$106K+ raised with sweet stuff
The Sheraton Seattle Hotel’s 24th Annual Gingerbread Village shattered expectations this holiday season by welcoming more than 200,000 visitors and raising a record-breaking $106,000 for the Northwest chapter of JDRF Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 to Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.
The Gingerbread Village unveiled on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 with a proclamation of “Gingerbread Village Day” in the city of Seattle, festive carols sung by the children of Cedar Park Christian School of Bothell, and the arrival of Santa. This year’s enchantment of the wizarding world theme,“Celebrate the Magic of the Holidays,” invited guests to take an enchanted journey through scenes from the wizarding world. Six local architecture firms and trade associations teamed up with the Sheraton Seattle Hotel’s culinary staff to design, bake, and build the creations. Seattle’s generosity shone brighter than ever with almost $20,000 donated each week of the display.