WinterWonderland & Gingerbread Package offers perfect holiday getaway
Workshop, gingerbread house contest &display, photos with gingerbread man mascot also offered
Newark, OH – On the heels of its successfulGingerbread Cooking Class Weekend, CoCo Key Water Resorts at Cherry ValleyLodge today announced a festive new package and a series of special events thatare sure to put travelers in the holiday spirit.  From a gingerbread house contest featuringamateur and professional bakers and decorators of all ages, to an irresistibledeal on an overnight package and even photos with a gingerbread mascot, CherryValley Lodge and CoCo Key are the place to be this holiday season.  Complete information, including online reservations,is available at,(800) 788-8008 or 
The Winter Wonderland CoCo& Gingerbread Getaway Package,available Nov. 29-Dec. 30, includes:
  • One night of deluxe overnight accommodations
  • Four passes to CoCo Key Water Resort, good for two full days (Thurs.– Sat. reservations)
  • Two $5 arcade cards
  • Two free return day passes to keep — or give as gifts or use as stocking stuffers
  • CoCo & Gingerbread Kit, featuring a signature CoCo Key mug, cocoa mix, gingerbread recipe and a CoCo Key gingerbread man cookie cutter
  • Two free cookies for gingerbread decorating workshop (Workshop offered Saturday and Sundays only)
KIDS GINGERBREAD MAN COOKIE WORKSHOP:Each Saturday and Sunday in December (except Christmas Day), Cherry Valley Lodgeis offering a Gingerbread Decorating Workshop at 11 a.m.,2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Kids can purchase gingerbreadcookies  for $2 each (free with WinterWonderland CoCo & Gingerbread Getaway Package).  Sprinkles, candy and icing will be available so guests can decorate their own one-of-a-kindgingerbread creation to wrap and take home. 

GINGERBREAD HOUSECONTEST: Gorgeous gingerbread houses,decorated by both professional and amateur bakers will be on display as part ofCherry Valley Lodge’s Gingerbread House Decorating Contest.  Judging takes place Fri., Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.  The houses will be on display in both thehotel and waterpark lobbies through December 12.  All proceeds from the contest will benefit LickingCounty Coalition of care, which supports needy local families.  The contest will feature several divisions:  Professional Adults; Amateur Adults; Youth, Kidsand Youth Groups.   To enter, contestantsmay visit or

PHOTOS WITH GINGERBREAD MAN MASCOT:During the Gingerbread Contest display, kids and families can have their phototaken with a giant costumed gingerbread man mascot, Sat., Dec. 11, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sun., Dec.12 noon – 6 p.m.
Cherry Valley Lodge is a 200-room resort located in Licking County, OH,25 mileseast of Columbus.Its beautiful interior features a dramatic lobby,towering twin fireplaces and two landscaped courtyards on 18 acres, giving CherryValley Lodge the distinction of being the nation’s only hotel that’s also anarboretum and botanical garden. Large guestrooms, Banyan Leaf Spa, an indoorpool, gourmet, fine dining restaurant and other attractions make Cherry ValleyLodge an unforgettable escape. 
CoCo KeyWater Resorts, created in partnership with Wave Development LLC and SageHospitality Resources, are the newest water resort development throughout the United States,offering a Key West-themed paradise for family adventure getaways. Managedand developed by Sage Hospitality Resources, one of the nation’s leading hotelmanagement and development companies, CoCo Key Water Resort developments arecurrently open in Chicago and Rockford, IL; Fitchburg and Boston, MA; Omaha,NE; Columbus and Cincinnati, OH; Kansas City, MO; Waterbury, CT; and Mt.Laurel, NJ.



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