Behind-the-scenes: The making of the Gingerbread House at the Fairmont Hotel

Take a behind-the-scenes tour to see how the famous Gingerbread House is made each year at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.

Here's what it took to create by the numbers:

  • It’s 25 feet high
  • It’s 35 feet wide
  • Took 6 months to plan and build
  • 10,000 bricks of gingerbread 
  • 3,000 pounds of royal icing
  • 1,600 pieces of candy
  • 1,000 hours of work
  • It began nine years ago