Gingerbread Houses for Families

Gingerbread Houses for Families

The howl-idays at Great Wolf Lodge, will taste a touch sweeter when guests dine inside enormous, edible Gingerbread Houses on display during the company’s annual Snowland celebration, informs Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.

After a day of splashing and sliding at the waterpark, guests can take part in holiday happenings, meet Santa and even make memories with Great Wolf Lodge characters, Wiley and Violet.

But when it’s time to dine, the real fun begins. For the first time at all 11 locations, families and friends staying at Great Wolf Lodge will have the chance to marvel during meals served inside a huge Gingerbread home.

Each abode can accommodate up to six awe-struck guests for a fairytale meal that will raise much-needed funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The non-profit organization is the largest provider of one-to-one youth mentoring services in the United States and is the official philanthropic partner of Great Wolf Lodge.

Measuring approximately 10 feet by 12 feet, each colossal creation took more than 400 hours to complete and was assembled using these ingredients:

  • 5,000 candies
  • 4,900 pretzel rods
  • 3,240 eggs
  • 2,000 Blue Chocolate Wafers
  • 2,000 Green Chocolate Wafers
  • 1,320 pounds sugar
  • 1,000 candy canes
  • 750 cookies
  • 750 candy wreaths
  • 600 pounds of Gingerbread dough
  • 500 holly leaves
  • 100 pounds of chocolate

Every December since 2005, Great Wolf Lodge indoor waterpark resorts across the country transform into a winter wonderland complete with hourly snowfall inside the Grand Lobby and loads of entertaining activities, says the company.

Snowland festivities begin with the official tree lighting ceremony in the Grand Lobby on Saturday, December 3, and include a special appearance by Santa. Great Wolf Lodge guests who visit Snowland can soak up the splendor of the season with caroling, holiday-themed Cub Club activities and gorgeous decorations – all within the warm confines of an 84-degree, indoor waterpark.

Snowland opens December 3, and continues through December 25. Before guests arrive at the lodge, they can also enjoy the magic of Snowland virtually. With the use of augmented reality technology, families can create a Snowland scene of their own home by visiting

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