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Santa Window Walk on Saturday

  - Image courtesy Downtown Surrey BIA
— image credit: Image courtesy Downtown Surrey BIA

The Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association (BIA) is holding Santa Window Walk on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 1–3 p.m.

The is a community event connecting local businesses, charities/non-profits and high school art students for an afternoon of music, cheer and holiday spirit.

The BIA invites the community to join a free guided tour of the route starting at Quattro (on the corner of 108 Avenue and Whalley Boulevard) and ending at Prospera Credit Union on 104 Avenue and Whalley Boulevard).

The walk will encompass over 14 Christmas designs on window spaces donated by participating businesses, including Bozzini’s Restaurant, Jiffy Cleaners, Surrey Christmas Bureau Toy Depot at the Dell Shopping Centre,  TD Bank, KFC, SUM Place, Jod’s Hair Salon, Whalley Optical, Roath’s Pawn Shop, Midas, and Round-up Café.

Painted by talented local high school art students, the will also reflect a designated local charity/non-profit.

These organizations will be placed in front of their respective window and encourage the community to donate towards their cause by caroling, selling hot chocolate or painting faces by donation.

Groups include the Surrey Christmas Bureau, Surrey Food Bank, Centre for Child Development, Sophie’s Place, Surrey Urban Mission, Nightshift Street Ministries, Arts Umbrella, RCMP Youth Division, KidSport, Whalley Scouts, Surrey Hospice, Kinsmen Lodge, Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation and the North Surrey Lions Club.

The window generating the highest amount will receive a cash award – one for the artists and one for the charity.

In addition to businesses with painted windows, “Snowflake Stops” (stores displaying a snowflake sticker) will be open to participants who can stop by and pick up an entry form to win a gift basket generously donated by local businesses. Draws will take place at Prospera Credit Union on at 2:55 p.m.

For further information, visit www.downtownsurreybia.com

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