Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile is "Mixing it Up" with a Giant Gingerbread House Display

Make your holidays a ton of fun with 2,000 pounds of gingerbread, candy and sugar

Nov 09, 2011, 11:10 ET from Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

CHICAGO, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Relive your favorite childhood memories and fairytales when you see the life-sized gingerbread house in the lobby of Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. Until the first week of January 2012, the Chicago hotel will be displaying 1,400 pounds of gingerbread and 600 pounds of candy and sugar for guests to admire when they arrive.

The confectionary creation is not just a traditional gingerbread house, but rather an enormous gingerbread kitchen, complete with mice chefs cooking something delicious for the holiday season. More than 25 individuals worked on the display, including employees of the Chicago, IL, hotel, construction workers, electricians and student volunteers from the French Pastry School. The project began with planning in September and construction in October.

"Mixing it Up for the Holidays", the name of the giant display, will be unveiled on Friday, November 18, 2011, at 4:15 p.m. in the lobby of the Chicago family hotel, followed by a special charity event. For a $10 donation to the Children's Miracle Network, guests can enjoy holiday snacks and drinks while admiring the delicious work of art. After the event, viewing the candy kitchen will be free and open to the public.

About Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

Encounter a renowned Chicago hotel combining the epitome of luxury and convenience at the Marriott Downtown Chicago Magnificent Mile hotel, a Windy City landmark on Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile. Situated amongst world-class shopping and dining, this Chicago hotel is within walking distance of top attractions, including Navy Pier, American Girl Place, Shedd Aquarium and Millennium Park. Revitalize the body and mind in stylish Magnificent Mile hotel rooms and suites boasting flat-screen TVs, deluxe bedding and ergonomic furnishings, or unwind at the Lobby Bar, a friendly urban oasis. With 90,000 square feet of versatile event space, this Chicago wedding site creates a distinguished setting for lucrative business engagements, cherished social gatherings and elegant wedding receptions. Depart from the ordinary and discover a Windy City Chicago, IL, hotel destination.

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