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Dec 3, 201209:19 AMThe Telegraph

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Little Rock's Capitol Hotel Has a Massive Gingerbread Village

Dec 3, 2012 - 09:19 AM
Little Rock's Capitol Hotel Has a Massive Gingerbread Village

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Like Brigadoon, the Capitol Christmas Gingerbread Village in Little Rock, Arkansas, reveals itself only under specific conditions. In this case, those factors involve Santa Claus and the Nutcracker Ballet at 5 p.m., Monday, December 3. The baked holiday display created by pastry chef Tandra Watkins is a 12 feet long and 14 feet wide masterpiece made with more than 50 pounds of sugar for the icing blanketing the bantam burg. A polar express chuffs along more than 20 feet of tracks through 100 handmade pine trees, snow forts an Ozark “shotgun shack” outhouse, wildlife animals, and farms. Check out some images of the display's development below.

But this is only one jewel in the elf hat of Little Rock’s Capitol Hotel’s 2012 Capitol Christmas, which runs through New Year's Day.

Those who fancy themselves yuletide artisans can participate in one of Watkins’ gingerbread decorating classes. Cocktails and small bites will help inspire creativity. Perhaps a cup of Capital Eggnog, a holiday beverage concocted by hotel bartender David Burnette, will be all the spark needed.

The Teddy Bear Tea will again be wildly popular with families and include a menu of scones and finger sandwiches with a glass of Champagne as well as child-friendly treats like hot chocolate, apple juice, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, as well as ham and cheese croissants.

Nevertheless, probably nothing will take the cake like the official lighting of the 24-foot Christmas tree bearing 25,000 lights in the center of the spacious and elegant lobby of Little Rock’s holiday capital.

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