Features NY Life β€” 19 December 2011
Gingerbread Extravaganza at Le Parker Meridien: The LocalBozo.com Five Days Of Christmas

We here at LocalBozo pride ourselves on bringing you the very best of New York City with daily updates, and original content. And since it’s the Holiday Season we feel the need to give back to all our loyal readers by providing you, “The LocalBozo.com Five Days Of Christmas.” All this week we will inform you about great holiday happenings all over town. So, stay tuned and be merry!

Le Parker Meridien
119 W 56th St
(between Avenue Of The Americas & 7th Ave)
New York, NY
(212) 245-5000
Getting There: N, Q, R To 57th Street – 7th Avenue

Blog: Gingerbread Extravaganza at Le Parker Meridien

Le Parker Meridien hotel is known as one of the city’s premiere travel destinations. Be it the grand lobby, the sophisticated bar for a drink, or the hidden hamburger shop simply known as “The Burger Joint,” the hotel boasts one of the finer stays in all of midtown. When the holiday season rolls around, Le Parker Meridien does not rest on its laurels. For the third year in a row, the famed hotel is hosting a fabulous gingerbread house display to benefit theΒ City Harvest campaign to help end hunger in New York City.

We have all built gingerbread houses as kids. Most of the time they fall apart before you’re finished, and you end up eating all the work you did. Amateur hour is over proven by the expertly created gingerbread art on display here. Art on display ranges from traditional houses and buildings all the way to typewriters painstakingly made from these sweet candy confections. With Christmas only a few days away, why not get into the spirit at a hotel that embraces the holiday, and charity all at once. Not to mention that you can purchase a ticket for just $1, vote for your favorite, and be entered in a chance to win a 5 night stay at the Parker Palm Springs Resort in Palm Springs, CA!

The outstanding creations include the aforementioned typewriter called “Just My Type” by Baked Ideas, a scaled down version of Le Parker Meridien called “Mini Parker” by Norma’s, BLT Steak’s smaller “Central Park Boathouse,” “Come Onto My House (Gretel’s Temptation)” by the Cupcake Cafe, “Occupy North Pole” mimicking you know who… by Tribeca Treats, “Olson Manor” by the Gramercy Tavern, and a clock tower by Soutine Treats. The pictures don’t do the houses justice and with a free exhibit, the posh hotel now has yet another worthwhile reason for you to stop on by before the holiday season concludes.

- Jay Rubin

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