(credit: Alex Denis/WLNY)

The Egyptian Sphinx – in Gingerbread form! (credit: Alex Denis/WLNY)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Midtown’s Le Parker Meridien hotel (W. 56th Street) is hosting a lobby display of gingerbread houses designed by New York City bakeries.

The display is up through January 3. Over the past few years, the event has raised about $40,000 for those in need. With a $1 donation, admirers can cast their vote for the best monument. Money raised benefits City Harvest.

TV 10-55’s Alex Denis shows us the goods in the video below.