The Gingerbread Village in the Peak Chalet is done in support of the charity, which operates five houses in a Surrey neighbourhood that offer foster children a chance to feel part of a real family.
Guests at a gala dinner Thursday (Nov. 26) were first to see the gingerbread creations.
At Santa’s Workshop, proceeds from the by-donation visits also benefit SOS Children’s Village BC.
At the Gingerbread Village, guests are encouraged to vote for their favourite creation to select a grand-prize winner while contributing funds to the charitable organization.
Over the years, the SOS Children’s Holiday gala and related festivities have raised $530,000 for the charity’s therapy, counselling, educational and transition-to-adulthood programs.
The Peak of Christmas officially kicked off today (Nov. 27), turning Grouse Mountain into a magical winter wonderland.
New this winter is a “Light Walk” around Blue Grouse Lake.
Also, Grouse Mountain’s 8,000-square-foot outdoor ice skating pond is surrounded by trees and adorned with glimmering lights. There are mountaintop sleigh rides and a new multi-lane groomed Sliding Zone.
The mountain’s Breakfast with Santa program runs from Dec. 12 to 24. Back for another season, The Observatory’s Christmas Lunch also returns on weekdays from Dec. 7 to 24.
All Peak of Christmas activities are complimentary with a season’s pass, a Skyride admission ticket or at a special family rate of $79.95. For more details, click here.