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The #ElfLife is the Best Life at the 27th Annual Sheraton Grand Seattle Gingerbread Village

Dec 01, 2019

Now through January 1st, you can experience the magic of the holidays brought to life at the Sheraton Grand Seattle Gingerbread Village- where local architects, chefs from the Sheraton Grand Seattle, and “elfs” bring magical creations to life using gingerbread, icing, and candy.  Since 1992, this holiday showcase has been supporting the Greater Northwest Chapter of the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation, while mesmerizing visitors with the incredible talent and imagination it takes to create these gingerbread masterpieces.

Last year’s Gingerbread village with a “Whoville” theme brought in over 200,000 visitors and donations that helped bring the grand total of money raised to $1 million. This year, the “Elf Life” theme will show glimpses into the lives of Santa’s busiest helpers.

Each year the Sheraton Grand Seattle donates over 8,000 volunteer hours and thousands of pounds of dough, icing and candyr!  While the event is free to the public, donations are appreciated. There are three ways to donate:

  1. Cash donation boxes are located at the Gingerbread Village.
  2. Online donations can be made here.
  3. Text JDRF5 to 20222  to give a $5 donation.

To find out exactly where the donations go, and how they will be used visit here or here.

Things to Note:

  • Check out the JDRF Elves here on the Gingerbread Village website to see some of the kids who are being helped by the amazing work the JDRF is doing!
  • Want to know who is behind these amazing creations? Visit here to see the chefs and architects by name.
  • Viewing hours are Sundays through Thursdays from 9am to 9pm,  and Fridays and Saturdays from 9am to 11pm.

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