Gingerbread houses, gingerbread baking…. Nothing makes the holidays sweeter than family time around a gingerbread creation. Sign up early for these gingerbread events around Puget Sound… or just come see what others have created!

19th Annual Gingerbread Village
November 22 – January 1
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

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Catch the “Holiday Express”, six new edible masterpieces of historic train stations at Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Gingerbread Village in the lobby of the Seattle Sheraton. The holiday tradition draws more than 100,000 visitors. Free to the public. Donations to JDRF are encouraged.

Gingerbread Jamboree
Saturday and Sunday
November 26 and 27
10:00am and 1:30pm
Hotel Murano
1320 Broadway Plaza
Tacoma, WA 98402

The Children’s Museum of Tacoma invites you to create a gingerbread house in a festive holiday setting at the Hotel Murano‘s Bicentennial Pavilion. Everything you need is provided to create a one-of-a-kind gingerbread house. Best of all, your kitchen remains frosting free! Build a house as a family or individually. Cost: $36 per house, member price $33 per house

Gingerbread House Making
Saturday, December 3
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Nordic Heritage Museum
3014 NW 67th Street
Seattle, WA 98117

Come with your family and join in the festivities at the Nordic Heritage Museum as you decorate a gingerbread house with candy and other goodies to make your home festive for the holidays. The cost for the program is $15 per family, one house per family. Space is limited. Call to register 206.789.5707 ext. 19.

Family Gingerbread Workshop
Friday, December 9
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday, December 10
10:00am – 11:30am
12:30pm – 2:00pm
2:30pm – 4:00pm
Hilton Hotel Bellevue
300 112th Avenue SE
Bellevue, WA 98004

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KidsQuest Children’s Museum invites families to work together to create a unique gingerbread house at the beautiful Hilton Hotel Bellevue. All the materials are there for you, including a candy buffet and lots of frosting…PLUS they clean up the mess! 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. Online pre-registration required and space is limited. All ages welcome.

Gingerbread Baking Demonstration
Saturday, December 10
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts
360 Corporate Drive North
Tukwila, WA 98188

Enjoy a fun-filled event that all the family can savor. Get into the holiday spirit with a Gingerbread decorating demonstration that’s fun for all—children, teens, adults and industry professionals. Come watch our Le Cordon Bleu professional chef instructors demonstrate festive cake and cookie decorating in an event sure to set you in a merry holiday mood. Join in the festivities. There’s no charge for admission, but space is limited, so reserve your seat today.

Kids’ Culinary Adventure: Gingerbread Edition
Saturday, December 17
2:00pm – 4:00pm
The Woodmark Hotel
1200 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98033

As a special addition to the regularly scheduled cooking classes, kids will play chef for a day to mix, bake and decorate their own gingerbread cookies. Included in the cost is a chef’s hat with crayons to decorate and a baggie of homemade seasonal treats. $10/person. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Register online or call for more information.

Host Your Own Private Gingerbread House Workshop
Children’s Museum of Tacoma
936 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402

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Here’s a twist on a Holiday Party! You will have a sticky and sweet time when you host your own gingerbread house workshop at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma. They will provide 15 houses, all the candy you will need, frosting, and Play Guides to assist you. Workshops are two hours and will take place in a private room decorated for the holidays. Cost: $500. Registration is required. For more information call 253.627.6031.