Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Vancouver is once again filled with gingerbread houses built by students, and amateur and professional bakers.
The gingerbread centre piece and the iconic Gastown steam clock returned to the hotel lobby. The giant gingerbread house has used 500 pounds of gingerbread dough, 400 pounds of icing sugar and 1,400 egg whites, plus a few secret ingredients and some magical touch from the hotel’s engineering department.
There seems to be fewer entries but the quality seems to be higher than the last couple of years. Here are some highlights for me:
A display inspired by the TV show Supernatural:
A super cute one that is based on the house from the animation Up:
This elaborate display is the winner of the amateur category:
How about this one with a working clock and revolving cute little penguins?!
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, or even co-workers. There’s a People’s Choice Award voted by you and you can also make a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The gingerbread houses will be on display until December 27, 2015. If you can’t make it, keep scrolling to see some more photos of the gingerbread displays.
And in celebration of 25 years of the Gingerbread Lane, here is a trip down the memory lane revisiting the Gingerbread Lane for the past few years. It has become an annual tradition for me to visit the hotel during this time of the year.
Gingerbread Lane at Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrard Street, Vancouver