Inside this life-size gingerbread house: a
Nibble, nibble little mouse. Who’s that nibbling at my house?
You may remember those words from Hansel and Gretel. They also gave birth to the name of THE NIBBLE webzine and blog…
Not because there’s a cannibal witch living here, but because Hansel and Gretel couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw the big gingerbread house, decorated with the confections of their wildest dreams. Every week, we at THE NIBBLE also go wide-eyed when we discover something new and fabulous.
You don’t have to enter a fairy tale to nibble in a life-size gingerbread house.
All you have to do is head for Niagara Falls, Ontario.
The Great Wolf Lodge, a year-round indoor water park, goes into holiday mode this month. Opening on November 24th, Wiley’s Winter Wonderland—of which the gingerbread house is just one feature—will enable fortunate families to cloak themselves in the holiday spirit. You can have breakfast, lunch or dinner in the gingerbread house. Reservations are available to the general public as well as to Lodge guests. We’re not sure if Hansel and Gretel will be your servers—but we hope so!
It takes more than 300 hours, hundreds of pounds of gingerbread, chocolate, cookies, pretzels and candy to build the house. During construction the entire lodge is filled with the sweet aromas of gingerbread and chocolate (no extra charge to inhale all you want!).
On the 24th, families will be able to walk through the front door of the gingerbread house and sit down for a holiday meal. Dining reservations are available to the public, as well as to Great Wolf Lodge guests.
Each year, diners make a charitable contribution via a $20 reservation fee (which is apart from the cost of the meal). This year, the recipient of the donations is Child Advocacy Centre Niagara, which helps abused children.
For gingerbread house dining reservations, call 1.905.354.4888 ext. 5718. Select holiday dining times are available. through January 9th, 2012. If you go, send us some photos!