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The 2013 Gingerbread Extravaganza will be on display at Le Parker Meridien’s 56th Street atrium until January 6th, 2014. All of the scenes were made by local bakeries and restaurants including Baked Ideas, Butterfly Bakeshop, Citarella, Cupcake Cafe, David Burke Kitchen, Hecho en Dumbo, Il Ristorante Rosi, Le Monde, Liddabit Sweets, Norma’s, Rolling Pin Productions, Aperitivo Restaurant, Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto and Sirio Ristorante. Visitors are encouraged to purchase $1 tickets at the hotel’s concierge desk to vote for their favorite creations. Each vote also acts as a raffle ticket to win a 5-night stay at the Parker Palm Springs. All of the proceeds from voting will benefit City Harvest, which will use the funds to continue its efforts to end hunger in the world’s cities. You can also cast your vote online here.

Some standouts that caught our eye this year were an extremely detailed gingerbread version of Coney Island by Rolling Pin Productions and Aperitivo Restaurant and Norma’s hilarious gingerbread subway scene featuring tiny rats rocking “I ❤ NY” t-shirts.

+ 2013 City Harvest Gingerbread Extravaganza

Photos ©Yuka Yoneda