Ritz Carlton Naples Gingerbread House

Ritz Carlton Naples Gingerbread House 347/365 Things to Do

The tradition of decorating Gingerbread Houses began in the early 1800s in Germany. Gingerbread Houses became popular after the Brothers Grim published their fairytale “Hansel and Gretel”. In this fairytale, the witch used a Gingerbread House to entice the children to come to visit her. As an annual event, every year the Ritz Carlton in Naples by the beach builds a life sized Gingerbread House to attract visitors from all over the world. The hotel displays the Gingerbread House one week after Thanksgiving until January 2, 2020.

Every year it is something fun to do with the family to get into the Christmas spirit. Their Gingerbread House is perfectly designed by their chefs and is made of 1200 Ginger bricks, 48 pounds of ginger, 294 pounds of honey, 464 egg, 756 pounds of flour, 60,000 pieces of candy, lots of love, and several other ingredients. The labor to create this Gingerbread House with the help of the Elves was approximately a 1000 hours. The Ritz’s chefs have truly created a master piece! If you have not seen their Gingerbread House, it is definitely worth a trip to the Ritz Carlton. While you are there, you can have lunch at the pool side cafe as well. It is truly a magical Christmas experience that I look forward to each year!