Two-Story Gingerbread House Open for Holiday Visitors at the Festival of Trees

Released: 11/20/2012

100 Personal-Sized Gingerbread Houses Also Created by Volunteers and For Sale to Benefit Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo


Chefs at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Buffalo creating a life-sized Gingerbread House now open at the Festival of Trees.

Chefs at the Hyatt Regency Hotel have created a two-story Gingerbread House including a Ginger Bar with Starbucks coffees at the 35th Annual Festival of Trees, a Holiday Season tradition in Western New York benefitting Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

To see a video of volunteers hard at work in the Festival of Trees designer workshop, click on the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pW1ZbZVD9I4

Organized and designed by teams of volunteers, the Festival of Trees is open to the public with no cost for admission through November 29 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Buffalo.  This Holiday Season spectacular is home to dozens of beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, mantle and window displays available for purchase and then delivery to your home or office.

Also featured this year will be the Gallery of Miracles, a walkway showcasing stories of hospital patients.  Hand-decorated ornaments by the patients along with their artwork along with home décor and gifts are available for purchase in the Holiday Boutique.

To see some photographs of volunteer designers and their creations setting up at the Festival of Trees, click on the following link: http://www.pattilooneypro.com/festival-of-trees.html

Throughout the history of the festival, over $5.5 million has been raised to help the hospital set the standard in pediatric medical care, particularly in support of important programs, facility improvements and groundbreaking technology.  This year, all money raised will be going toward the physician-led plan for the construction of the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital located in the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

For more information about the Festival of Trees, please go online at https://www.festivaloftreesbuffalo.com

Additional information available: http://www.kaleidahealth.org/kyi/news/?i=3708