“Decorate” your holiday social schedule with the 5th Annual Gingerbread Stroll, to be held Friday, November 18 through Thursday, December 1, at Highland Park Village. Attendees stroll among 11 Highland Park Village merchants where they can admire and silently bid on ornately decorated gingerbread houses, crafted by 11 of Dallas’ premiere pastry chefs. All proceeds from the Gingerbread Stroll will benefit Community Partners of Dallas – an organization that provides support for abused and neglected children by providing direct resources to caseworkers.
Dallas residential real estate agent Christine McKenny founded the Gingerbread Stroll in 2011, with the hopes of bringing the community together to raise funds for local children’s charities. Each year, a different charity is selected as the beneficiary of 100 percent of the proceeds, and in 2014, the Stroll raised more than $16,000 for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Community Leader, Lynn McBee, serves as the event advisor for the Gingerbread Stroll. The Gingerbread Stroll has raised over $40,000 for area children in need, since its inception.
“The Gingerbread Stroll has become a wonderful tradition during the most wonderful time of the year,” said McKenny. “People of all ages gather with their family and friends to attend, and it’s always exciting to see how the chefs express themselves creatively. Everyone loves a gingerbread house!”
This year’s Gingerbread Stroll attendees can enter to win giveaway prizes, including a holiday carriage ride for six by Threejays Carriages. Attendees also have an opportunity to purchase gingerbread cookies from Royal Blue Grocery and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Community Partners of Dallas.
Some of Dallas’ finest chefs who will be producing these festive masterpieces include:
- A Sweet Life
- Architecture Demarest
- Artist, Evelyn J. Fallgren
- Pastry Chef Winter Lockwood-Frank
- Chocolate Secrets
- Hilton Anatole
- Hotel Crescent Court
- Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion
- Omni Dallas Hotel
- Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Merchants showcasing the gingerbread houses include, Beretta Gallery; Bistro 31; Kiehl’s Since 1851; Leggiadro; MARKET Highland Park; Robert Talbott Carmel; Roberta Roller Rabbit; Royal Blue Grocery; STELLA McCARTNEY; Trina Turk and Village Barber Shop.
Sponsors of the event include, Amy Koellner, Providence Lane Window Coverings; Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate; Digital 3 Printing; Ebby Halliday Realtors; Ed Francis, Legacy Texas; Highland Park Village; HUB International Personal Insurance; Lambert’s; Republic Title, Park Cities; Candy’s Dirt; MODERN LUXURY DALLAS; PEOPLE NEWSPAPERS; Christine McKENNY of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate; Woolery Associates, Interior Design; and Bread Winners.