IT’S starting to look a lot like Christmas with the colourful windows popping up along King George Boulevard in Surrey. On Thursday, November 20, between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association is hosting the second annual Santa Window Walk.
The Santa Window Walk is a unique event that combines all levels of community by pairing local businesses, charities, and art students.
Teams of talented students from local high schools will paint a holiday design representing a local charity on the windows of participating businesses. On November 20, these windows will be unveiled. Charities will be stationed outside their window collecting donations and fundraising for their cause. Play the lollipop pull at the Christmas Bureau’s window or try some tasty baked goods from Harmony House. Everyone is invited to stroll through the Santa Window Walk route with live holiday music featured along the way.
This year, the windows of TD Bank, Round Up Café, Labour Unlimited, KFC, Church’s Chicken, Jiffy Cleaners, Al’s Vacuum, Westland Insurance, Pharmasave, Enterprise, Whalley Optical, Surrey Urban Mission, the Canadian Post Office, and Rave Re-up will all receive a window make-over from students from Sullivan Heights, Fleetwood Park, Fraser Heights, Night Shift, Frank Hurt, Southridge and Earl Marriot.
Charities/non-profits that are participating this year include: The Surrey Food Bank, Umoja, The Child Development Foundation, Night Shift Ministries, Surrey Christmas Bureau, Girl Guilds, Kinsman Lodge, Surrey Hospice Society, Harmony House, Surrey Animal Resource Centre, Surrey Urban Mission, Beneath One Sky, and Pacific Community Resource Society.
Charities/non-profits will also be handing out ballots to all those who stop by and visit their windows. These ballots can be submitted at the Dell Shopping Centre by 1:30 p.m. on November 20 for the chance to be entered to win some great holiday prizes. Remember, the more ballots you collect the more chances of winning, so be sure to visit as many windows as possible.
On November 20, support your community by strolling through this window winter wonderland.
For more information follow the Downtown Surrey BIA on Facebook and Twitter. Also, look for the Santa Window Walk Map on the Website www.downtownsurreybia.com.
Event: Santa Window Walk
Date / Time: Thursday, November 20 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Start location: Participating Businesses along King George Boulevard, North of 104
End location: The Dell Shopping Centre (10650 King George Boulevard)