One of our absolute favorite holiday events starts tomorrow, and we could not be more thrilled! The sixth annual Gingerbread Stroll, where you can shop Highland Park Village and bid on beautiful works of confectionary architecture, runs through tomorrow, Nov. 17, until Friday, Dec. 1. This year’s gingerbread houses are crafted by 12 of Dallas’ best pastry chefs, while all proceeds from the even will go to the Clayton Dabney Foundation for Kids with Cancer.
“The Gingerbread Stroll has become a wonderful tradition during the most wonderful time of the year,” said Allie Beth Allman 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!”
A Longtime Park Cities Realtor and resident, McKenny has worked hard to give back to the community through the Gingerbread Stroll, chosing a different charity each year to benefit from this unique event’s proceeds. In 2016, the Stroll raised more than $20,000 for Community Partners of Dallas and has raised over $60,000 for area children in need since its inception.
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 BIRD Bakery and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Clayton Dabney Foundation.
Some of Dallas’ finest chefs who will be producing these festive masterpieces include:
BIRD Bakery, Architecture Demarest, Chocolate Secrets, Hilton Anatole, Hotel Crescent Court, Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion, Omni Dallas Hotel, Pastry Chef Winter Lockwood-Frank of Charlie’s, and Pastry Chef Arielle Sutcliffe of Pastry Works.
Merchants showcasing the gingerbread houses include:
Beretta Gallery, BIRD Bakery, Bistro 31, Draper James, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Leggiadro, MARKET Highland Park, Robert Talbott, Roberta Roller Rabbit, Royal Blue Grocery, The Tot, and Trina Turk.
The Presenting Sponsor for the event is Allie Beth Allman & Associates. Additional sponsors include: Amy Koellner, Providence Lane Window Coverings; BABY B’AIR Flight Vest; CandysDirt.com; Clint Roig, Wells Fargo Private Mortgage Banking; Highland Park Village; HUB International Personal Insurance; PEOPLE NEWSPAPERS; Christine McKENNY of Allie Beth Allman & Associates; Republic Title, Park Cities; TATUM BROWN Custom Homes; Trammell Crow Company; Woolery Associates, Interior Design; and Bread Winners.