Gingerbread Village 2018

The Downtown Surrey BIA’s Gingerbread Village is back! This event adds some creative fun to the holidays and raises money for the Surrey Christmas Bureau. Plus, you could win some sweet cash prizes (including a $500 People’s Choice Award).

How It Works:

Build a Gingerbread Creation of one of your favourite buildings in the area or something that you would like to see in Downtown Surrey – A carousel? A playground? LRT? Now is the perfect time to get creative! The entries will be on public display during mall hours from Saturday, December 8th to Sunday, December 16th.

The deadline to register is November 30th, 2018. If you would like to participate, please email the entry form to info@downtownsurreybia.com. You can also call 604.580.2321 for more information.

Important Dates (Please Read):

  1. Entries must be delivered to Central City Shopping Centre on December 7th between 10am-3pm.
  2. Entries must be picked up at Central City Shopping Centre on December 17th between 9:30am-12pm. We cannot store entries after that date/time.    
       If you do not want to pick your entry up, please let us know in advance. We will display it as part of a Silent Auction.    All the money raised will go to the Surrey Christmas Bureau.
  3. There will be an Award Reception. The date will be announced later.

 Cash Prizes:

The entry categories and cash prizes are as follows:  

  • Elementary Schools: $500, $250
  • High Schools: $750, $500, $250, $100
  • Universities, Colleges: $500, $250
  • Charities/Non-Profits: $500, $250
  • Service/Community Groups: $500, $250
  • Professional/Post-Secondary Culinary Programs: $500, $250
  • Businesses: $500, $250
  • Open: $500, $250

 

The winners in each category will be selected by our panel of community judges. To sweeten the deal, all entries are eligible for the $500 People’s Choice Award. Everyone who visits the display can vote for their favourite entry with a cash donation. Following the end of the display, the entry that receives the most donations will win the People’s Choice Award.

The donations will be given to the Surrey Christmas Bureau, a local non-profit that helped over 4000 children celebrate the holidays last year with toys and food. The People’s Choice winner will be announced on Facebook on December 18, 2018.

Gingerbread Village 2018 – Entry Form

Lighted Truck Parade – Big Rigs for Kids

Join us on December 3rd for a holiday celebration like no other, as the annual Big Rigs for Kids Lighted Truck Parade rolls back through Downtown Surrey.

For the last seven years, the Lighted Truck Parade has been a holiday tradition for many local families. Children and adults alike love to see the elaborate light displays that the truck drivers decorate their vehicles with, depicting different Christmas scenes from Frosty the Snowman to a giant Rudolph semi-truck. Stopping in front of City Centre Library, there’s lots of chances to get your photo taken with one of the festive trucks.

There will be events and entertainment throughout the evening, beginning with the one and only Chris Hamilton at 4:30 pm. Warm up your voices and get ready to sing some of your favourite Christmas classics with the 2nd annual Christmas Carol sing-a-long from 5-6 pm.

In the spirit of the holidays, the Surrey Food Bank and the Surrey Christmas Bureau will be on site collecting donations from all the generous people in the Downtown Surrey community. The Surrey Central Lions will also be on site selling some delicious snacks such as hot dogs and hot chocolate.

Celebrate the holiday season with family and friends right in the heart of Downtown Surrey by watching a parade of lighted trucks and singing along to your favourite Christmas classics. For more information and updates about the event, make sure you follow us on twitter @dtsurreybia 

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