The hunt for the Jingle Bell Rock came to a close as Keenan and Lauren arrived at the K-ROCK studios this morning (12/21/22) with the (super-cold) Jingle Bell Rock in their hands to claim the prizes. On top of that, they had picked up an official Hunting Tag at Beds For Less, so their cash prize was doubled!

The hunt began 16 days ago on Monday December 5th, with the first clue revealed at 7:25am on the K-ROCK Morning Show with Dave G. The Manhattan couple joined DG on-air during the K-ROCK Morning Show to chat about the experience. You can listen to the conversation below.

This is the third year they’ve been searching and had a pretty good idea of where to look after this morning’s (12/21) clue. Deciphering the clues led them to Rocky Ford area off Western Heritage Trail.

Lauren and Keenan will take over $3K in cash and prizes home for the holidays!

If you’d like to read the clues and see how they led Keenan and Lauren to the Jingle Bell Rock, click here.

The G. Thomas Jewelers/Godfrey’s Ranges and Tactical Supply Jingle Bell Rock will return in 2023, until then have a great holiday season! You can read about previous year’s winners by clicking here.

Big thanks to the sponsors that made The Hunt for the Jingle Bell Rock 2022 possible! If you’ve been hunting, we ask that you stop into a sponsor and let them know that their participation is greatly appreciated. It’s also the perfect opportunity to shop local!

G Thomas Jewelers Manhattan and Junction City

Godfrey’s Indoor Ranges and Tactical Supply


Kia of Manhattan

BD4 Distributing


Spirits of 76 in Wamego

Midstate Mechanical

Karsmizki Locksmith

Wildcat Fitness and Fun


Manhattan Area Technical College

Furniture Warehouse

Beds for Less