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Holiday Lights Scavenger Hunt

Holiday Lights Scavenger Hunt

Make your drive to see the Explore Elgin Area Lights display more interesting. And participate in the Explore Elgin Area Lights scavenger hunt! We’ve taken unique pieces of 12 displays for you to hunt down while on your drive. All 12 of these displays are listed in our interactive map. Haven’t used an interactive map before? Click here for tips! And scroll to the bottom of this page to learn more about how to submit your answers for a chance at a prize!


  • There is only one address or number (as it corresponds to the voting page) for each object below. Be careful, there may be similar decorations at other houses so look in the background of each image for clues to where exactly this is.
  • Only homes that are registered in the Explore Elgin Area Lights holiday lights contest are featured in the scavenger hunt. Look for the Explore Elgin Area Lights yard sign and follow along on our map for the best chance of finding the objects below.
  • Check out the home listings on our voting page.


The Scavenger Hunt

#1 Festive Llama & Lion
#2 Very Merry Minion
#3 Where’s this Olaf?
#4 Bob Marley Sign
#5 Ode to Christmas Vacation
#6 Reindeer Pulling this Sleigh
#7 Baby Polar Bear on Mom
#8 Santa’s ‘Alien’ Helper
#9 Falling Santa & Elf
#10 Don’t Get Run Over Again
#11 These Festive Windows
#12 Chill Santa




























Did you Find all 12?

Think you found all of these hidden and not so hidden display features? Let us know for a chance to win a prize! Submit where you found all 12 below. You must enter an address or a home number from our voting page for the answer to be accepted. When entering an address you must include the house number, street name and town.


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Check this out!

< Here you’ll find our interactive map, link to our holiday playlist on Spotify, and where to vote for your favorite displays in each category: Elgin Residences, East Dundee Residences, West Dundee Residences and Businesses!

If you’re taking the tour we’d love to see your amazing pictures! Just post your photos on social media and use the hashtag #ExploreElgin