Holiday Family Fun #MLGgingerbreadVillage #Giveaway CAN 08/12


What could be better than a gingerbread house?  A gingerbread village, of course!  This year, Loblaws® is bringing holiday magic to life at the Maple Leaf Gardens location (60 Carlton Street, Toronto) with a life-sized gingerbread village and festival holiday activities.  Filled with fun like a gingerbread cookie decorating, letters to Santa and the chance to try delicious holiday treats, the Holiday Gingerbread Village is fun for the whole family.  Best of all?  Admission to the village is free of charge!

 Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.


Located in downtown Toronto at the Loblaws® Maple Leaf Gardens store at the corner of Carleton and Church Street, a life-sized Holiday Gingerbread Village is opening to bring the magic of the holidays alive. The village will be open every weekend from November 28 until December 20 from 10 AM to 6 PM and on December 22nd and 23rd from 10 AM to 6 PM, with activities for the whole family. For a charitable donation of just $5 to President’s Choice® Children’s Charity, you can decorate a cookie and get a photo with Santa.

Activities include:

Gingerbread Decorating

What would a gingerbread village be without a chance to decorate gingerbread cookies? The kids will love picking from a huge range of toppings and they’ll love munching on a cookie while they walk around Santa’s village even more. To get you thinking about delicious gingerbread snacks, take a look at these five tips to take your gingerbread cookies to the next level:

Have a plan. Think about which candies and colours you want put on your cookie before going to town (or gingerbread village). If you love a silver bells and tinsel, why not go for an all-silver candy treat for a modern twist.

Go black tie. Dress up your gingerbread men with licorice for suspenders and mini chocolate chips for shirt buttons.

Be creative. Who says you need to make a traditional cookie? Holiday aliens, superheroes or cartoon characters are fun ways to shake things up.

Think about taste. You still want to eat the cookie afterwards, right? If you love the taste of icing, load your cookie up. A chocolate fan? Add extra chocolate for a tasty treat.

Take a photo. After all that time delicately placing candies and making a cookie masterpiece, make sure to take a photo to remember your cookie, before chowing down.

Photos with Santa

It wouldn’t be the holidays without the opportunity to take a photo on Santa’s lap. Make sure your kids have their lists ready and come on down to share them with the one and only Santa Claus. The elves will be taking and printing pictures so that your little ones can remember their visit with Santa.

Seasonal Selfie Station

Forget those old family photos in ugly holiday sweaters. At the Holiday Gingerbread Village, bring your family for a fun-filled seasonal selfie. With candy-canes and holiday cheer in the background, and giant gingerbread houses all around, it’s the perfect chance for a festive photo to send to all your relatives for the holidays. 

Toasty, Tasty Treats

Hosting family for the holidays? Now more than ever, it can be tricky to find a new and exciting dish to serve. Why not search for festive features at the Holiday Gingerbread Village. Forget snowstorms, these new twists on holiday classics will make you want to cook up a storm in the kitchen. Free samples at the Holiday Gingerbread Village will include brie with red pepper Jelly on an ACE bread crisp, and treats from the PC® Insiders Collection, including the PC® The Decadent Chocolate Cherry Loaf with butter. For more on the new Collection, visit

Winter Warmers

Warm up with a DIY Hot Chocolate and Apple Cider Stand complete with marshmallows, whipped cream and cinnamon sticks.

Decorative Windows

Looking for more inspiration? Visit the Holiday Gingerbread Village at the corner of Carlton and Church Street to experience the holiday fun and view four unique holiday window displays that celebrate the new PC® Insiders Collection and the four culinary occasions contained within: Gift, Dine, Brunch, and Mingle. For more information on the collection and the occasions, visit

To start off the Holidays right, enter my giveaway for a $100 President’s Choice® Gift Card

Begins on: time post goes live and  Ends on: December 08, 2015 at 8 pmEST

Terms and Conditions:  Open to Canadian residents 18+ only (excludes Quebec). Winner will be notified within 48 hours of the giveaway via email, and will be required to provide their full name, address and telephone number, so that Sponsor can mail out the prize.  By entering this contest you are accepting that, if you win, your contact information will be shared with a PR agency for the purpose of mailing your prize.  Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize.  [Please read entire Terms and Conditions]  This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #PGmom program, however, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway. If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected.  All winners must be from within Canada.  Please note giveaways are only open to Canadian residents and will not be sent out of the country.

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50 thoughts on “Holiday Family Fun #MLGgingerbreadVillage #Giveaway CAN 08/12

  1. I love President Choice products. They keep expanding every year too. One day, I really want to visit this gingerbread house experience.

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