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SF’s 22-Foot Tall Gingerbread House is Back for 2021 (Fairmont)

What takes 150 gallons of egg whites, 1,900 pounds of candy, 8,000 gingerbread bricks and 500+ hours to build? The Fairmont’s giant Victorian gingerbread house returns this year
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What is 22 feet high, 23 feet wide and full of thousands of bricks, a ton of royal icing and candy décor? It’s the Fairmont’s famed and much beloved two-story-high Victorian Gingerbread House which will be back this year in our lobby.

Debuting Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 11:00 am at a ribbon-cutting ceremony, the Gingerbread House will be on display throughout the entire holiday season.

Fairmont engineering and culinary teams begin planning the gingerbread house in July, which is also when crews begin baking 12- by 4-inch gingerbread bricks to cover the home’s wooden frame.

The Gingerbread house typically takes 1,000 pounds of powdered sugar, 150 gallons of egg whites, 1,900 pounds of candy for decor, 500+ hours to build and is made of more than 8,000 gingerbread bricks – Learn more how the gingerbread house is built.

The Fairmont’s Gingerbread House
On view from November 27, 2021 “throughout the entire holiday season”
The Fairmont, 950 Mason St., SF

Each year, the Gingerbread House takes center stage and fills the halls with its sweet aroma, but the property’s 23-foot tall Christmas tree in the main lobby is also impressive in its own right.

During the holiday season, overnight guests of Fairmont San Francisco can enjoy guaranteed access to the majestic, two-story Gingerbread House and giant Christmas tree in the Lobby. Due to the popularity of the holiday display, public hours will be limited at the discretion of the hotel.