What is Winter Wander? Winter Wander is a free, neighborhood scavenger hunt especially for residents (and friends of residents) of West Seattle.
The FIRST ANNUAL Winter Wander Scavenger Hunt ran from Dec. 5-13, 2020 and owes it’s genesis to the pandemic.
With so many cherished traditions and events being disrupted and canceled due to shut-downs, local REALTOR®, Alice Kuder, decided to create a new free, LIVE community event to add some joy to an otherwise bleak holiday season.
It was so well received that plans are in progress for Winter Wander 2021, which will run from Dec. 3-12, 2021.
Once again, it will be FREE and open to all West Seattle residents of all ages with prize drawings for those who submit selfies of their participation.
Here are the results of Winter Wander 2020.
CONGRATULATIONS to Terri C. of West Seattle! She, her husband and daughter did a great job of solving 13 Winter Wander clues and won the drawing for $200 in gift cards from local merchants. The businesses they chose are Northwest Art and Frame, Paper Boat Booksellers, and Coastal Surf Boutique.
12 groups submitted a total of 193 selfies for the contest, and countless other groups played just for fun!
Many thanks to the 15 neighborhood businesses and institutions who agreed to participate as solutions to our clues. We hope you will pay each of them a visit and express your gratitude as well. They are:
Mark your calendar now for the SECOND annual Winter Wander, which will take place Dec. 4-12, 2021.
Following is the original announcement:
Hey, West Seattle, let’s start a new holiday tradition. Winter Wander is a free, neighborhood scavenger hunt and everyone is invited.
It will run from 5PM, Friday, December 4, 2020 until 7PM, Sunday, December 13, 2020.
Sponsored by Alice Kuder, REALTOR®, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate, AND Just in Case: Disaster Preparedness Services.
NEWS UPDATE: If you’ve been participating in the Winter Wander Scavenger Hunt, but need a second clue for some of the tougher ones, there’s good news! We are now offering just that (upon request). Just call/text/email me and tell me which clues have you stumped and I’ll provide another hint. (My contact info is listed on the flyer image below.)