A Home Tour With Excellent Taste: Fifth Annual Gingerbread Stroll Opens Nov. 18

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As if the wonderful shopping at Highland Park Village wasn’t reason enough to get you to go there, this Friday, one of the sweetest home tours ever launches in the upscale shopping center.

The fifth annual Gingerbread Stroll kicks off on Friday, Nov. 18, with 11 stops featuring some of the most artful gingerbread houses we’ve ever laid eyes on. The tour, featuring edible real estate from 11 of Dallas’ most talented pastry chefs, offers tour goers a chance to bid on these creations, with all proceeds going to Community Partners of Dallas.

“The Gingerbread Stroll has become a wonderful tradition during the most wonderful time of the year,” said Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent Christine McKenny, who founded the Gingerbread Stroll in 2011. “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!”


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.

This year’s Gingerbread Stroll attendees can enter to win giveaway prizes, including a holiday carriage ride through the magical streets of Highland Park 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; Charlie’s, Pastry Chef Winter Lockwood-Frank; Chocolate Secrets; Hilton Anatole; Hotel Crescent Court; Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion; Omni Dallas Hotel and 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.

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Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for CandysDirt.com. While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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