The Parkside Hotel & Spa - Victoria, British Columbia, V8V 5B1, Canada
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What dates will the Gingerbread Showcase be open? 

The Gingerbread Showcase kicks off on Saturday, November 18, 2017 and runs until Tuesday January 2, 2018. 

What time can we visit the Gingerbread Showcase? 

Come and visit the event daily from 9:00am to 9:00pm! Please enter off of the hotel's Humboldt Street atrium doors. You'll see the welcome tent! 

Is parking available? 

Humboldt Street and the surrounding streets offer complimentary 2 hour parking. You can also park at the hotel in our underground lot, but there is a daily charge of $15.00+taxes. 

We are bringing a large group - is there bus parking? 

We suggest calling ahead: 250-940-1200. We do have a temporary bus parking spot in front of the hotel on Humboldt Street and can block it off and reserve it ahead of time to ensure it is available for you. 

Is it possible to get a tour of the hotel or see what your suites look like? 

Yes! We'd love to show you! Please speak to a Guest Services Agent or call ahead and let us know you're coming. Prior notice allows us to make sure we have a room available to show you if we have high occupancy. You can email us at or call us at 250-940-1200. 

What were the criteria of entering a Gingerbread creation? 

There's quite a few specifications to follow to qualify for the competition. For example:

  • They must reside on a solid base that measures 61cm x 61cm (24 inches x 24 inches)
  • They must be a minimum of 45 cm (18 inches) in height
  • They must be completely edible
  • They must be a good interpretation of the theme. This year it is “Celebrating Canada!”

The event is staffed by Habitat for Humanity Victoria volunteer ambassadors. How do I sign up? 

With 350 shifts to fill, Habitat for Humanity Victoria is always in need of volunteers for this event! Please visit or call Nancy 250-480-7688 Ext. 105 to learn more.


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