When it launched in 2011, The Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival was the first city-wide initiative in the world to use the hot chocolate beverage as a way to support small, local business.
This January the Festival returns for its 13th year in support of three local charity organizations. The newest being our own in-house "Marshmallow Dreams" project to make the Festival more accessible to low-income families.
Larger and more creative than ever, The GVR Hot Chocolate Festival features our region's best chocolatiers, pastry shops, bakeries, cafes and ice cream makers -- all joining forces to make the humble hot chocolate hotter than it has ever been before.
Enter into our Instagram contest for sweet, sweet prizes, consisting of gift certificates valued at over $1,500 from our participating vendors.
Win and you could be enjoying their chocolate-y treats all year long!
Winners will be drawn and announced on Valentine’s Day.
This year our vendors will be launching a new project to help make the festival more accessible to disadvantaged children. We will be distributing coupons picturing our festival mascot, Hotcho, via accredited charitable organizations such as shelters for battered women, church groups and other organizations that specialize in assisting low-income families. The tickets can be redeemed for free hot chocolate drinks only by children accompanied by an adult guardian, and will be issued solely to charitable institutions, not to individuals. If you would like to recommend a distributor please DM us at our Instagram account of @hotchocolatefest.