*** UPDATE – The Contest is over but thanks to the below winners!!
Denise Isabella Huffman, Adrian Martinez, Sergio Maldonado, Areli Alarco & Bertha Ortiz for taking the time to find our hearts and explore downtown! Thanks to our sponsors, The Gardner Hotel, Delight restaurant, The Garden, Cafe Central, Modern Desert Florals, and Craft and Social!
See you next year!
The Downtown Management District (DMD) once again is offering the public a creative and fun way to get in the Valentine’s Day spirit with the Hidden Hearts contest! Why wait for cupid when you can use this opportunity to win Valentine’s Day inspired prizes, sponsored by Downtown El Paso (DTEP) businesses and have a great time while doing it! “We like to continue efforts that garner a positive response and offers a creative opportunity to bring both the public and downtown businesses together,” said Joe Gudenrath, DMD Executive Director.
This year, all five (5) papel picado hearts have been hidden in storefront businesses throughout downtown in each of the five (5) districts. Every participant is automatically entered for a chance to win one of five great prizes from our DTEP sponsors: Desert Modern Florals, Craft & Social, The Gardner Hotel, Delight, The Garden, and Café Central.
To play, just follow these steps:
Step 1 – Use the clues posted at DowntownElPaso.com (Spotlight section) to find the Hidden Hearts.
Step 2 – Take a selfie with the heart!
No purchase is necessary to participate. All participants are automatically entered. One entry per heart, for a maximum of five total chances to win.
Office District (Purple Heart) – Wine dinner for two at Delight restaurant in February – Five course meal and five wine pairings
Las Plazas Arts District (Blue Heart) – $100 Gift Certificate from Café Central valid through February 2017
El Centro (Green Heart) – A complimentary night’s stay at the historic Gardner Hotel with reservation anytime in February
Government District (Gold Heart) – Beautiful flower arrangement from Desert Modern Florals and a meal for two at the Craft & Social!
Union Plaza (Red Heart) – $100 Gift Certificate from The Garden restaurant valid through February 2017
Winners will be announced on Monday, February 13, 2017 via social media and at DowntownElPaso.com.
El Centro District
Look for a shop that sells gear for people that skate
People that ride on a board and balance their weight
The sport was made famous by superstar Tony Hawk
Roll to this shop, don’t drive, run, or walk
Las Plazas Arts District
You’ll find this heart in a place that may be part of your routine
In a monument to a sought after bean
This bean is sold in an orange box
But to get your caffeine, remember money Talks
You would come here to beautify your hair
Find the heart here and look perfect for your love affair
So don’t give up, there is no can’t
It’s at a Salon named after a poisonous plant
This heart is hidden at a place of sweets
Known for breakfast treasures and treats
Just not pancakes, or waffles, like most
You fold and fill it but its thinner than French toast
To find this papel picado Valentine’s heart
Think of jury duty to start
If you fulfilled your duty as a citizen in court
You might soon find yourself at this corner bistro in short
– Clues will be posted on Social Media @DowntownElPaso and here in the SPOTLIGHT section of DowntownElPaso.com.
– Both couples and singles can enter.
– Enter once per heart for a total of five possible entries.
– Please do Not post location of heart. Saying where the heart is located on social media will disqualify you.
– Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash value. (No purchase necessary to participate.)