Gingerbread Village at the Four Seasons: 2017

The annual Gingerbread Village is on display through December 28th in the lobby of the Four Seasons Austin. This year’s theme is Austinopoly, a local interpretation of the classic game, Monopoly. The gingerbread houses and game tokens can be sponsored, with proceeds benefitting the Seton Infusion Center at the Dell Seton Medical Center.

The properties on the game board have been renamed to famous (and infamous) Austin streets and highways. The gingerbread houses honor local businesses and sights which are celebrating milestone anniversaries. For example, Zilker Park—represented by the Zilker Christmas Tree in the center of the village—celebrated 100 years in 2017.

Four Seasons Hotel (30 years)

Allens Boots (40 years)

Kendra Scott (15 years) and Austin City Music Festival (2017 marked the 16th annual music festival…was someone’s arithmetic off?)

Esther’s Follies (40 years)

Alamo Drafthouse (20 years)

Salt Lick BBQ (50 years) Salt Lick is actually in Driftwood, not Austin, but everyone wishes it was closer!

Waterloo Records (35 years)

Hill’s Cafe (70 years)

Circuit of the Americas (5 years)

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