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The Fairmont San Francisco Presents its Legendary Gingerbread House

Publish Date: 02-Nov-2012

San Francisco, CA Friday, November 02, 2012

Winter Wonderland Lobby Décor to be Revealed During the Hotel’s Gingerbread Open House Saturday, November 24

The Fairmont San Francisco will turn moments into cherished holiday memories for locals and guests from far and wide with this year’s dazzling holiday display, featuring its world-famous giant gingerbread house.  Enjoy the unveiling of the hotel’s incredible edible abode during a Gingerbread Open House on Saturday, November 24 from 11:00am - 1:00pm while taking pleasure in complimentary holiday refreshments and heart-warming music in the Main Lobby. Santa Claus will be on hand for photos and children can write letters to him in the lobby’s “North Pole Nook” (Fairmont guarantees speedy delivery to the North Pole).  Dog-lovers can also delight in a special appearance by Gentleman Norman, author of “How to Be a Man,” and a long-time Fairmont San Francisco VIP (Very Important Pomeranian).
For more than a century, The Fairmont San Francisco has enchanted guests with its joyful holiday festivities and exuberant ambience.  Once again, the Fairmont elves are working overtime this season to create the iconic hotel’s unparalleled interior and exterior holiday décor.  The Fairmont San Francisco’s talented culinary team has meticulously planned for construction of this year’s colossal gingerbread house, which will be equal in size to last year’s stunning, two-story-high display.  Once complete, the house will stand more than 22 feet high and 23 feet wide and include thousands of home-baked gingerbread bricks and around two thousand pounds of royal icing and candy. 

            While the Gingerbread House will certainly take center stage, the hotel’s holiday trees are also a must-see treat.  This year marks the first time that The Fairmont San Francisco will feature a towering holiday tree of lights atop its Tower Building that will be visible throughout the city.  Guest can also enjoy the enchanting 23-foot-tall Christmas tree tickling the center of the ceiling in the Main Lobby, the celebrated Molinari Family Nutcracker Collection and beautiful holiday decorations courtesy of Silk Peddlers.  In the spirit of the season, a donation box benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will be set up next to the Gingerbread House, which will be on display through January 1, 2013. 

The Fairmont San Francisco offers 591 newly renovated guest rooms and suites with unrivaled views of the San Francisco Bay Area, three distinctive restaurants and easy access to the city’s most popular attractions.  The hotel is located atop Nob Hill at 950 Mason Street.  For reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit

Melissa Farrar
The Fairmont San Francisco

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