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An overload of sugary, colorful displays elicits screams and “look over here” from spectators at the World’s Largest Gingerbread Village. One boy points to a football game with gingerbread players and gumdrop spectators – one of 100 or so displays at the Prescott Resort.

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The warm, aromatic smell of gingerbread, crusty white sugar icing and syrupy gumdrops wafts through the air at the Prescott Resort “Christmas City” — billed as the World’s Largest Gingerbread Village. Dozens of tables are stacked with high-rise gingerbread houses seemingly reaching the ceiling. The length of the hallway, where more than 100 displays sit, thousands of candy pieces creates a bright, multicolored sight that elicits “oohs” and “aahs” from young and old. Peering into one yard, gingerbread folk toast marshmallows on pretzel sticks over a flame of candy corn. Coconut shavings cover the home’s path of hard peppermints and pretzel square windows.

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