What is more “holiday” than a gingerbread house? The smell alone just makes me smile. When Justin and Jillian were little we made our gingerbread attempts – more failures than successes, although Jillian did a great gingerbread “beach hut” one year!
So, although I’ve given up trying make a gingerbread house, I’m still awed by those who can. Gingerbread baking has been brought to a whole new level with life-size confections. Dinner in a gingerbread house?? Yes, that’s right. Take a look at these massive structures constructed entirely of edibles! Which is your favorite?? Click on the links to see if there’s one in your area and spend an afternoon in Candy Land!
The Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte boasts a 12’x10′ gingerbread house that is part of their extensive holiday decorations. They have even said to expect a “macaroon tree, Candy Land, croquembouche tree”, and much more!
In San Francisco, the Fairmont has truly outdone itself once again with a two-story high Victorian gingerbread house, standing over 22′ high and 23′ wide. Here, the Fairmont invites guests to enjoy the view while sipping on some holiday tea and listening to live Piano on the weekends.
At the Great Wolf Lodge in MANY different locations (including New England!), Snowland is a cozy getaway where you and your family can see life-size gingerbread houses and enjoy an 84-degree water park in the middle of winter!
Just when you think the Chatham Bars Inn can’t get any more beautiful, they bust out a life-size gingerbread house in the main lobby for the second year in a row! The chefs at CBI also recreate a gingerbread village out of local buildings and shops!
No matter what coast you live on, hopefully you can stop by one of these sweet gingerbread houses to ring in the holiday spirit!