Sugar & Spice

Annual gingerbread unveiling a Beaches tradition


The annual surprise gingerbread unveiling at One Ocean Resort and Spa took place Wednesday, Nov. 25. Each year, the resort keeps the unique creation under wraps and unveils it in front of a crowd of gatherers.

This year marked the eighth annual unveiling, and like the creations before it, this the 2015 gingerbread display showcased a massive undertaking of creativity and execution. This year’s creation features a scene from the elves’ cottage on Christmas Eve with Santa’s helpers Hollie and Day getting ready for bed and Santa’s return.

Past gingerbread creations have included an igloo, a model of One Ocean Resort and Spa and the North Pole. The gingerbread display can be seen through New Year’s Eve.

This year, is partnering with the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation for the foundation’s Blessing in a Backpack program. Guests are encouraged to donate goods such as boxed stuffing, canned vegetables and instant potatoes for local families in need.

One Ocean is located at One Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach. For more information, call (904) 249-7402 or visit

For more information about Blessings in a Backpack or the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation, call (904) 735-0624 or visit