The chill of the holiday is only enhanced by the look and feel of gingerbread. That’s why Christine McKenney’s Gingerbread Stroll throughout Highland Park Village is the perfect walk-around for sights and sniffing.
The annual collection of gingerbread houses designed and created by local chefs and bakers warms the hearts with 100% of proceeds benefiting local children’s charities. This year the lucky recipient is Community Partners of Dallas.
According to Christine, ““The Gingerbread Stroll is celebrating its 13th year, and we are so excited to carry on this annual tradition. Many thanks to Highland Park Village, our many retail partners, and of course the talented chefs who create our magical gingerbread houses for making it possible. And we are so thrilled to announce that this year’s stroll will once again benefit Community Partners of Dallas and the children they serve.”
Presented by Allie Beth Allman and Associates, this year’s collection boasts the handiworks of pastry chefs and bakers like the Bird Bakery team, Pastry Works’ Pastry Chef Arielle Sutcliffe, Chocolate Secrets’ CEO Pam G. Eudaric and her family and friends, Hilton Anatole Pastry Chef Adrian Arandela and the pastry team, Cade’s Cakes’ Pastry Chef Samantha Cade, Charlie’s Burger and Street Tacos’ Pastry Chef Winter Lockwood-Frank, Gingerbread House Master Creations by Kristen Schweiger and Marsha Schweiger and the Bistro 31 pastry team.
This year’s retailers with the mini-mansions on display include Beretta Gallery, Bird Bakery, Bistro 31, Etro, Market Highland Park, Roller Rabbit, Simkhai and The Village Barber Shop.
The opportunity for viewing and bidding takes place from Friday, November 17, through Friday, November 30.
If you’re stumped on a centerpiece for your holiday dinner table, here’s the eye-popping answer.
BTW, since its launch by Christine in 2011 to benefit local children’s charities, this delicious project has provided more than $225,000 for area non-profits.