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Sheraton Seattle’s 24th annual Gingerbread Village celebrates the holidays

The yummiest collection of houses in Seattle is back

The Sheraton Seattle Hotel’s annual Gingerbread Village is back for it’s 24th year. As they do every year, they’ll be showcasing intricately, custom-made gingerbread and candy creations designed by some of the top architecture firms in the region.

This year, the theme is Magic of the Holidays, which means plenty of wizards, surreal scenes, and even a fire-breathing dragon or two. Featured architects and construction firms include Ankrom Moisan, MBAKS & Gelotte Hommas, MG2, Bailly & Bailly, CallisonRTKL, & Hargis and 4D Architects.

The gingerbread creations will be on display between now and Sunday, January 1, 2017. It’s free to the public but donations will be collected to benefit the JDRF Northwest Chapter, which funds research to cure type 1 diabetes and its complications. Over the past two decades, the Gingerbread Village has raised more than $841,000 for the JDRF.

The Sheraton not only hosts the displays but their staff donates over 7,000 volunteer hours for this event. The displays use over 1,200 pounds of dough, 800 pounds of icing, 200 pounds of white chocolate, 250 pounds of almond paste, and hundreds of pounds of candy.