AUSTIN -- Every year, the Four Seasons decorates for Christmas. The hotel's display includes a gingerbread village, with replicas of famous buildings.
This year, in honor of Texas' 175th anniversary of independence, the village included iconic buildings and landmarks from Austin, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio - all made out of edible ingredients.
The display is created by the Four Seasons' pastry chefs. The Alamo was started in June and it is estimated that the entire village took more than 300 hours to construct.
Each gingerbread house is for sale. Proceeds each year are donated to the Seton Shivers Cancer Center at UMC Brackenridge. Since 2003, the houses have raised more than $40,000.