Vancouver's Preeminent Spectacle of Holiday Magic
Friday November 25th, 2016 – Sunday January 1st, 2017
So What Exactly is the SOS Children's Gingerbread Village?
These sweet creations are truly works of art and local culinary experts spend hours upon hours perfecting the astonishing detail in the variety of jaw-dropping houses that make up the village. That's why our festival is Vancouver's preeminent spectacle of holiday magic!
Every year for the past 22 years, SOS Children's Village BC has presented a memorable Christmas event to the world featuring a Holiday Gala and accompanying festivities. This has been made possible thanks to generous sponsorship and in-kind support from individuals and corporations, like you, who are committed to enhancing the development and healing of foster kids in our Village and at-risk youth in our community.
Contact Douglas Dunn, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (604) 574-2964 ext. 102 to inquire about sponsoring one of the amazing gingerbread houses this year.
This year Global BC is our exciting TV partner for the SOS Children's Gingerbread Village. We also have Immediate Images as our digital billboard sponsor, with advertising to appear at the Alex Fraser Bridge and Massey Tunnel. The exposure of the event will be unprecedented. Over $600,000 has been raised over the years from these Christmas events to help local foster children and youth who have aged out of care.
Vote for Your Favourite Gingerbread House and Take a Photo with Santa!
The festival is open to the public daily from 10am to 10pm and SOS BC invites you to visit the SOS Children’s Gingerbread Village with the family and marvel in the wondrous spirit of giving! Photos with Santa in his workshop are by donation, with all proceeds supporting our specialized services for foster children and homeless youth struggling to live independently.
You'll see the sparkling lights of the Gingerbread Village as the Skyride pulls into the station at the top of beautiful Grouse Mountain. Access to our winter wonderland is through the gift shop. The smell as you enter the area is undeniably sweet and heavenly! Check out each and every fantastic miniature house and cast your vote. One look at the children's faces as they wander through the Village looking at the incredible detail of the creations will leave you with holiday memories to cherish for a lifetime.
Calling All Professional and Amateur Bakers and Pastry Chefs!
Please review this PDF for details about being part of the gingerbread village competition. The Grand Prize is $1,000 for the winning baker! There is also a category for high school teams.
SOS Children's Gingerbread Village Competition Guidelines
Thank You to our Gingerbread Village Sponsors
Platinum Plus Sponsor:
Gingerbread Village Presenting Sponsor:
Platinum Level Gingerbread Village Sponsors:
Gold Level Gingerbread Village Sponsors:
North Van Host Lions Club
Thank you to our sponsors and all visitors for your generosity, and for supporting our belief in...
A loving home for every child.