The showcase of creativity, located outside the Winners store on the mall’s south side, features five dozen houses in all, in seven categories.
Gingerbread house themes include The Grinch in Whoville, a “Hogwarts Theatre,” elaborate castles, giant structures and a “Nightmare Before Christmas” scene.
Contest winners will be announced on Friday (Dec. 13) at 4 p.m., and the houses will be shown at the mall until Sunday (Dec. 15).
A quick tour of some of the amazing creations at the Gingerbread Village at @centralcity mall. As a judge, I had some tough decisions! Five dozen houses in all. @dtsurreybia @SurreyNowLeader pic.twitter.com/ZrESrRb9oz
— Tom Zillich (@TomZillich) December 9, 2019
“We are giving away over $7,000 in prize money, plus we will be awarding $500 for the People’s Choice Award as voted by visitors to the display,” said Bonnie Burnside, BIA manager. “They vote with cash – $1 equals one vote – and all money goes to the Surrey Christmas Bureau. So this is a real win-win for everyone.”
Those who vote will be entered to win a $250 Central City gift card.
The categories are for students in Elementary, Secondary and Post-Secondary schools, Charity/Non-Profit, Community, Business and Open.