Extravagant 8-foot Tall Gingerbread Village at Pelican Hill

With the holidays in full swing, The Resort at Pelican Hill goes above and beyond to make things jolly and bright throughout the season. Elaborate decorations, special culinary offerings, festive events, and many other special surprises delight guests of all ages through New Year’s Day.

Extravagant 8-foot Tall Gingerbread Village at Pelican Hill

As a highlight each year, Pelican Hill’s head pastry chef, Jeff Lehuede, and his team install an extraordinary Gingerbread Village. This holiday season, the talented team built their largest to date, which took more than 500 hours to construct and weighs approximately 400lbs. Inspired by both Dr. Seuss and Avatar, this year’s whimsical “enchanted forest” theme features rich, holiday colors and moving elements like a functional windmill.

Pelican Hill Portico with Holiday Decor

Set on 504 acres by the Pacific Ocean in Newport Beach, The Resort at Pelican Hill® features: 128 two-, three- and four-bedroom villas with magnificent coastal views and an unparalleled array of appointments, immersing guests in the absolute finest of everything; 204 luxuriously appointed bungalow guest rooms and suites with private terraces; a rejuvenating Five-Star spa with a menu of the world’s most celebrated therapies; world-class restaurants, including Andrea serving authentic Northern Italian cuisine; an iconic “Coliseum Pool,” one of the largest circular pools anywhere with tiered decks and luxurious cabanas; and Pelican Hill Golf Club with 36 dramatic holes by Tom Fazio, nearly all with ocean panoramas. The resort also offers a unique ocean-view children’s retreat which features a clubhouse and terrace designed for Resort guests ages 4-12. Led by energetic and experienced activities specialists, themed half-day and full-day sessions offer stimulating activities that entertain children, while nurturing their inquisitive young minds.  www.pelicanhill.com

Adina Laura Achim
Adina Laura Achim is a published author, luxury brand consultant, journalist, and PR executive. She covers the luxury sector in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Latin America, and her work was published in South China Morning Post, Jing Daily, Cosmopolitan, L’Officiel, Grazia, Fashion TV, Society Magazine, Buro 24/7, Zink Magazine, The Jewish Business News, and The Rake. Her writing portfolio includes topics related to luxury travel and hospitality, beauty, fashion retail, and bespoke luxury experiences.

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Extravagant 8-foot Tall Gingerbread Village at Pelican Hill