Everything You need to know about the 2022 Seattle Gingerbread Village

The JDRF Gingerbread Village is back at the Sheraton Grand Seattle!

We’re beyond thrilled to have this holiday tradition back in our rhythm, and we want to make sure you have everything you need to make it part of your traditions too!

What is the Seattle Gingerbread Village?

The Sheraton Grand Seattle Gingerbread Village is an annual event that is hosted by the Seattle Sheraton and benefits the Juvenile Research Foundation (JDRF).

Several of Seattle region’s premier architecture firms showcase their design and build skills in a spectacular display of gingerbread storytelling. They work with cookies, candy, and plenty of frosting to craft intricate themed scenes that sit on display at the Sheraton throughout the holiday season.

The theme for 2022 is “Buzzing Back,” a celebration of the box office hit movie Lightyear.

What is JDRF?

JDRF is the leading supporter of research to find cures for type 1 diabetes (T1D), a disease that impacts about 1.45 million people in the US alone. T1D strikes both children and adults at any age and suddenly, and while T1D’s causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers play a role.

Check out their website to learn more about their research and advocacy work and life with type 1 diabetes.

How do I visit the Seattle Gingerbread Village?

The Village is free and open to the public daily from November 22, 2022, to January 1, 2023. You can find it at the Sheraton Grand Seattle at 1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101.

Opening times are…

Sunday to Thursday: 9am to 9pm

Friday and Saturday: 9am to 11pm

How do I vote for GHDA’s “The Future Is Bright” display?

Voting is easy and rewarding! Simply visit this link and make a donation of any amount to JDRF. Your donation dollars count as votes towards the GHDA gingerbread exhibit!

What else should I know?

Find out more about the 2022 event as well as past Gingerbread Villages through the links below!

To infinity and beyond!