I heard about the gingerbread display at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, so last week, Av took these pics for me when he was nearby for a meeting:
'The Waldorf Wonderland Lobby':
The houses are recreations of Louisiana plantations -- Oak Alley:
Nottoway, and Laura:
...all with pretzel bonfires!
A few years ago at Ross Bridge in Birmingham, they displayed these:
This, at the Windsor Hotel in Americus, Georgia last year:
And because I like gingerbread so much, we have our own Chanukah house, made by The Gingerbread Lady in Birmingham:
From Metropolis Magazine: Iconic Museums, Rendered in Gingerbread. I'd love to see that in color.
Gingerbread Village at the Seattle Sheraton.
The World's Largest Gingerbread Village in NYC,
Using caramel rather than royal icing for the 'glue' and other tips from the UK's Telegraph:
Built by the Texas A&M Traditions Club, the house took nearly a month to build. It was constructed using 1,800 pounds of butter, 7,200 eggs, 7,200 pounds of flour and close to 3,000 pounds of brown sugar. Add to this the 22,000 piece of candy that are attached to it.
Thanks to people paying admission to visit, the project has already raised over $150k for a hospital trauma center. Now that's sweet.