Catch the Gingerbread Showcase at its New Location this 2017

Run, run as fast as you can to The Parkside Hotel & Spa this holiday season

Victoria, BC – September 21, 2017: The Parkside Hotel & Spa is pleased to announce that Habitat for Humanity Victoria has chosen the hotel to be their new location for the upcoming 2017 Gingerbread Showcase. Habitat for Humanity Victoria’s popular annual fundraiser has been held for the past eight years at Inn at Laurel Point. The Parkside Hotel & Spa is thrilled to be able to keep the tradition alive and house the talents of local professional and amateur bakers’ creations.

The Gingerbread Showcase is an annual event that raises funds for Habitat for Humanity Victoria to support the supply of affordable homeownership for lower-income families living in Victoria, British Columbia. Habitat for Humanity has successfully aided several families in securing a place to call home.

The event will take place from November 18, 2017, and will run through to January 2, 2018 from 9am to 9pm daily. The gingerbread creations will be housed all throughout the hotel’s two storey atrium. This year’s inspiration to the gingerbread designs is fitting with Canada’s 150th birthdate, “Celebrating Canada”. It will be wonderful to see where each chef finds their muse for their gingerbread entry, from historical moments, First Nations culture, all the way to Canadian icons; Canada is full of inspiration.

“We are absolutely delighted to be the new location for such a wonderful and successful, festive event,” says Trina White, General Manager of The Parkside Hotel & Spa. “We love supporting our community in any way we can and to be able to help Habitat for Humanity continue the Gingerbread Showcase to help local families achieve homeownership, is a true honour.”

During the festive season, the public is welcome to come view all the gingerbread creations, and in exchange for a donation to Habitat for Humanity Victoria, vote for their favourite. All proceeds raised will go to Habitat for Humanity Victoria.

Stay right in the excitement! The Parkside Hotel & Spa is now offering a Gingerbread Family Package starting at $139.00+taxes. This package is available to book online here starting today. 

Take a visit to Caffe Fantastico, attached to The Parkside Hotel & Spa, while visiting the Gingerbread Showcase. Caffe Fantastico will be giving all profits from the sale of their Gingerbread Cookies and a portion of sales from their popular Winter Mixer seasonal coffee blend to Habitat for Humanity Victoria.

Habitat Victoria is looking for ambassadors to welcome all Gingerbread Showcase visitors to the event. Anyone who loves engaging with the public in festive surroundings can contact Habitat for Humanity Victoria at:

About The Parkside Hotel & Spa
The Parkside Hotel & Spa is an all-suite boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Victoria. The hotel has become known for its environmentally friendly initiatives, innovative design and being a completely sustainable property. The Parkside Hotel & Spa is designed to accommodate beautiful views and nature-inspired luxury to bring the style and charm of Victoria right to each suite. 

About Habitat for Humanity Victoria
Habitat for Humanity Victoria is a registered charity that brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. Founded in 1990, Habitat Victoria has built 22 homes locally and served 26 families. To learn more about Habitat for Humanity Victoria visit:


The Parkside Hotel & Spa: Katie Clarke
T: 250-940-1200

Habitat for Humanity Victoria: Yolanda Meijer
T: 250-480-7688 ext. 102