Besides Christmas lights, gingerbread houses are also a favorite of mine during the holidays. When I found out that the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin also does a gingerbread village for charity, I couldn’t miss it. The Four Seasons in downtown Seattle has one annually and I thought it was unique to the Seattle hotel, but apparently it’s a tradition here in Austin as well. The last time we went to the gingerbread charity event in Seattle was 2012, right before we moved to Paris. The production there is always a big deal, with multiple tables filled with elaborate gingerbread houses, and long lines and a crowd no matter what time you go. I expected this for Austin, but I was surprised when it was quite the opposite, with just one square table and no line to wait in and clear photo shots without much human contamination in the background.
The theme this year at Austin is Wild West. Quite befitting and not surprising to me, but it makes me wonder what they’ve done in the past.
Having kept the 2012 iPhone pictures of the gingerbread village from Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle, I decided to post them to compare the production of the one from my home city to Austin’s gingerbread village. The theme in 2012 was Disney cartoons, and this is only a small sample of what was there.
I have to say I favor the production from Seattle better, but it was still nice and a joy to see the small production at Austin’s Four Season. I love the creative and intricate work of any gingerbread houses built with edibles!