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18th Annual Gingerbread Village at the Seattle Sheraton

You may have heard we had a bit of snow in these parts last week, and while it certainly slowed down this island, it didn’t slow down those architects and their team of creators in making the 18th annual Gingerbread Village at Seattle’s Sheraton Hotel.

I had to check it out. Yes, I brought my child, too, but she really was a distraction.

Unfortunately for you, I only had my iphone to take photos this time around, but you need to see it all up close and personal anyway so GET THEE TO SEATTLE, I say!

This year has the usual awesome accomplishments in edible creations.
gingerbread houseboat
In case you missed the Seattle Floating Homes tour this year, they made one of yum-yums for you.

Mmmmm, Hershey’s roof shingles…
gingerbread treehouse
They also went nuts and created a giNORmous edible treehouse!
santa kickin back
In case you wondered what Santa was doing…and his reindeer.
Reminds me of my own pet (the Dog). Maybe next year they’ll have the Claus’ in bed with a reindeer hogging the covers, you know, like my reason for lack of sleep life.
santa and sleigh
After you’ve seen them all, this year you can even vote for your favorite online, at www.gingerbreadvillage.org.

It’s a wonderful display and well worth a family trip into downtown (along with many other fun holiday events – see www.downtownholidays.com for more information).

Just don’t go hungry.

The 18th Annual Gingerbread Village is on display through January 2, 2011. It’s a fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Northwest Chapter. Go, have fun, do good. And let me know what your favorites were!