For the 24th year, the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Vancouver is currently filled with gingerbread houses built by secondary and post-secondary students, and amateur and professional bakers.
Similar to last year, the centrepiece has the resemblance of the iconic Gastown steam clock (which is temporarily replaced by a modern art piece as it’s undergoing some repairs). The giant gingerbread house measures 11 feet tall and 16 feet wide, using 500 pounds of gingerbread dough, 400 pounds of icing sugar and 1,400 egg whites, plus a few secret ingredients and a little help from Hyatt’s engineering department.
Different from last year, there seems to be more creativity in the theme of each display (of course, there has to be a Frozen-themed display), and many of them are not necessarily in the traditional gingerbread house shape. These are some of my favourites this year:
The following are some more pictures of the gingerbread displays, but if you’re in the area, drop by the hotel and have a walk through all the displays. It’s free and it’s a great festive activity with friends and family. And while you are there, vote for your favourite and make a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation!
The gingerbread houses will be on display until January 1, 2015.
Gingerbread Lane at Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrard Street, Vancouver