The Great Gingerbread Hunt



The Great Gingerbread Hunt entertainment is subject to change due to COVID-19.  We will advise any changes in accordance with Government guidelines as they are announced. 


Calling all kids, we need your help!

When we installed the Gingerbread House in Red Square, we gave directions with the gingerbread people on where they could find their new home. Unfortunately, some have got lost and are now missing around the city centre. Can you help us find them?

James, the man in charge of the gingerbread people thought this might happen so he cast a magic spell that when he said a certain phrase, they would all magically appear at the gingerbread house. Unfortunately, James has forgotten what the phrase was, and the lost gingerbread people all have one of the letters with them. Some have managed to get lost; others have got distracted and wandered into shops to have a look and play.

We have put together a map to help you locate them. What we need you to do is follow the map and find the missing gingerbread people, write down the letter they have with them to form the phrase. Write it on the back of the entry together with your name and contact details and put it in the competition letterbox in Red Square.

James will then be able to call all the gingerbread people home…… and he might call you too if you are the lucky winner drawn from all the entries.

Get your tickets to join in the Great Gingerbread Hunt! Registration is essential, so that we can make sure everyone is kept at a safe social distance throughout the event. 

Thanks to the following city centre businesses for contributing prizes:

  • Tranquillo Beauty Clinic
  • The Hop House
  • Cabbages and Kings
  • Downtown Tauranga
  • Paterson Burn Optometrists
  • Carters Photographics
  • The Dry Dock Cafe
  • Event Cinemas
  • Smiths Sport Shoes
  • Books a Plenty
  • Craniums
  • The Boho Store
  • Robert Harris 



Brought to you by Downtown Tauranga and N.E Events. 

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Downtown Tauranga


Saturday 4th December 10:30am - 2pm
Saturday 11th December 10:30am - 2pm
Saturday 18th December 10:30am - 2pm



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