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Enchanting Holiday Tradition Returns to Spread Joy and Grant Wishes



Vancouver (October 26, 2023) – Hyatt Regency Vancouver is thrilled to announce the 31st Gingerbread Lane event, an annual cherished holiday displays supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The gingerbread house will open to the public from December 1st to December 29th, spreading holiday joy and granting the wishes of children facing critical illnesses.


Gingerbread Lane draws over 20,000 visitors each year. It offers a unique opportunity for the community to witness the exceptional talents of local individuals and groups who use gingerbread as their canvas to create awe-inspiring masterpieces.


The entry deadline for the gingerbread house contest will be November 1st. All are welcome to participate, and entries are divide into four different categories such as professional, corporate, amateur, and secondary school. The winner will be announced at the opening ceremony on November 30th. This contest not only sparks creativity and friendly competition but also serves as a platform to raise awareness and funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Hyatt Regency Vancouver is deeply honoured to be a part of this mission from Make-A-Wish, as our commitment to the community aligns with the Foundation's noble objectives.


Patrick Gosselin, General Manager, states "It is an honour for us to host to the 31st Gingerbread Lane and support the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We firmly believe in the power of making dreams come true for children who need it the most with local community members"


For more information about Hyatt Regency Vancouver's participation in Gingerbread Lane or how you can get involved in supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation, please visit our website at www.gingerbreadlane.ca.



About Hyatt Hotels

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company guided by its purpose – to care for people so they can be their best. As of June 30, 2023, the Company’s portfolio included more than 1,250 hotels and all-inclusive properties in 76 countries across six continents. The Company's offering includes brands in the Timeless Collection, including Park Hyatt®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Residence Club®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Studios, and UrCove; the Boundless Collection, including Miraval®, Alila®, Andaz®, Thompson Hotels®, Dream® Hotels, Hyatt Centric®, and Caption by Hyatt®; the Independent Collection, including The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination by Hyatt®, and JdV by Hyatt®; and the Inclusive Collection, including Impression by Secrets, Hyatt Ziva®, Hyatt Zilara®, Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa Resorts, Secrets® Resorts & Spas, Breathless Resorts & Spas®, Dreams® Resorts & Spas, Hyatt Vivid Hotels & Resorts, Alua Hotels & Resorts®, and Sunscape® Resorts & Spas. Subsidiaries of the Company operate the World of Hyatt® loyalty program, ALG Vacations®, Mr & Mrs Smith™, Unlimited Vacation Club®, Amstar DMC destination management services, and Trisept Solutions® technology services.

For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com


About Gingerbread Lane

Gingerbread Lane is a heartwarming annual tradition hosted by Hyatt Regency Vancouver, dedicated to supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. It is a delightful holiday event that spreads joy and grants wishes to children facing critical illnesses. In a past event, Gingerbread Lane made history by creating the world's largest gingerbread man cookie as awarded by the Guinness World Records

For more information, please visit www.gingerbreadlane.ca.


About Make-A-Wish Canada

Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. The organization’s mission is to make the dream of each eligible child come true, since the dream is an integral part of the child’s treatment. Research shows that children who receive wishes are much more likely to regain the physical and emotional strength necessary to fight a critical illness. Make-A-Wish International is the world’s largest wish-granting organization, operating in more than 50 countries. As an independent affiliate, Make-A-Wish Canada serves children in every community across the country. In 2023, Make-A-Wish Canada is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Since 1983, more than 38,000 dreams have been realized across the country, including more than 1,000 this last year alone.

For more information, please visit www.gingerbreadlane.ca.

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