Gingerbread Village at the Seattle Sheraton

Every holiday season, Seattleites can look forward to the Gingerbread Village, sponsored by the Seattle Sheraton Hotel (on 6th Avenue, between Union and Pike Streets). Architects and chefs combine their creative talents to design and construct large gingerbread creations. This is the 22nd consecutive year of the event. While all of them were worthy of admiration and joy, the one that struck me the most was 4D Architects and chef Jay Sardeson’s “I’ll be home for Christmas”/”Santa is coming to town”/”Christmas in the Northwest” that just happens to whimsically represent recognizable structures in the Seattle skyline, including the Sheraton itself (and, of course, the Space Needle). On the backside was a “subterranean” section that depicts the Seattle Underground. The event is free to the public.

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