December 2020.

The Christmas Trail is COVID Secure:

Harrogate Mumbler ask people to only do the trail in groups of 6, or within your household or support bubble. The trail can be done with no close contact - you do not have to enter any premises to participate. You can download and print the answer sheets at home, bring your own pen or pencil. All window displays will be visible from the street. You do not have to collect the prize at the end. You can still enter the Festive Phrase prize draw online.

Please tag Harrogate BID and Harrogate Mumbler in any social media posts and use the hashtag #HarrogateChristmasTrail!

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