VISITORS, shoppers and residents are being challenged to ‘guess the missing lyrics’ to some Christmas classics on a festive trail around Skipton.

Skipton Business Improvement District (BID) has joined forces with the LoyalFree app, with a ‘Quizmas Lyric Trail which runs until New Year’s Day - and there are prizes up for grabs.

It follows a similar event during Halloween designed to attract people into the town, do a bit of exploring and discover some perhaps more hidden away businesses.

The free interactive activity invites people to jingle all the way along the trail, stopping at locations where they will find a poster displayed and will be met with lyrics to famous festive songs, but some of the words will be missing.

The idea is that people play along with friends and family to try and guess the missing lyrics - perhaps a group sing-along to jog memories. Participants then scan to ‘check-in’ and reveal the answers and see who got it right.

Participants are encouraged to carol their way along the trail, scanning the QR codes at each location, and those who take part in the trail will be entered into a prize draw to win a Christmas stocking of goodies. The more QR codes scanned, the more chances of winning.

Sarah Howsen Skipton BID Manager said it was a good opportunity for families to get together and have some fun over the festive season. “It is fantastic that we can work with LoyalFree again after the success of our Halloween Trail.

“Once again, we can offer free family fun which is a great opportunity to get friends and families out and about.

“Offering a free trail means everyone can have fun this Christmas. It is also brilliant for our businesses as we bring new people to town to explore areas they may not have visited before. We invited Santa to come and take part before he got too busy and he loved it.”

LoyalFree’s Partnerships Manager, Sophie Carrick said: “We are delighted to offer this new interactive trail to our partners and hope to bring people together during this festive season.

“This trail provides a free opportunity for friends and family to spend quality time together while getting out and about discovering some previously unknown businesses while exploring the area.”

To take part in the trail or access a selection of deals offered by local businesses to help save some money this Christmas, download the LoyalFree app for free and head to the trail or deals section for more information.

The LoyalFree app can be downloaded using this link: or by searching for ‘LoyalFree’ in your app store.