Holiday Hoopla 2023

Holiday Hoopla 2023
Running TeamVitamin C Squad
No. of Registered Teams129
Winning TeamVehemence
No. of Rounds1
No. of Puzzles (Feeders and Metas)11
Timeframe and Location
Start Time2023-12-27, 12:00 CST
Official End Time2023-12-31, 12:00 CST
Hunt LinkLink
Holiday Hoopla Chronology
← 2022
2024 →

Holiday Hoopla 2023 was the fourth iteration of Holiday Hoopla run by Vitamin C Squad. It took place from December 27, 2023 to December 31, 2023. As with previous iterations of the hunt, all the puzzles were holiday-themed.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Alien X has crash-landed on Earth after running out of fuel. Upon finding instructions that say "Experience celebration to never run out of a magical fuel!", Alien X sets out to collect the ingredients needed to create this fuel.

List of Rounds/Puzzles[edit | edit source]

The hunt consisted of a single round containing 10 feeder puzzles and 1 metapuzzle.

Each of the 10 feeder puzzles was designated by the hunt organizers as Easy, Medium, or Hard. A successful solve awarded the solver 50, 100, or 150 points, respectively. The metapuzzle awarded 200 points.

Puzzle Difficulty Points
National Ding-a-ling Day Easy 50
National Brownie Day Easy 50
National Chocolate Covered Anything Day Easy 50
Answer the Phone Like Buddy the Elf Day Medium 100
International Cheetah Day Medium 100
Dewey Decimal System Day Medium 100
National Mathematics Day Medium 100
National Dot Your I's Day Hard 150
National Roots Day Hard 150
A'phabet Day Hard 150
Fuel Synthesis (META) 200

Unlock guide[edit | edit source]

All 10 feeder puzzles were available from the start.

The metapuzzle was made available to everyone 3 hours after the start of the hunt.

Leaderboard[edit | edit source]

On the leaderboard, solvers could see all the puzzles completed by any particular team and the total points that team had earned (minus any points spent on hints). Solvers could also see the number of successful solves and the number of attempts for each puzzle.

Participants were ranked by timestamp of meta completion, even though this was not displayed publicly.