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The Drake Hotel’s Annual Gingerbread Village Revealed
Along with Pastry Chicago’s Gingerbread Structure Competition
November 19, 2012
CHICAGO - The halls will be decked with holly, bells will be jingling and tree lights twinkling, but no holiday season would be complete at The Drake Hotel without the annual gingerbread village.
"Nothing quite captures the spirit of the holiday season like a gingerbread house. The look and the smell are so festive," says Pastry Chef Christina Schubert. "But it's really the kids' reactions to a house made of sugar and candy that brings the season to life for me."
Beginning on November 17, a village made completely out of cinnamon and nutmeg scented structures will adorn the hotel lobby with three pieces of gingerbread real estate on hold for the winners of Pastry Chicago's Gingerbread House Competition, held at the hotel on Dec. 2, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Pastry Chicago's Seventh Annual Pastry Competition will feature with the theme of local business storefronts. The objective for the contestants is to find their favorite building and replicate as a winter gingerbread scene. The entries will include the original photo for judging purposes as well as for viewers to see the inspiration of the gingerbread structure.
In addition to being included in The Drake Hotel's gingerbread village, the winners of the contest will receive KitchenAid prizes and one grand prize winner will receive of an overnight stay at a Hilton property.
Media can access additional information about The Drake Hotel at news.hilton.com/drake.
About The Drake Hotel
Since 1920, The Drake has remained committed to its distinguished service and historic traditions. Located on Chicago's Magnificent Mile, The Drake Hotel offers 535 guest rooms and five on-site dining facilities. For more information about The Drake and its history, visit www.thedrakehotel.com.
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