A Gingerbread Sight to Behold: Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Unveils Over 1,000 Pound Gingerbread House at Charity Event

Nov 18, 2009, 12:16 ET from Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

CHICAGO, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with gingerbread...1,000 pounds of gingerbread! On Friday, November 20, 2009, the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel will unveil its annual Gingerbread Castle in the lobby, made up of 1,000 pounds of gingerbread and over 400 pounds of candy and icing.

This year's theme is "Tea Party at the Tea Cup Castle," and to celebrate, Marriott Executive Pastry Chef Cheryl Brookhouzen will present an array of classic holiday nibbles and beverages. Event guests can enjoy house-made eggnog paired with pumpkin cheesecake; hot buttered rum paired with apple cinnamon bites and spiced Glogg paired with gingerbread cookies. The hotel in downtown Chicago will also present a $2 pint special on their house-made honey wheat beer.

The Gingerbread Castle event will take place on Friday, November 20 from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. The event is open to the public, and admission is $5. All proceeds will benefit the Children's Miracle Network.

And if that's not enough, The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival® presented by Harris will be taking place the following day. As a treasured holiday event for Chicago, guests won't want to miss this memorable festival. Find out more at http://magnificentmilelightsfestival.com/.

In addition, the hotel is also featuring a special Magnificent Mile Shopping Package for guests, which includes:

  • Chicago accommodations with one king or two double beds
  • Complimentary full breakfast for two
  • $50 American Express gift card
  • Rates from $219-$399

These are the makings for the perfect holiday getaway.

About Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

Delight in a revitalized Chicago family hotel fresh from a multi-million dollar transformation. Situated on Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile among world-class shopping, restaurants, and entertainment, this luxurious Chicago, Illinois hotel is within walking distance to the Windy City's top attractions, including Navy Pier, American Girl Place, Shedd Aquarium, Millennium Park, Theater and Museum Districts. Stylish Chicago hotel rooms offer chic upgrades including flat screen TVs, Marriott's Revive® bedding, and ergonomic chairs with sleek, modern desks.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 312-836-0100 or visit http://marriott.com/chidt.

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    Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
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