LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — The following is a news release from the Overton Hotel & Conference Center:

One of Lubbock’s favorite holiday traditions is the Overton Hotel & Conference Center’s annual gingerbread display. This season marks the 10th consecutive year for the display. Lubbock’s Largest Gingerbread Display will be officially unveiled on Tuesday, December 7th at 4:00 pm in the Overton Hotel Lobby. Please join us for an official ribbon-cutting hosted by Lubbock Chamber of Commerce.

Open to the public, the display can be viewed from December 7th through December 31st. Under the direction of Executive Chef Doug Noxon, the entire culinary team spent countless hours using hundreds of pounds of gingerbread, icing, and candies to complete the design. Planning and designs for the display have been ongoing since late summer.

This year’s theme is a holiday classic, The Nutcracker. Families of all ages are invited to see this sweet masterpiece and experience the magic of the grand castle. The Overton Hotel is also the official mail stop for those very important Santa letters. Santa letters will be available in the lobby for kids to write and mail or kids are welcome to bring them from home. Enjoy complimentary hot cider and photo ops with the gingerbread display daily.

The gingerbread project is very unique and reflects the hotel’s strong partnership with the Texas Girls and Boys Ranch. Since the beginning, the holiday project has raised close to $30,000. Texas Girls and Boys Ranch is a nonprofit, child care/foster care facility, adoption agency, and children’s shelter serving West Texas. All proceeds raised from the gingerbread display benefit the Texas Girls and Boys Ranch. Donations can be made at the Overton Hotel’s front desk by purchasing a $5 ornament or a donation of any amount.

(Press release from the Overton Hotel & Conference Center)