#ElfLife: 27th Annual Gingerbread Village


A long-standing tradition between the Sheraton Grand Seattle and JDRF continues as the 27th Annual Gingerbread Village was unveiled on November 22 at the Sheraton Grand Seattle! The theme for this year’s celebration is #ElfLife. The hotel invites visitors to stroll through the amazing and whimsical world classic elf tales.

In order to create such imaginative and magnificent houses, talented teams were assembled, consisting of Seattle’s top architecture firms, master builders and the Sheraton Grand Seattle Culinary staff. The village welcomes you to enjoy classic holiday elf tales through the ages!

‘Elf and the Shoemaker’ designed and created by Team MG2, Executive Pastry Chef Joleen Anderson and JDRF elf Harper. To vote for #1, ‘Elf and the Shoemaker’, text ‘JDRF5 1’ to 20222

‘Cookie Elves’ created by Team Baily & Baily, Executive Chef John Armstrong IV, and JDRF elf Preston. To vote for #2, ‘Cookie Elves’, text ‘JDRF5 2’ to 20222

‘Elf on the Shelf’ created by Team 4D Architects, Banquet Chef Jay Sardeson and JDRF elf Nolan. To vote for #3, ‘Elf on the  Shelf ’, text ‘JDRF5 3’ to 20222

‘Santa’s Workshop, created by Team Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties & Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture, Executive Sous Chef David Mestl, and JDRF elf Emmerson. To vote for #4,  ‘Santa’s Workshop’ text ‘JDRF5 4’ to 20222

‘ELF the Movie’, created by Team CallisonRTKL and Hargis Engineers, Chef Lee Baldyga and JDRF elf Sophie. To vote for #5, ‘ELF the Movie’, text ‘JDRF5 5’ to 20222

If you simply love them all and cannot choose, you can text ‘JDRF5’ to 20222 to send a $5 donation to show your support!

The village is free to the public with donations benefiting JDRF Greater Northwest. The displays opened to the public on November 202nd, and will run through January 1st, 2020, with hours of 9am-9pm Sunday-Thursdays, and 9am-11pm Fridays and Saturdays. A special thank you to our sponsor, Skanska for helping us continue this magical holiday tradition. Be a part of the downtown fun and visit Gingerbread Village, #ElfLife today! To learn more and to donate please visit gingerbreadvillage.org.