GUEST BLOG: Queensbury Hotel to debut Holiday Gingerbread House Display
Posted: 12/1/2022 - 3-Minute Read
The Queensbury Hotel made a very sweet addition to its holiday decorations this year! Read on in this guest blog below about their giant gingerbread house as well as some holiday open houses coming up.
GLENS FALLS, NY — The Queensbury Hotel has announced the addition of a life-sized gingerbread house display to their holiday decorations this year. The 11ft high and 14ft wide house can be found in their lobby beginning Friday, December 2nd.
The Queensbury is known for having beautiful, must-see decorations each holiday season. The hotel typically features decorative window boxes and wreaths on its exterior and festive trees, garland and poinsettias throughout their grand lobby.
“This year, we set out to do even more,” said Tyler Herrick, General Manager of The Queensbury Hotel and President of Spruce Hospitality Group. “We have more trees, more lights, more garland and even the addition of toy soldiers to greet you when you arrive. But the gingerbread display is definitely the largest addition and has been our biggest undertaking”
Adam Savage, Director of Culinary for Spruce Hospitality, took the lead on designing the gingerbread house. He and his team have worked for months to plan and prepare for the display. “The house is made of over 987lbs of homemade gingerbread, 223lbs of icing and 152lbs of assorted candy,” said Mr. Savage. “The actual production and building of the display took well over 200 hours.”
The candy for the display was sourced by The Candy Space, located in the French Mountain Common Outlets and a sister-company of The Queensbury. The Queensbury Hotel also partnered with the Upstate Modern Railroaders of South Glens Falls, who provided train sets for the display.
“We wanted to have the gingerbread house in place and finished by this first weekend of December to coincide with all of the holiday events taking place around town like Hometown Holidays, Adirondack Christkindlmarkt and the LARAC Holiday Festival,” said Stephanie Howard, Marketing Coordinator for Spruce Hospitality. “These events will draw some nice crowds to Glens Falls and we hope everyone will stop by The Queensbury as they are visiting and exploring downtown. Grab a bite to eat in Fenimore’s or enjoy Ray Alexander on the piano and soak in the holiday spirit.”
Holiday Open Houses
The Queensbury Hotel will host two Holiday Open Houses on December 10th and December 17th from 10 a.m. to noon. The events will allow attendees to view the gingerbread display and will include a visit from Santa. Families will have the opportunity to take their own photos in front of the fireplace with him. The hotel will offer complimentary cookies, refreshments and children’s crafts and a play area will be provided by ADK Tiny Tots.
“The goal of the Holiday Open Houses is to welcome community members, locals and visitors alike to see our holiday decorations and celebrate this festive time of year with us,” said Mr. Herrick. “There will be no admission fee and all activities will be complimentary and first-come, first-serve.”
In addition to the Holiday Open House events, the public is welcome to visit the hotel lobby and public spaces at any time during December to view the decorations and gingerbread display.
“I can’t wait for our community to visit and see everything we have done this holiday season. Our team has worked really hard this last month to bring everything together so that everyone can come and enjoy it. That is what it’s all about,” said Ed Moore, owner of The Queensbury Hotel.
About The Queensbury Hotel:
The Queensbury Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Glens Falls, NY. Built in 1926, it is a Historic Hotel of America and on the National Registry of Historic Places. The property has 123 newly renovated guest rooms, two restaurants and 15,000+ square feet of newly expanded meeting space that hosts weddings, social events, meetings and conferences. Please visit our website at: www.thequeensburyhotel.com
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