Crown Isle is bringing the Christmas spirit to Courtenay!

The Spirit of the Season comes to Crown Isle!

Courtenay resort hosts 19th annual Gingerbread Village Teddy Bear Baskets online silent auction

While youngsters may be counting the sleeps until Santa arrives, for many the holiday season kicks off with Crown Isle Resort’s Christmas celebrations.

This year things will look a little different, with the cancellation of the Holiday Resort Walk. But a “must” for your holiday calendar is the 19th annual Gingerbread Village & Teddy Bear Baskets Silent Auction from Dec. 1 to 18.

Residents and businesses can put their creativity to the test to craft gingerbread houses and displays, or feature a special teddy bear in your beautifully arranged gift basket! There’s still time for you to participate in this worthy charity fundraiser – email to sign up to build a creation for the auction.

All designs will be posted for sale in an online silent auction – watch for the virtual portal on Crown Isle’s website to bid and track your items. If you can’t find something perfect for you in the online auction but want to help Crown Isle give back, they’ll also be accepting donations online.

Proceeds from the auction and donations go to local charities, continuing Crown Isle’s longstanding relationships with the Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness Society and the Comox Valley Transition Society. Money raised will support their vital work in the Comox Valley community.

While the Resort Walk and Gingerbread Village won’t be set up as usual, you can still view the festive lights, giant Christmas tree, gingerbread and teddy bear creations on your next visit to the Timber Room restaurant or to pick up takeout.

A favourite from last year’s annual Gingerbread Village Teddy Bear Baskets.

A favourite from last year’s annual Gingerbread Village Teddy Bear Baskets.

Crown Isle follows all COVID safety protocols including masks, proper physical distancing and frequent sanitizing when you visit. The restaurant is open daily, including Thursday to Sunday for breakfast, with nightly specials and happy hour.

If you’d prefer to enjoy your meal at home, let Crown Isle mix up your home cooking with a full take-out menu, plus autumn weekend features like slow-roasted ham on Sunday, Nov. 29, as well as Dec. 18 and 19. Enjoy succulent pot roast on Dec. 4 and 5, and roasted turkey on Dec. 11 and 12.

Pre-order your take-out on the Crown Isle app or call 250-703-5088. View the full list of dining features and specials at

Depending on provincial health orders, Crown Isle also hopes to still offer Breakfast with Santa with the big guy calling in live from the North Pole on Dec. 13, and a tradition Christmas Buffet on Dec. 25.

Visit them online or check out their Facebook for more info!

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The silent auction at Crown Isle will be from Dec. 1 to 18.

The silent auction at Crown Isle will be from Dec. 1 to 18.