Construction is complete on the 16-foot Newport Marriott gingerbread lighthouse

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Newport, RI – The Newport Marriott is delighted to celebrate Christmas in Newport with one of New England’s largest working gingerbread lighthouses, constructed by the Newport Marriott’s kitchen team. The artfully decorated culinary creation is located in the hotel’s lower lobby.

 

Christmas in Newport is a month-long celebration that embraces the non-commercial traditions of the holiday season. Marking its 48th year, white lights illuminate homes, shops, restaurants, city streets and the bustling wharves in a ritual representing candlelight from days gone by, when families would wait for their loved ones to return home from their seafaring adventures. Holiday events are tailored to entertain every age, including tree lightings, lantern-led walking tours, shopping strolls, concerts, visits with Santa, Victorian-era Christmas festivities, culinary fêtes, arts and cultural celebrations and more.

 

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At the Newport Marriott, the 16-foot gingerbread lighthouse will welcome guests from near and far. The hotel team devotes 100 hours to baking, building and decorating the lighthouse, which includes 350 pounds of gingerbread comprising more than 1600 bricks, all topped with 2400 pieces of candy and 20 gallons of royal icing!  The festive and fragrant confection has been a beloved Newport tradition for 18 years!

The Newport Marriott is located at 25 America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island.

Complimentary parking is available in the garage at the Visitor Information Center, courtesy of the City of Newport. The completed lighthouse will be on view to the public daily until January 1.

The Newport Marriott is open daily. All visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to fill their sleigh for local food pantries.

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