Sheraton Grand Seattle Gingerbread Village


For 29 years, the Sheraton Grand Seattle has brought extra joy to the holidays with Gingerbread Village, benefitting type 1 diabetes research. Top local architecture firms, along with Sheraton chefs and JDRF Elves, craft magnificent 6ft tall gingerbread structures sure to make the season that much sweeter!

When/where will Gingerbread Village occur this year?

Address: Sheraton Grand Seattle 1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Dates/Times: Coming soon!

Be a Sponsor!

Community support of this event goes toward JDRF, with a life-saving mission of a world without type 1 diabetes. We are incredibly grateful for your generosity! Interested in sponsoring? Please reach out to JDRF Pacific Northwest Chapter at

My child has type 1 diabetes. How can they be a part of this?

Applications for Gingerbread Village Elves are open now through Friday, May 31st for the 30th Annual Sheraton Grand Seattle Gingerbread Village: Apply here! The application process includes both a written portion and an interview. Find ways to get involved in the local T1D Community: JDRF Pacific Northwest

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Can we volunteer?

Absolutely! We love having volunteers to help with this great event. The Sign-Up will become available in the fall.

What is type 1 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone people need to get energy from food. T1D strikes both children and adults at any age and suddenly. Its onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. Though T1D’s causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers play a role. JDRF is the leading supporter of research to find cures for T1D.

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