December 6, 2018
Annual gingerbread house kicks off Christmas season
TULSA, Okla. — Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is celebrating the comforts of home with the unveiling of its annual gingerbread house for the 2018 Christmas season.
Executive Pastry Chef Becca Foy and her team created a traditional winter home, complete with a fireplace and 4-foot-tall, 40-pound chocolate rocking horse, that illustrates the nostalgia and comforts of Christmas as guests arrive inside the hotel lobby.
Planning and construction kicked off the project back in July. By October, Foy’s team began baking 800 pounds of gingerbread, using 160 pounds of butter, 480 pounds of sugar, 1,280 eggs and 5 pounds of cinnamon. The house also called for 300 pounds of chocolate, 75 pounds of white sprinkles, 55 pounds of crystal sugar and 650 feet of lights.
“My staff and I get excited every year to see our ideas and plans come to life,” Foy said. “Every free moment we have is spent on production for the house. A lot of hard work from around the property goes into creating the display every year.”
The hotel lobby began its transformation on Thanksgiving Day, as crews moved the house into place and finished the final details. Guests are welcome to snap photos of the display during the entire Christmas season.
“It’s a great opportunity that allows the staff and me to really get in the spirit of the holidays,” Foy said. “It allows each member of the team the ability to contribute their part to such a fun and exciting annual project.”
Complimentary gingerbread cookies will be offered to guests who stop by to see the display on Friday and Saturday evenings from 4 to 8 p.m.
The winter home caps off the holiday spirit at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. The grand lobby is home to a 24-foot-tall Christmas tree, and more than a dozen giant Christmas ornaments with iconic holiday lyrics are placed throughout the casino.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is located off Interstate 44 at exit 240. From signature restaurants and gaming to The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa offers the best entertainment amenities in Oklahoma. For more information, visit hardrockcasinotulsa.com.