Visitors heading to Miracle on Fulton Street this holiday season can see two New Orleans-style gingerbread houses fit for Papa Noel and Mrs. Claus. Harrah’s Hotel puts a local spin on a traditional gingerbread displays by creating New Orleans homes.
The grand gingerbread display inside the Harrah’s Hotel lobby is a replica of two historic New Orleans homes features on the Preservation Resource Center’s 44th annual Holiday Home Tour.
Created by the Harrah’s facilities, bakery and audiovisual teams, the sweet display stands at nearly 12 feet tall, and it took 450 hours to complete.
Harrah’s facilities team built the house, while the bakery team laid down the foundation of gingerbread and candy decorations. More than 600 pieces of gingerbread and 800 pounds of icing went into making the sugary masterpiece.
As a finishing touch, the audio visual team helped with the interior lighting of the display.
“Harrah’s is proud to once again bring the holiday season to life in downtown New Orleans with Miracle on Fulton Street,” said Dan Real, general manager of Harrah’s New Orleans and Caesars Entertainment regional president-South. “Our bakery, facility and audio visual teams spent a combined 450 hours on this year’s gingerbread display and we are delighted to share it with local residents and visitors through December 28.”
An annual holiday tradition, Miracle on Fulton Street transforms the Fulton Street pedestrian corridor into a winter wonderland in downtown New Orleans.
Miracle on Fulton Street is free and open to the public. The holiday display launched Nov. 29 and continues through Dec. 28. Guests can enter the street through a new illuminated gift box and stroll through a canopy of twinkling lights and trees each day from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
For more information about Miracle on Fulton Street, visit the website.