December 12 marks National Gingerbread House Day. With that in mind, Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa has an over-the-top gingerbread display – one of the resort’s more treasured annual traditions – created by Chef Kursten Restivo, the mastermind behind all the sweet treats at Marriott Singer Island.
The house breaks with the customary sugar-trimmed house in favor of a surf-shack-on-the-beach theme.
A giant, colorfully lit Christmas tree is set next to a life-sized gingerbread beach shack. Made of gingerbread and featuring surfboards and its own giant palm tree, the oversized shack took more than 1,000 hours to complete. It features 1,800 gumballs, 110 eggs and more than 34 pounds of sugar.
In addition, guests ages five and up can play with their food with the Pastry Chef Experience. The overnight package includes a two-hour private lesson with Chef Restivo. She will let guests experiment with the latest trends and seasonal ingredients to create their own holiday sweets. The package is available daily through Jan. 31, 2020 and includes overnight accommodations. Rates start at $709 per night.
Photo Credit: Palm Beach Singer Island Marriott