The Most Spectacular Gingerbread Houses in Northern California
(Courtesy of VnA's Gingy House)

The Most Spectacular Gingerbread Houses in Northern California

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'Tis the season to feast your eyes on the best gingerbread houses in Northern California.

You'll find a two-story Victorian that's big enough to dine in and a 12-foot tall sugar castle. Don't go hungry.


The Fairmont's Famous Two-Story Gingerbread Marvel

Where: Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason St. (Nob Hill)

When: Through January 1, 2023

At 22 feet tall and 35 feet wide, the Fairmont San Francisco's two-story edible Victorian was crafted by the hotel's culinary team using thousands of real gingerbread bricks and 2,000 pounds of candy. It's so life-size, you can even make reservations to host a dinner party for up to eight guests in the house's oh-so-sweet dining room. // fairmont.com


Westin St. Francis' Sweet Sugar Castle

Where: Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell St. (Union Square)

When: Through December 31, 2023

Executive pastry chef Jean-François Houdré's signature gingerbread castle is a rotating wonderland at the Westin St. Francis in Union Square. The 12-foot storybook fortress is complete with industrious elves, colored ornaments, and elaborate gifts. The adjacent Sweet Boutique will have a selection of holiday treats, including gingerbread "castle bites" available through December 18th. // marriot.com

(Courtesy of @gingyhouse)

VnA's Gingy House: A Life-Sized "Gingerbread" Home

Where: 340 Shoveller Dr. (Suisun City)

When: 6pm to 10pm nightly through January 1, 2023

It takes months to prepare for VnA's Gingy House, Suisun City's holiday landmark. Visit the life-sized display that includes a chocolate door, 12,000 synchronized lights, and handmade props. So what if it's not all made from cookies, it's still one of the most festive holiday displays around—and a contestant on this season of ABC's The Great Christmas Light Flight. // gingyhouse.com


The Gingerbread Village in Lake Tahoe

Where: Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, 111 Country Club Dr. (Incline Village)

When: Through December 31

Why stop at a gingerbread house when you can have a whole gingerbread community? The cookie village at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe has a neighborhood built of sweet stuff along with an (almost) life-sized gingerbread post office to make sure that vacationing good girls and boys get their gifts. // hyatt.com

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