The Royal Park Hotel Gingerbread House – Creating Christmas Masterpieces

The Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Michigan, used to create a massive gingerbread house for the holiday season. And one of my favorite holiday traditions was to photograph the Royal Park Hotel Gingerbread House creation every holiday. It is always a treat to walk into this luxury hotel and see what they have created for the holidays, and they never disappoint! This year, 2023, they have created a winter wonderland in the lobby. Even though it isn’t a giant gingerbread creation, it is still holiday memorable.

Gingerbread Creations

Royal Park Hotel unveils the gingerbread masterpiece in late November to tie it in with Rochester’s Big Bright Light Show. And until early January, the lobby is home to the Royal Park Hotel Gingerbread House/Train/Forest (whatever the creation is) throughout the holidays. They encourage guests and visitors to stop into the lobby to see and photograph the gingerbread masterpieces or this year’s winter wonderland, even if you aren’t staying overnight. If you do stay at the hotel, you can reserve one of two holiday-themed suites: Maker’s Mark Merry & Bright Buddy The Elf Themed Suite and Winter Wonderland Frozen Themed Suite.

Tiny Candy Details

Inside the Royal Park Hotel Gingerbread House

Everywhere you look, from Christmas cookies, and candy canes to Whirley Pops, you can see the incredible focus on detail in making this holiday treat. There is Christmas goodness everywhere on these displays!

Gingerbread Creation Ingredients List

Each year is a different theme, made with over 200 pounds of candy. You will want to keep coming back year after year to see what amazing design they came up with next. This display is one gingerbread house for the picture books.

Family Traditions

Family Photo at the Christmas Gingerbread Train at the Royal Park Hotel

If you walk through downtown Rochester during the Rochester Big Bright Light Show, go ahead and stop at the Royal Park Hotel for a feast for your eyes. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Do you have a special Christmas tradition? If not, you can always add coming to visit the Royal Park Hotel as one of yours. I don’t mind sharing holiday traditions. The more, the merrier!

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1 Comment

  • victoria 26March2016 at 6:44 PM Reply

    That looks too good to eat!

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