Skip to content
Join our Newsletter
Join our Newsletter
Sponsored Content

Habitat for Humanity Victoria opens annual Gingerbread Showcase with a magical theme

Habitat for Humanity Victoria’s premier fundraiser, in partnership with Revera Living, is back for its 14th year

Open from now until January 2, the Gingerbread Showcase has bakers competing to win the coveted People’s Choice Award.

“We’re delighted to welcome visitors to see these fantastic creations both in person and online,” said Kristine Lerch, Director of Giving for Habitat for Humanity Victoria. 

After the challenges of the past few years, Habitat for Humanity Victoria is thrilled to have the Gingerbread Showcase back at the Parkside Hotel & Spa. “We’re so excited to welcome back this time-honoured holiday event, bringing so much joy to the community,” said The Parkside Hotel & Spa General Manager Trina White. “It’s exciting to have The Gingerbread Showcase under one roof again, and our honour to support Habitat for Humanity Victoria and the build program.”

Donations go directly to Habitat for Humanity Victoria’s build fund to help local families achieve strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. With the current critical need for housing in the Victoria community, your help is needed now more than ever to give local families a hand-up. 

An affordable home has an immediate impact on families that lasts through generations, providing an important foundation for reducing poverty and achieving economic growth. As a whole, families benefitted by Habitat experience better health, educational and economic outcomes.

“Revera is honoured to be the Presenting Sponsor for Habitat for Humanity Victoria’s Gingerbread Showcase. It’s a joyous, creative competition that helps foster the spirit of the holidays in Victoria. I got to see firsthand the enthusiasm, imagination and hard work the residents and employees of our retirement living homes have put into this year’s amazing creations,” says JP Cadeau, president of Revera Canada.

Habitat for Humanity Victoria has invited bakers to interpret some magic into their Gingerbread masterpieces with this year’s theme, ‘Magical’. Visitors can expect whimsical designs as our amazing volunteers work to “bake a difference” for local families in need of safe, stable and affordable housing. With such a magical theme, the creative possibilities are endless.

The Gingerbread Showcase is open November 26, 2022 until January 2, 2023 between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. daily. Visitors can pick up a leaflet when they arrive at the Showcase to learn more about Habitat for Humanity Victoria and their supporters. 

There is no charge to visit the Gingerbread Showcase, but visitors are encouraged to donate when they vote for their favourite entry. 

This holiday season, grab your friends and families and join Habitat for Humanity Victoria in spreading the holiday cheer at this iconic local event.

Can’t make it in person to vote for your favourite Gingerbread creation? Visit the Gingerbread Showcase’s website at to cast your vote online for the People’s Choice Award. Winners will be announced on Friday, January 6.

push icon
Be the first to read breaking stories. Enable push notifications on your device. Disable anytime.
No thanks