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2011 Gingerbread Lane at Hyatt Regency

For the 21st consecutive year the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Vancouver has transformed into magical lane of gingerbread creations.

Over forty gingerbread designs are on display now until December 27th including Vancouver's largest gingerbread house measuring 11 feet tall and 16 feet wide! The lanes centrepiece requires 1,400 eggs, 400 pounds of sugar and 500 pounds of gingerbread dough to make.

As you stroll through the decorated lane you will see a variety of sweet art including edible trees, houses and winter scenes!  Each year, schools and amateur and professional chefs transform the hotel lobby into a winter wonderland competiting for the people's choice award and helping to support  a great cause.  All donations support the Make a Wish foundation.

Image above:  First Place in the Professional Category went to the Vancouver Community College

Created by: Students of the Bakery and Pastry

Department Instructor: Marlie van de Ven

above image:  First place in the Amateur Category went to Butler and Wood Design in West Vancouver

Created by:  Mary Jean Butler

above image: First Prize in the Secondary School Category went to Tamanawais Secondary School in Surrey 

 Created by: Nathan Chan  Culinary Instructor:  Michael Doyle

DATE: November 22 - December 27, 2011

TIMES: 9:00am - 9:00pm

LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Vancouver: 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia (map)

COST: By Donation (supports the Make a Wish foundation)

WEBSITE: Hyatt Regency Vancouver

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