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WhoVail at Four Seasons Resort Vail features the Grinch and a huge gingerbread house

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The Four Seasons Vail will host the good-hearted Grinch and his gang at this year's WhoVail celebration at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11.
Toni Axelrod | Special to the Daily |

If You Go ...

What: WhoVail celebration.

Where: Four Seasons Resort Vail, 1 Vail Road, Vail.

When: 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11.

Cost: Free and open to the public.

More information: This is the Four Seasons’ third-annual WhoVail celebration, featuring the Grinch and a huge gingerbread house. Call 970-477-8600 to learn more.

VAIL — Welcome to WhoVail, the Christmas event that answers the question, “Are you really a foul one, Mr. Grinch?”

The third annual WhoVail — not WhoVille — returns to the Four Seasons Resort Vail with its life-size Dr. Seuss’ Whoville-inspired gingerbread house and the friendliest Grinch in our arm of the universe.

The Four Seasons staff got together with the kids from Vail’s Red Sandstone Elementary School to put the event together.

The 100-square-foot gingerbread house was built in-house by the resort’s master carpenter, Frank Bontempo. The facade of the gingerbread house features more than 4,500 gingerbread tiles, equaling 475 pounds of gingerbread, and 80 pounds of fondant and icing.

The gingerbread tiles on the house are decorated by 100 kids from Red Sandstone.

Inside the gingerbread house is a fireplace and hearth adorned with cookies, also decorated by local schoolchildren, who get to lay claim to their own pieces of the display.

The Vail Town Council even proclaimed Friday to be official WhoVail Day.

“We are pleased to once again celebrate our WhoVail gingerbread house with the children and families of the community, who put so much creativity into the design,” said Mark Herron, general manager of Four Seasons Resort Vail.

If the Grinch isn’t your guy, the Four Seasons Resort offers cooking classes with the resort’s culinary team, traditional pictures with Santa and Dickens carolers in The Remedy Lounge, as well as Clicquot in the Snow happy hour and New Year’s Eve spectacular. Learn more about these vents at http://www.fourseasons.com/vail.