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Texas Holds the Record for the World's Largest Gingerbread House

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Everything is bigger in Texas, even the gingerbread houses.

In 2013, the Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas, set a world record for the largest gingerbread house - an accomplishment that still stands today. The private golf club and residential community partnered with local health organizations to create the record-breaking masterpiece.

The 39,000+ cubic-foot structure was made with 2,925 pounds of brown sugar, 7,200 eggs, and 225 gallons of molasses. The spicy house also had 1,080 ounces of ground ginger and 720 ounces of ground cinnamon!

If someone had eaten it, they would have consumed 35,823,400 calories.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the structure was 60 feet long, 42 feet wide, and 10.1 feet tall at its highest point.

Visitors to the house could meet with Santa for a donation, and all net profits went to St. Joseph's Level II Trauma Center. It was an impressive, edible structure that broke a world record for a wonderful cause.

Gingerbread Village

The record-breaking gingerbread house is no longer on display, but there is a fabulous gingerbread village in City Place Plaza and Park in Spring, TX (north Houston area).

The village has gingerbread trees, huge candy canes, and giant lollipops. There is a 16-foot-high gingerbread house, two larger-than-life gingerbread men, and a 12-foot holiday windmill.

The space is free to explore, and the village provides a perfect backdrop for photos. The gingerbread village is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. through January 7th, 2023.

Location: 1250 Lake Plaza Drive, Spring, TX

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