Waldo is turning 25 this year, and to celebrate, the famous fellow in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting 20 different local shops throughout the month of July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, books, and more. From Hooray for Books! at 1555 King Street to Monday’s Child at 218 North Lee Street, from Whistle Stop Hobbies at 130 South Royal Street to The Sugar Cube at 1218 King Street, Waldo figures are showing up in public areas of local establishments.
Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo in Alexandria!” search list with the names of all the businesses, and collect an “I Found Waldo at ___________” card for each Waldo they spot. Collecting cards in 16 or more businesses and turning them in at Hooray for Books! will win a Waldo button and an entry for other, larger prizes to be drawn at a Waldo party on July 31. The Grand Prize is a complete six-volume set of Waldo books! People who prefer a shorter version of the hunt can collect the cards from eight businesses and pick up a Waldo button at Hooray for Books!.
There is no charge to participate, and the game lasts for the entire month of July. For more information about hunting for Waldo in Alexandria, call Hooray for Books! call us at 703-548-4092 or email us!