Welcome to Whoville, 26th Annual Gingerbread Village

A long-standing tradition between the Sheraton Grand Seattle and JDRF continues as the 26th Annual Gingerbread Village was unveiled on November 19 at the Sheraton Grand Seattle! The theme for this year’s celebration is Welcome to Whoville. The hotel invites visitors to stroll through the amazing and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss’ imagination.

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. The village walks you through the story of how the Grinch Stole Christmas.

‘Whoville and Mount Crumpit’ designed and created by Team MG2, Chef Joleen Anderson and JDRF elf Natalie. To vote for #1, ‘Whoville and Mount Crumpit’, text ‘JDRF5 1’ to 20222


‘The Grinch’s Lair’, created by CallisonRTKL and Hargis, Chef Lee Baldyga and JDRF elf Nora. To vote for #2, ‘The Grinch’s Lair’, text ‘JDRF5 2’ to 20222


‘Grinch Stealing Christmas’, created by 4D Architects, Chef Jay Sardeson and JDRF elf Grace. To vote for #3, ‘Grinch Stealing Christmas’, text ‘JDRF5 3’ to 20222


‘Whoville Christmas Celebration’, created by Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish & Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture, Chef David Mestl and JDRF elf Zane. To vote for #4,  ‘Whoville Christmas Celebration’ text JDRF 4’ to 20222


‘Whoville Feast’, with the Grinch, Cindy Lou Who, Max the dog and the whos of Whoville, created by Baily & Baily, Chef John Armstrong and JDRF elf Olive. To vote for #5, ‘Whoville Feast’, 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 Chapter. The displays opened to the public on November 20th, and will run through January 1st, 2019, with hours of 9am-9pm every day. A special thank you to our sponsors, Aetna, and Skanska for helping us continue this magical holiday tradition. Be a part of the downtown fun and visit Gingerbread Village, Welcome to Whoville today! To learn more and to donate please visit gingerbreadvillage.org.