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Welcome to the Gingerbread City Drive-Through

Holidays Around the World

December 12, 2020

Thank you for joining our

Honorary Hosts Bob & Sheryl Scarano

and

Event Co-Chairs Sheenoo Sharma and Rick Burritt

as we celebrate the 27th year of Gingerbread City and welcome a magnificent lineup of culinary masterpieces.

All proceeds raised during this event will support critical programs and services provided at no cost to individuals and families affected by seizure disorders. 

Learn More Before You Embark on Your Magical Drive-Through Adventure…

Connect your phone to your car stereo’s Bluetooth or just turn up the volume and push play for your whole carload to enjoy.

ONLINE SILENT AUCTION

Join the fun and bid on many great items!  All the gingerbread structures will be up for auction along with a wide variety of other items including wine & spirits, jewelry, fashion, sports memorabilia, travel & entertainment and more.  Bidding will close on Monday, December 14 at 9pm PST.  Click below or Text EFSDC to 243-725 to log in.

VOTE for your favorite Gingerbread Structure!

Please only 1 vote per person.

Advent Calendar: A Bulgarian Holiday Tradition
By Venezia Petrova & Minh Nguyen

Inspired by a holiday tradition from my (Venezia Petrova) childhood.  I grew up in Bulgaria and every December before Christmas, my parents gave us a homemade Advent Calendar, which was different every year.  It was an exciting time and we couldn’t wait for each day to open and see what kind of treasure, sweets or gift awaited for us that day.  It was an exciting time and fantastic memories were created during the holiday season.

Bavarian Manor
By Aimee, Marcus and Matilyn Bartelle

Inspired by the creative writer, Jules Verne as a hero of the steampunk genre movement in the arts.  For many artists, Verne’s fantasy worlds from: 10,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in 80 Days and Journey to the Center of the Earth create endless inspiration in a growing new genre.

Every Child’s Wish for Christmas
By Leticia Vazquez and Guadalupe Perez

 Christmas is the joy for children and families around the world.  “every Child’s Wish for Christmas” represents Santa planning his surprises for all the children around the world.

Every Dog Has It’s Holiday
By Earl Ammerman IV, Theresa Ammerman and Earl Ammerman III

Every Dog Has It’s Holiday – February 23rd is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day.  Every canine around the world will be wagging their tails with glee when served their favorite doggy snacks to mark the occasion.

Menorah in the Window
By Ronda Leonhardy, Ray Pope and Katie Pope

Inspired by the Festival of Lights – Lights is often a metaphor for hope and peace; many cultures around the world incorporate beauty of light into their celebrations and festivals.  The menorah is a 3,000 year old Jewish symbol for hope and joy.  It has been said that “a small ray of light can overcome vast darkness.”

Sizzle & Roars
By Jackie Shih

Inspired by the international pandemic we are all experiencing – It has been such a difficult year for so many people.  In this unprecedented time, I hope the bright colors, whimsical characters and overall theme bring a smile to each person’s face.

Song of Isphahan
By Susan Van Wig

Inspired by the ancient, magical city of Isfahan on the high plains of modern Iran. Its turquoise and lapis lazuli domes built by the ancient Zorastrians nestle together with grand arches built about the same time as the European great cathedrals. All surrounded by a bustling modern steel and glass modern city whose inhabitants are preparing to celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year. The Persian New Year has survived and bent to fit within the more recent Islamic traditions.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

 

FAQ

 

What Is Your COVID Safety Plan?
The Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County will be implementing strong safety measures to allow for a safe, socially distant Gingerbread City 2020 in the COVID-19 environment.

Social distancing: All people within the venue need to leave space between themselves and others. Volunteers, staff and artists will be instructed to stay at least 6 feet apart whenever possible.

Hygiene: Hand sanitizer, visible hand washing stations and disinfectant wipes will be readily available around the event venues.

Face coverings: Staff and volunteers are required to wear masks or face coverings properly at all times around the event venue. Attendees will be encouraged to wear face coverings when car windows or doors are open for any reason. Disposable gloves will also be encouraged and provided for staff. VIDEO here. – Proper use of face coverings World Health Organization (WHO).

Screening: We will be temperature screening all event staff and volunteers. Individuals with a body temperature greater than 100.4° Fahrenheit, or 38° Celsius, will be sent home.

Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation to ensure we can all have a safe and fun Gingerbread City experience. For more information about COVID-19 public safety and best practices, visit www.coronavirus-sd.com.

Can I Upgrade My General Admission Ticket to a VIP Ticket?

Yes, we can upgrade your ticket for an additional fee to a Supporter Ticket ($250) if your family wants a fun and memorable socially distanced photo with Santa.

How Do I Listen to the Music?

Tune your radio to XXX to enjoy the holiday music.

Is Santa Here?

Yes, Santa is near the exit.  You can wave to him from a distance.  Only VIP ticket holders will be able to take a socially distanced photo with Santa.

Is There a Bathroom?

Yes, bathrooms are available in the waiting area if needed.  Please wear a mask and stay 6 feet apart.