Romantic Christmas: Mystery of a Lost Lover, New York

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Christmas time in New York is magical! So, why not make it an adventure with a Treasure Hunt taking you to the best spots where you can solve witty puzzles and learn Christmas stories and legends?

Get into the romantic mood with the story of two lovers and feel the excitement and joy of New York during the holidays!

This will be a fun experience combining the excitement of a treasure hunt with that of learning facts, stories and legends about Christmas. 
You will be guided by the mobile app on your phone, following directions in order to find clues and solve witty puzzles that unlock cool places in town and fantastic Christmas stories. 
You can go on the adventure with your significant other, your friends, your family and even your little elves. There’s something for everyone.

Step 1: Book your spot here
Step 2: Check your email for instructions 
Step 3: Arrive at the set starting location (at any time)
Step 4: Open the Questo app and start playing!
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  • Game ends in another place than it starts
  • Cross the street carefully
  • New York during holidays is extremely crowded; choose morning or late night to avoid the worst of the crowds
  • To see the holiday lights, nighttime is better
  • If the weather gets cold, you can pause and go inside to warm up at almost any location in the game
  • The game is not timed, so take your time

Places you will visit


It will take you

50-80 mins

You will walk

3940 steps

Total distance

3 km


  • See iconic New York Christmas sights

  • Learn the real story of Santa Claus – yet another famous New Yorker

  • Find out how Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree tradition was born

  • Look at the famous holiday store windows along 5th Avenue

  • Finish the game in Bryant Park – a Christmas winter wonderland


You are a young journalist based in New York. 

You met him around Christmastime. What connected you two was this obsession with winter, the romance of the snow and ice, cold air on your faces and cozy nights that warmed your hearts.  You walked the holiday-decked streets of New York, hand in hand, freezing, drinking hot chocolate, warming each other and sharing Christmas stories. He left with the North Pole expedition, and you agreed to meet the following year at Christmas. 

It was 3 years ago...

Game route

Starting point Grand Army Plaza
5th Ave @ 59th St, New York, NY 10019, USA
Finish point Bryant Park Winter Village
58 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA
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Get the app and you're all set

Download it, choose your route and just walk to the starting point.

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Nina Zaks

11 Dec 2022
Such a fun way to see NYC during Christmas time!

Ben Tamir

11 Dec 2022
Great tour around New York's most iconic area, perfect for the holidays!

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  • Solve puzzles, crack riddles

    You will test your wits and exploring abilities with fun challenges.

  • Learn fun history

    Each place comes with its own bit of history that you'll discover as you walk.

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