Construction of Gingerbread Lighthouse is under way at Newport Marriott

Construction of Gingerbread Lighthouse is Under Way at Newport Marriott for “Christmas in Newport!”

Photo provided by Newport Marriott

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 under construction at the hotel’s entrance.

Christmas in Newport is marking its 49th year with a month-long celebration that embraces the noncommercial traditions of the holiday season. 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.

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 19 years!

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

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The Newport Marriott is at 25 America’s Cup Avenue in Newport.  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.

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