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Best Holiday Gingerbread Events in Puget Sound

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Seattle’s Gingerbread Village
Tuesday, November 20 – Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.gingerbreadvillage.org

One of Seattle’s most beloved holiday traditions, the Gingerbread Village brings “Once Upon a Time” to life with far off places, princesses and princes, and magical castles. Local architecture firms and trade associations team up with the Sheraton’s culinary team and together donate more than 400 hours of experience to design, bake, and build the gingerbread masterpieces. 100% of the donations raised at the Gingerbread Village go directly to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. JDRF’s mission is to fund critically needed research for better treatments for people with diabetes and ultimately for a cure. Donations can be made at donation boxes near the displays in the Sheraton lobby, online and by texting JDRF5 to 20222 for a $5 donation.

Gingerbread Jamboree
Saturday and Sunday
November 24 and 25
10:00am and 1:00pm
Hotel Murano
1320 Broadway Plaza
Tacoma, WA 98402
http://www.childrensmuseumoftacoma.org

Have a sticky and sweet time at the annual Gingerbread Jamboree at the Hotel Murano’s Bicentennial Pavilion. The annual Gingerbread Jamboree features candy buffets and lots of frosting! Build a house as a family or individually. The cost is $40 per family of four (includes one house). Additional guests are $5 each and additional houses are $20 each. Members of the Children’s Museum of Tacoma receive a 10% discount. Pre-registration is required. Register online or call 253.627.6031 ext. 236.

Gingerbread House Program
Saturday, December 1
1:00pm
Nordic Heritage Museum
3014 NW 67th Street
Seattle, WA 98117
206.789.5707
http://www.nordicmuseum.org

Bring your family for the festivities at the Nordic Heritage Museum! Work together to decorate a gingerbread house with candy and other goodies to make your home festive for the holidays. Cost is $15 per family, one house per family. Call for reservations at 206.789.5707, ext. 19.

KidsQuest Children’s Museum’s Gingerbread Lane
Saturday, December 1 – Sunday, December 16
Hilton Hotel Bellevue
300 112th Avenue SE
Bellevue, WA 98004
http://www.magicseason.com

Local architecture firms, bakeries and businesses partner with KidsQuest Children’s Museum to custom design, bake and create awe-inspiring gingerbread structures!

Home Sweet Homes YWCA Benefit
Thursday, December 6
6:00pm – 9:00pm
The Pickering Barn
1730 10th Ave N.W.
Issaquah, WA 98027
http://www.ywcaworks.org

Tis the season to celebrate family traditions with the YWCA Seattle/King/Snohomish! Buy your tickets now for Home Sweet Homes 2012 and see our showcase of gingerbread houses donated by local pastry chefs and inspired by the theme, “Bedtime Stories”. This festive fundraiser will also include silent and live auctions, dinner, dessert dash, raffle and more. You don’t want to miss this magical evening! All event proceeds will go to support YWCA programs and services in East King County. Help create a community where all women and families have a safe and stable place to live. Tickets available online.

Family Gingerbread Workshop
Friday and Saturday
December 7 and 8
Friday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am – 11:30am, 12:00pm – 2:30pm, and 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Hilton Hotel Bellevue
300 112th Avenue SE
Bellevue, WA 98004
425.637.8100
http://www.kidsquestmuseum.org

Join the KidsQuest Museum and work together with your family to create a unique gingerbread house at the beautiful Hilton Hotel Bellevue. You’ll receive all the materials you need including a candy buffet and lots of frosting…PLUS the mess is cleaned up for you! All you need is your imagination to enjoy the house of your dreams throughout the season. Snacks and cider are provided by Hilton Hotel Bellevue. $35/member family, $40/non-member family. Pre-registration required and space is limited. All ages welcome. Call or go online for reservations.

Gingerbread House Decorating
Thursday, December 13
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Snohomish Senior Center
506 Fourth Street
Snohomish, WA 98290
360.568.0934
http://www.snohomishcenter.org

Each person gets a house and shares frosting and candy for decorating. A great fun afternoon to share with your friends or grandchildren. Register and pay at the front desk in advance. Cost $3.00.

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