Santa’s elves celebrate Christmas by giving you the chance to win an iPad

Date published: 09 December 2021

Twelve of the North Pole’s most important elves are celebrating Christmas in Rochdale with a fantastic new competition.

Whilst many of Santa’s ‘scout elves’ are currently getting up to mischief in our homes – and letting Santa know just how well-behaved our children are being this month – 12 elves can be found in some of Rochdale’s shop windows.

Each elf is holding a letter, which – when put together – reveal a fabulous Christmas-themed word – and anyone entering the trail is entered into the prize draw to win an Apple iPad, courtesy of Santa and the Rochdale BID.


An elf climbing the twinkly lights at Heaven Scent


Paul Ambrose Business Improvement District Manager said: “Unlike last year, it’s been great to facilitate a package of festive-themed attractions throughout the BID area that will attract shoppers, diners and other visitors too throughout these crucial few weeks in the run-up to Christmas.

“One such event is the elf trail; 12 cheeky elves are hiding in shop windows, and we encourage visitors to complete the trail and perhaps visit shops they wouldn’t normally visit.

“I hope everyone has a fantastic time hunting down the elves and following the trail.”

You can enter as many times as you wish, but entries must be received by 24 December – simply pop your entry into Santa’s postbox at the former Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre.

The Elf on a Shelf trail sheets can be found in all participating venues on Riverside Walk, Baillie Street, South Parade, Lord Square, Yorkshire Street, the Exchange Shopping Centre and The Walk.


The trail map


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