Christmas tree lightings and Santas are signs of the season. They are everywhere but there's only one place in central New York to see the true sign of the holiday; the opening of the Gingerbread Village at Turning Stone, ranked among the best in the nation by Forbes Travel.

This year's village is 70 feet long with nine buildings, including a church, bakery, several houses and a train depot with a moving train. There's even an ice skating rink and landscaping.

The village takes 30 employees over 2,200 hours to create with baking beginning in the Summer. There's 500 pounds of gingerbread dough, over 2000 pounds of icing and more than 750 pounds of candy.

The opening of the Gingerbread Village is all part of Turning Stone's kick to the holidays. The Christmas tree lighting at 6pm will feature Santa and Mrs. Claus handing out Santa hats, cookies and cider as well as taking pictures with the kids.

Take a tour of the Gingerbread Village in the video above to see all the intricate details and make plans to see this year's display.

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