Gingerbread Showcase open for voting

One of Victoria’s most beloved holiday traditions, the Gingerbread Showcase in support of Habitat for Humanity Victoria, opened November 18 and runs daily from 9am to 9pm in the atrium at the Parkside Hotel and Spa at 810 Humboldt Street right up until January 2, 2018.

Bakers have been designing, baking and – most nerve-wracking of all – transporting their delicate creations to the Parkside Hotel & Spa.

This year’s theme is all about “Celebrating Canada!” You can expect to see Mounties and beavers, Nanaimo bars and poutine, Hudson Bay blankets and many other iconic Canadian creatures, buildings and items.

“I can’t believe that the day has finally arrived and we are opening the ninth year of this annual fundraising event,” says Yolanda Meijer, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Victoria.

“The entries this year are just spectacular, and there are many wonderful quintessentially Canadian things to delight everyone.”

You’ll be sure to get your gingerbread fix with a tour of the amazing entries at this year’s Showcase. Members of the public are encouraged to vote for their favourite creation while making a donation to Habitat for Humanity Victoria.

Last year, thanks to the generosity of more than 20,000 visitors who made a visit to the Showcase part of their holiday tradition, a record $50,000 was raised to help bring strength, stability and independence to local families. All proceeds go to help build homes for local families in Greater Victoria.

— Monday Magazine

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