The SOS Children's Gingerbread Village runs Nov. 27 to Dec. 31.

Supporters of SOS Children’s Villages to gather for holiday Gala

The 21st annual holiday gala takes an elegant new approach, high atop Grouse Mountain

SOS Children’s Village B.C. invites supporters out to Grouse Mountain to help kick off Vancouver’s magical Peak of Christmas with a special gala event.

The SOS Children’s Holiday Gala is welcoming an elegant new formula this year.

Tickets are still available for the Nov. 26 event, which features a buffet dinner and dessert, live music, fine wines and craft beer, and a silent auction, along with breathtaking views of the city.

The gala and associated festivities have raised more than $530,000 over the past 21 years for the charity’s programs for local children and youth in foster care.

Attendees will be the first to set eyes on this year’s SOS Children’s Gingerbread Village on Grouse Mountain.

The master of ceremonies is Global BC’s Kaitlyn Herbst. Langley Has Talent winners Her Brothers will be performing.

Two vacation packages will be raffled off at the event, a grand prize trip for two to Peurto Vallarta, Mexico, and a holiday for two to Vancouver Island’s Wickaninnish Inn.

Tickets to the event are $99. They’re available at, and include the gondola ride and parking.

Net proceeds support programs and homes for foster children and homeless youth who are struggling to live independently.

The SOS Children’s Gingerbread Village runs Nov. 27 to Dec. 31. The Spirit Gallery at Grouse Mountain is transformed into a winter wonderland filled with gingerbread houses, an attraction that draws thousands of Christmas visitors each year.


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