Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney’s star Executive Pastry Chef Anna Polyviou’s giant gingerbread train is currently bringing much Christmas cheer to Sydney siders as well as interstate and international guests.

Much merrymaking was afoot as the Punk Princess of Pastry and her team of elves worked jollily to create a four metre train, festive High Tea and a Christmas treat pop-up store to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

Polyviou’s fantastical creations have fast become a destination on Sydney’s festive calendar, with this year’s work of art combining 1,000 kilos of gingerbread bricks, 500 kilos of lollies, 100 kilos of fondant, 200 lollipops and liberal lashings of icing.

“The train will be lavishly decorated with hundreds of lollies and will bring that beautiful aroma of freshly baked gingerbread to our lobby,” Polyviou said.


The gingerbread train and pop-up store will be open daily at the Lobby Lounge from 7am from 1-31 December 2017.

Christmas revellers will delight in Polyviou’s delicious ode to yuletide happenings. Guests will enjoy Red Berry Choux, Christmas Trifle, Pudding, Star Tarts, Merry Scones and Christmas Presents under the Tree.

Polyviou will host gingerbread making classes for kids as part of Festive High Tea on Saturday 16 December, between 11.30 a.m and 3.00 p.m. The classes will take place near the giant gingerbread train.

The Festive High Tea is available at the Lobby Lounge, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, 176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, from 1 to 31 December 2017, between noon to 2:30 p.m. and from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

Bumped By : Renata Brak

Renata is a mother of two active boys. She grew up in Hobart, before spending a few years abroad in Canada before settling in Sydney over 7 years ago. With a Masters degree in Art Curatorship, Renata loves the arts, and sharing interesting exhibition experiences with her family.

Opening Hours:

Address: 176 Cumberland Street, 2000, The Rocks, NSW
Events: Start Friday 1 December 2017 End: Sunday 31 December 2017
Location : CBD
Age : 0+
Cost : Free to view
Prebook : No
Parent Accompany Child : Yes
Changing facilities : Yes
Play Area : No
Pram Accessibility : Yes
Breastfeeding Area : Yes
Refreshments : Yes
In/Outdoor : Indoor
Parking : Street
Free Trial : No

The Giant Gingerbread Train at the Shangri-la Hotel, Sydney

176 Cumberland Street, 2000, The Rocks, NSW
176 Cumberland Street, 2000, The Rocks, NSW

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