Decorate your holiday social schedule with the fourth annual Gingerbread Stroll, today through November 30 at Highland Park Village. Attendees will stroll between more than a dozen stores and restaurants, where they can admire and silently bid on ornately decorated gingerbread houses. All proceeds will benefit Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.
Our own 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; in 2013, the Stroll raised more than $13,000 for Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer.
This week, Livability.com named the Gingerbread Stroll one of the nation’s top gingerbread-house contests.
“The Gingerbread Stroll has become a wonderful tradition during the most wonderful time of the year,” McKenny said. “People of all ages gather with their family and friends to attend, and it’s always fun to see how the chefs express themselves creatively. Everyone loves a gingerbread house!”
Some of Dallas’ finest chefs produced these festive masterpieces, including Winter Lockwood-Frank of Charlie’s and Joy Lynn of Fine Arts Concepts.
This year’s Gingerbread Stroll attendees can enter to win prizes that include a holiday carriage ride for six by Threejays Carriages and overnight stays at the Four Seasons Resort and Club, the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, and the Ritz-Carlton.
Sponsors of the event include Amy Koellner, Providence Lane Window Coverings; Dave Perry-Miller & Associates; Ed Francis, Wells Fargo Private Mortgage Banking; HUB International Personal Insurance; Lambert’s; Republic Title; Sleepy Hollow Homes by Robby Skinner; Digital 3 Printing; Haynsworth Photography; Kristi Bare, Purple Logic PR; Modern Luxury Dallas; People Newspapers; Tom Thumb; Christine McKenny of Dave Perry-Miller & Associates; Woolery & Associates; and Highland Park Village.