Thanksgiving is already over in Canada--it’s celebrated the second Monday in October--so now our neighbors to the north are already preparing for Christmas festivities.
One of the most traditional takes place in Victoria, British Columbia, where the National Gingerbread Showcase will be staged Nov. 24-Jan. 1. Amateur and professional bakers will display their wares.
Last year’s competition had an international flair. Replicas of Paris’ Eiffel Tower and London’s Harrods department store stood beside a colorful beehive and an old-fashioned bookshop. All were made of edible ingredients.
Prizes for the best creations will be awarded in various categories, including a People’s Choice Award. Visitors who make a donation to Habitat for Humanity Victoria will be allowed to vote for their favorite.