DC-Area Chefs Make Gingerbread Versions of Local Sites

To celebrate National Gingerbread House Day on Wednesday, pastry chefs at hotels in the D.C. area spent weeks creating houses inspired by historic local buildings.

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Fairmont, Washington, D.C.
Fairmont Georgetown’s Pastry Chef Charles Froke created this replica of Georgetown University’s historic Healy Hall.
Marriott Marquis, D.C.
Marriott Marquis's house weighs nearly 1,400 pounds, and is decorated with over 250 pounds of candy.
St. Regis, Washington, D.C.
Take a look at this replica of the historic St. Regis Hotel in D.C. The hotel’s pastry team crafted this house with care for months. The house is composed of more than 1,000 individual gingerbread bricks.
The pastry team at the Ritz Carlton in the Pentagon City neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, created this replica of the Arlington Historical Museum. The structure is the oldest school building in the county. Did you make a gingerbread house this holiday season too? Send a photo to isee@NBCWashington.com or tag us on Instagram @NBCWashington.
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