My daughters and I had the sweetest time this weekend (quite literally) at the gingerbread workshop at the Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester. During this two-hour session, the girls had the chance to decorate gingerbread houses with tons of sweet treats. At this sweet holiday event, the girls were each given their own holiday aprons and name tags. We walked into one of their ballrooms were there were tons of tables filled with gingerbread houses ready for decorating.
Our table was filled with everything that we needed to get started, including the wrapped gingerbread house, icing and even cookies to decorate. The candies themselves where located on a separate table where the kids could load up cups with their favorite sugary treats for their houses. From hard candies to M&Ms to gummy bears, there was no shortage of candies to choose from for decorating.
The girls quickly got to work, squeezing their icing and placing their treats on their houses. There was so many candies to work with and it was cool to look around the room and see the different ideas coming together. There was also holiday music on, which was fun to sing and dance along with as we pilled on our candies.
In between creating, families could enjoy hot chocolate (with tons of marshmallows!), tea and coffee and cookies. After about an hour, we finished up our houses, then the staff wrapped up our houses for easy transportation.
Before we left, we checked out the giant gingerbread replica of the hotel and residence towers, which was also in honor of their 10 year anniversary. Definitely check out this sweet tower if you’re nearby – it will be on display through the New Year.
In addition to this fun holiday event, the Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester also offers tons of other winter events for families. Check out the list below for more details:
Breakfast with Santa – Sunday, December 10, 2017
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester invites families to join Santa for a delicious breakfast buffet and a range of fun activities for the kids including face painting, balloon artists, cookie decorating, holiday movie showing and visits with Santa. While the children play, adults will be treated to a mimosa and Bloody Mary bar. Guests are also encouraged to bring new unwrapped toys to be donated to Toys for Tots. Breakfast with Santa will be from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Pricing is $99 per adult and $49 per child plus tax and service charge. Advanced reservations are required. To book, email RCWestchesterEvents@ritzcarlton.com or call 914-467-5826.
Letters to Santa – November 24 – December 23, 2017
Children with a Christmas wish list will delight in the opportunity to write letters to Santa in the hotel’s lobby under a dazzling Christmas tree, with letters to be mailed directly to Santa. The children are provided with special holiday stationary and crayons and once they finish their letters, they can drop them in a dedicated mailbox located in the Lobby.
For more information, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/westchester.
Thank you to the Ritz-Cartlon, New York Westchester for having my family participate in this fun holiday event. Our tickets were comped, but all opinions, as always are my own.