The Benson Portland to Unveil 51st Annual Gingerbread Masterpiece on November 30
The historic hotel’s beloved holiday tradition this year celebrates a major Oregon attraction.
The Benson Portland’s lobby decorated for the holidays
(Photo credit: The Benson Portland)
WHAT: The 2022 Gingerbread Masterpiece Unveiling, hosted by The Benson Portland
The Benson Portland, a Curio Collection hotel by Hilton, invites the public back once again for a live unveiling of the 2022 Gingerbread Masterpiece, a 50-year holiday tradition.
This year’s theme celebrates a major Oregon attraction (to be revealed at the event) and honors the hotel’s founder and local designer Simon Benson’s decade of public service to the state of Oregon and the city of Portland. This majestic creation will be an original treasure made entirely of confectionary delights, and enchanting to all ages.
“This is a beloved and distinguished tradition,” said Mark Goeman, managing director of The Benson Portland. “We take great pride in supporting the community of downtown Portland and providing a unique and fun holiday experience to each and every visitor that walks through our doors.”
WHERE: The Benson Portland
309 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon 97205
WHEN: Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Starting at 6:00 p.m.
The masterpiece will be on display through December 30
DETAILS: The annual unveiling will take place in The Benson Portland’s grand lobby, surrounded by festive trimmings. The event will include holiday music, cookies, beverages and a special appearance by Santa. It is free and open to the public.
This year’s display will be designed and built by accomplished architect and professional Pastry Chef David Diffendorfer, who has been revered as the culinary mastermind behind The Benson Portland’s renowned annual Gingerbread Display for nearly three decades. His past work includes such creations as Château Loire, Neuschwanstein Castle, Saint Vitus Cathedral and his first American castle, Biltmore House.
For more information on the 2022 Gingerbread Masterpiece and The Benson Portland, please visit www.bensonhotel.com.
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About The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton
Established in 1913, The Benson Portland is the city’s only premier hotel that unites the charm and civility of the old world with the elegance of contemporary design and mindful service. In homage to the hotel’s namesake Simon Benson, guests are invited to experience legendary service, European design, opulently-sized guest rooms and suites, 5-star dining and an acclaimed lobby bar. The Benson seeks to cultivate the best in all of us. For more information, visit www.bensonhotel.com. If you would like to stay in touch, please like The Benson Hotel on Facebook or follow @TheBensonHotel on Twitter and Instagram.