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Hot Cocoa Crawl Scavenger Hunt

December 8-17, 2020

The scavenger hunt is now officially done for the year. Congratulations to the lucky winners -- emails have been sent. 


Have fun doing this year's socially-distanced version of our popular Hot Cocoa Crawl in Downtown Alameda. Search the window displays to find all the items needed to create a yummy serving of Hot Cocoa.

Do the scavenger hunt in one day or take your time while visiting the fabulous businesses located in Alameda’s downtown district.

Prizes! Find all 8 treats for a chance to win one of ten $25 gift cards to a favorite downtown business.

Submit your completed entry form no later than Thursday, December 17.

Hot Cocoa Crawl Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Alameda

Online Entry Form

We care about you... do the Hot Cocoa Crawl only with household members and remember to always mask up when leaving the house.

Entries are limited to 1 per household. Winners will be contacted via email.


Kid's Coloring Page

Click to print this coloring page for the kids and have them join the hunt!

Hot Cocoa Recipe

Take a break while in search of window treats and step into one of our local
coffee shops to purchase a hot cocoa to go. Or download this recipe to make your own yummy Hot Cocoa at home before you head out to do the Hot Cocoa Crawl Scavenger Hunt.

Alameda Hot Cocoa

4 cups of milk
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
pinch of kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Whisk together the milk, cocoa powder, sugar, and pumpkin spice in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk frequently. Heat until just before boiling. Whisk in the chocolate chips and pinch of salt. Stir until the chocolate is melted. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla.

Serve with whipped cream (or mini marshmallows) and shaved chocolate.

Thank You!

This year's activity was made possible with help from our friends at SpeedPro and Alameda Arts.

Alameda Arts

Alameda Arts offers a number of programs both in person and online for creative students of all ages.

SpeedPro East Bay

Your large format printing partner for wall murals and window graphics to vehicle wraps and signage.

Holiday Activities

  • Hot Cocoa Recipe to make at home
  • Hot Cocoa Coloring Page for the kids
  • Hot Cocoa Crawl Scavenger Hunt - officially done for the year

Business Specials

Many of the businesses are offering special treats during the downtown scavenger hunt. While strolling through the downtown district in search of hot cocoa items, check out these businesses for free giveaways and special discounts!

Post a photo of you and your family doing the Hot Cocoa Crawl Scavenger Hunt using hashtags #DowntownAlameda #HotCocoaCrawl2020.

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