The elves are back in Sherbrooke

The elves are back in Sherbrooke
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Record Staff

A gaggle of mischievous elves will once again invade downtown Sherbrooke between Dec. 3 and Jan. 9. For the second year in a row, Commerce Sherbrooke and Destination Sherbrooke are joining forces to offer a family-friendly activity in the heart of downtown. Be on the lookout, because as of Friday, the season of the CentrÔville Elf Hunt will be declared open with new puzzles, magical decorations and an entirely new quest!

Starting at the Marché de la Gare de Sherbrooke, participants are invited to follow in the footsteps of the elves through downtown Sherbrooke. During the elf hunt, they will have to answer a host of riddles in order to obtain all the letters of the big mystery word and have a chance to win prizes worth over $2,300.

Although the activity isn’t new to Sherbrooke, the pandemic and the solidarity of the community have given the elf hunt a new lease on life. In 2020, close to 15,000 people took to the streets of downtown, spreading cheer in downtown businesses, while enjoying an entertaining family activity for visitors and Sherbrooke residents.

This year, two levels of games are available: an observation game, and brain teasers for those looking for more of a challenge. This year, the observation game will be translated into English. On the way from the Marché de la Gare to the Town Hall via Alexandre and King Ouest streets, elf hunters will collect medallions to obtain the victory medal.
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