November 3, 2022

Gnome on the Roam

Meet Bingles! He’s here visiting from the North Pole

Season’s greetings Mesa!

I’m here to spread some holiday cheer!

Santa Claus sent me to downtown Mesa so we can have fun roaming the area together. Every week I will appear in a different place. I can be mischievous so I might be in some interesting spots. I’ll always stay in downtown because there is plenty to see, I’m exploring lots!

Naughty or nice, your actions will show. Please don’t touch or move me as Santa will know. It’s important I roam on my own, so I can eventually find my way back home.

I can’t wait to spend time in downtown Mesa with you all. Helping you celebrate the holiday season; it should be a ball!

XO, Bingles


Win Weekly Prizes!

Challenge runs Nov. 25, 2022 – Jan. 7, 2023

How to Play:

  • Follow us on social media @CityofMesa ( Facebook, Instagram and Twitter )
  • Location clues will be posted weekly, Mondays and Fridays starting Nov. 25, on the City’s main social channels to help you find Bingles’ current whereabouts
    • Due to the Christmas & New Year’s holidays, the Monday clues for those weeks will be posted on Tuesdays instead (Dec. 27 and Jan. 3)
  • Using the location clues, find Bingles in downtown Mesa.
  • Take a selfie with Bingles, post it as a COMMENT under the Facebook post with the location clue and tag 3 friends who should play along.

But what about the PRIZES?

Don’t worry, Bingles has it covered.

Weekly Drawing: $25 gift card (accepted at participating downtown Mesa merchants)

For every location you figure out and post a photo, you’ll receive one entry into our weekly drawing to be held on the dates listed below.  You’ll have the chance to earn multiple entries per weekly drawing if you find Bingles using the clues posted on Mondays and Fridays.

Drawing #1: Friday, Dec. 2 (for clues posted on Nov. 25 and Nov. 28)

Drawing #2: Friday, Dec. 9 (for clues posted on Dec. 2 and Dec. 5)

Drawing #3: Friday, Dec. 16 (for clues posted on Dec. 9 and Dec. 12)

Drawing #4: Friday, Dec. 23 (for clues posted on Dec. 16 and Dec. 19)

Drawing #5: Friday, Dec. 30 (for clues posted on Dec. 23 and Dec. 27)

Drawing #6: Monday, Jan. 9 (for clues posted on Dec. 30, Jan. 3 and Jan. 6)

Grand Prize Drawing: $250 gift card (accepted at participating downtown Mesa merchants)

How to Enter the Grand Prize Drawing:

To be eligible for the grand prize, participants must have entered the contest at least 3 times during the 6-week period. Once you participate 3 times, you will automatically be entered into the grand prize drawing.

Each entry you complete after the first three will count toward an extra entry to the Grand Prize raffle!

The more times you find Bingles, the more entries you will earn for the grand prize drawing of a $250 gift card to our local downtown merchants!

Grand prize drawing will be held on Monday, Jan. 9.

How Winners will be selected:

Winners will be drawn by name via a random raffle and will be contacted through Facebook to claim their prize! (Winners must respond back within 48 hours of notification)