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This Five-Star Resort in Georgia Has a Life-Size Walk-In Gingerbread House

Georgia News Holidays
by Eben Diskin Dec 2, 2020

Christmas might look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still dive headfirst into some good old-fashioned Christmas spirit. The Sea Island resort on the coast of Georgia has perhaps the most Christmassy cottage known to man — the Sea Island Sweet Traditions Cottage. It’s a giant gingerbread house, hand-crafted by the Sea Island Bake Shop using over 1,840 pounds of gingerbread and 820 pounds of royal icing.

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This year, kids are even welcome inside for private decorating tours, where they can design their own little gingerbread house with candy canes, gumdrops, and other treats. And if you’re not a kid but still want to partake in something sweet, you can get treats and refreshments served every morning from the cottage’s window.

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The life-size, walk-in gingerbread house also features hidden decorations inspired by Sea Island’s popular traditions, like sea turtle nesting, golf, bagpiping, sailing, oak trees, and more, so keep your eyes peeled.

Beyond the cottage itself, the resort as a whole is pulling out all the stops for Christmas. This year’s Christmas at Sea Island is a reimagined version of classic Sea Island festivities, including the Reindog Parade at the Beach Club, ornament decorating classes, storytime with Santa’s Elves in the Clubroom, Christmas Eve family-style dinner in The Cloister Ballroom, Children’s Christmas Party at the Beach Club, and the Reindeer Dash Family Fun Run.

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