The public is invited to the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in North Phoenix to be amazed at a dazzling masterpiece of gingerbread, gumdrops, chocolate and sugary icing.
In 2012 the 40-foot x 20-foot "Wonderland of Oz” Gingerbread Village in the Grand Lobby features 20 handmade gingerbread houses and scenes from the epic film including Dorothy’s encounters with the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion along the Yellow Brick Road. The display is replete with vignettes from the Land of Oz such as Munchkinland, the Haunted Forest, Castle of the Wicked Witch of the West with her notorious army of flying monkeys, as well as the beautiful poppy fields that led Dorothy and her companions to the gates of the Emerald City to meet the Wizard of Oz.
What: Wonderland of Oz Gingerbread VillageYou might even see Dorothy, the Tin Man and Scarecrow when they visit the Gingerbread Village!
When: On display from Monday, November 26, 2012 through Sunday, January 6, 2013
Where: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. Here's a map. The village is on display in the Grand Lobby.
How much: No charge.
For more information: Visit the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa online.
Gingerbread Village Details
- The pastry team spent more than 800 hours creating this gingerbread work of art.
- The gingerbread village is created from 800 pounds of gingerbread dough.
- The gingerbread village has 250 pounds of chocolate.
- The gingerbread village has 250 pounds of candies, gumdrops, M&Ms and cookies.