Four Seasons offers charity sweet deal

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In an annual community event, the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin unveiled their gingerbread village and lit the lobby tree Tuesday evening.

The ceremony at the hotel included the lighting of several Christmas trees and the unveiling of 18 gingerbread houses as about 700 Austin residents gathered to celebrate the upcoming holiday season with complimentary refreshments and live music by Andrew Heller.

The hotel sold the gingerbread houses to raise money for the Seton Shivers Cancer Center and raised $7,000 this year, said Four Seasons spokeswoman Kerri Holden.

“The great thing about this event is that it allows the community to get together to enjoy a festive gathering, but at the same time, it helps support a very important organization in Austin that is a great partner to the hotel,” Holden said.