HolidaySnow Globe Hunt

Holiday Snow Globe Hunt

Saturday November 28, 2020- December 30, 2020.

Winners will be selected on January 4, 2021.

Every year around this time, kids can count on seeing Santa Claus up on a rooftop or driving a miniature sleight with eight tiny reindeer. Sometimes, St. Nick visits a mall, pulling eager (or nervous) kids on his lap and thoughtfully listening to wish list after wish list.

But in 2020’s sobering times of COVID, even jolly ol’ St. Nick must take precautions. As the story goes, Santa returned from vacation to find his elves creating beautiful snow globes depicting all of his favorite places to visit. When he saw a globe of the North Pole, he is so happy that he slips and ’magic elf dust’ traps him within the snow globe. The magic will not wear off until Christmas Eve. Santa is still determined to make his holiday visits this season, so his elves will be bringing his snow globe to visit children.

– From the story, Snow Globe Santa by Kathryn  Burgess

Santa’s Snow Globe Hunt:

To honor Santa in his Snow Globe, elves have scattered a plethora of Santa’s favorite North Pole snow globes in shop windows throughout Downtown Mesa. You are invited to search for these hidden Holiday Snow Globe figurines festooned with bejeweled red ribbon. Help Santa find his snow globes and have a chance to win one of many Downtown Mesa Gift Cards

Fill out your checklist by finding Santa’s Snow globes writing the name of the merchant under the snow globe number. Send in your list and you will be automatically be entered for a change to win one of the following:

  • Find 20 globes, entered to win $250 gift card
  • Find 16-19 globes, entered to win $150 gift card
  • Find 11-15 globes, entered to win $100 gift card
  • Find 5-10 globes, entered to win $50 gift card

All entries will receive a Downtown Mesa Ugly Sweater ornament!

How to Enter:

Mail or return your completed checklist to:

Downtown Mesa Association

100 N Center St

Mesa, AZ 85201

or take a picture of the entry and email it to

Tips & Tricks:

Remember to hunt for Holiday Snow Globes on Downtown Mesa side streets as well as Main Street. Don’t worry, you’ll get help: follow Downtown Mesa on Facebook or Instagram for helpful Holiday Snow Globe hunt hints. Take a selfie of you standing in front of one of his snow globe and post it to our facebook or Instagram page and we will enter you again for each selfie.

Snow Globe Checklist:

Pick up the Holiday Snow Globe checklist at businesses displaying the Downtown Mesa Gift Card Accepted Here window sticker or download here.


Merry Main Street Activities:

You will find Santa Claus in his snow globe during Merry Main Street near Mesa’s Christmas Tree (1 N. Macdonald). Parents are encouraged to take photos of Santa and at all designated sELFie stations. While waiting in line, please remember to wear face coverings and follow all safety guidelines posted or requested by Santa’s elves. To provide a secure Santa experience in Downtown Mesa this year, Santa will be safely tucked into his very own snow globe, welcoming kids to sit in front and share their hopes for what will fill Santa’s North Pole bag of toys.

You can welcome the true Santa in a Snow Globe on Fridays and Saturdays, from November 28th through December 19th. For more information on Santa Claus visits, click here; for more information about the 6th annual Merry Main Street celebration, including the Wonderland Ice Rink and Mesa’s Christmas Tree, click here.

Santa’s Snow Globe Hunt Checklist

Wear a Mask, Socially Distance, Be Safe