One of the older traditions around the holidays in Pueblo is the Jingle Bell Rock. A contest sponsored by the local radio station. KDZA hides a rock in the community. Daily clues are given and people trip over themselfs trying to find The Jingle Bell Rock. As the days draw on and nobody finds it the crowds looking for it grow. It's not uncommon for these large groups to be seen in fields or blocking traffic. Although it is my understanding that KDZA recognized this has become an issue and hides the rock in out of the way places as to not endanger people or property.
"The Jingle Bell Rock is Pueblo's oldest and most popular promotional contest. For more than 25 years, Pueblo families have grabbed their little ones, aunts uncles and friends - and warm winter wear - to hunt for the prized Jingle Bell Rock. The rock, worth thousands of dollars in prizes, is NOW IN HIDING. Listeners must listen to hear the exclusive on-air clues to help them find the rock. KDZA listeners can also visit any sponsoring businesses to pick up more clues."
Prizes this year add up to $10,000
- Cash from KDZA
- Outpost Harley Davidson Apparel
- Little Caesar's Pizza
- Gas from 1st Stop
- Jewelry from Cash America
- Groceries from Mesa La Gree's
- Sound system from Sound Energy
- Colorado Lottery Tickets
- YMCA Membership
- Allegiant Air Tickets