Candy Canes

Candy Cane Hunt in City Parks

Find candy canes hidden in five city parks and win prizes. Now through December 11. 

Post Date: 12/05/2022 4:31 PM

The annual Candy Cane Hunt in Hastings is underway and runs through December 11. Bring the family to the City parks for some seasonal fun.

Candy Canes are hidden in 5 Hastings Parks.

• Use the 5 clues to locate in which parks the candy canes are hidden.

• Each Candy Cane will have a letter attached. Write down this letter or take a picture.

• At the end of your hunt you should have 5 letters to unscramble a word.

• The hunt can be walked on the trails & would take 1.5 hours to complete. If driving, the hunt takes around 30 minutes.

• Email your unscrambled word and/or photos to

• Prize information will follow once you submit your email

Candy Cane Clues:

• Clue # 1. This Park has an outdoor ice rink, warming house and zip line at the playground

• Clue # 2. This park is close to the Fire Department

• Clue # 3. Holiday lights shine along the riverfront at this park

• Clue # 4. A new playground is being installed at this park in 2023 & has access to a small lake

• Clue # 5. A park where we host free Ice fishing programs in January and February 


• Please leave Candy Canes for the next person to find. (candy canes are 2 feet tall with a laminated letter zip tied)

• If you think a candy cane or letter has gone missing, please contact us at and we will replace it as soon as possible.

• This activity is free and open to all ages. Prizes are free and provided by the Hastings Parks and Rec Department. Prizes are a box of flavored candy canes or an m&m filled candy cane.

• We hope you get outdoors and enjoy the parks and trails during the Candy Cane hunt!


• E-mail the answer of the unscrambled word to or 651-480-6182 & prize information will be provided!

• Questions? Contact Hastings Parks and Rec 651-480-6182 or

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