The Gingerbread Stroll, presented by Allie Beth Allman & Associates, will celebrate 13 years this holiday season with its annual exhibition and silent auction of gingerbread houses created by some of Dallas’ top pastry chefs and bakeries.
On display in Highland Park Village, November 17 through November 30, 2023, attendees can stroll between select retailers to view and bid on beautifully decorated gingerbread houses, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Community Partners of Dallas.
“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,” remarked founder Christine McKenny. “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.”
“Community Partners of Dallas is honored to be selected again this year as the beneficiary of The Gingerbread Stroll. It has become a holiday highlight for so many, and we are equally as excited to stroll through Highland Park Village to see all of the beautiful gingerbread houses,” added Joanna Clarke, president and CEO of Community Partners of Dallas. “Most importantly we are grateful to the community for supporting this annual event, whose proceeds will provide critical funds to help us meet increased needs for abused and neglected children in Dallas County.”
Featured hotels, pastry chefs and artists for this year’s stroll include: BIRD Bakery team from BIRD Bakery; pastry chef Arielle Sutcliffe of Pastry Works; CEO Pam G. Eudaric and her family and friends from Chocolate Secrets; pastry chef Adrian Arandela and pastry teamfrom Hilton Anatole; pastry chef Samantha Cade from Cade’s Cakes; pastry chef Winter Lockwood-Frank from Charlie’s Burgers & Street Tacos; Gingerbread House Master Creations by Kristen Schweiger and Marsha Schweiger; and the Bistro 31 pastry team.
Highland Park retailers that will showcase the elaborate gingerbread houses are: Beretta Gallery, BIRD Bakery, Bistro 31, ETRO, MARKET Highland Park, Roller Rabbit, SIMKHAI and The Village Barber Shop.
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. Since its inception, the Stroll has raised more than $225,000.
This year’s Gingerbread Stroll is made possible by the following sponsors: BabyB’air Flight Vest; Candy’sDirt.com; Christine McKenny of Allie Beth Allman & Associates; Gary E. Alhadef, DDS; Henley & Henley, P.C.; Highland Park Village; Jim Mueller of Verner, Brumley, Mueller, Parker Family Law; Republic Title; Schorr Law Firm, P.C.; Susan Keene for The Keene Team, Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc.; Tony Boyd, HUB Personal Insurance; Trammell Crow Company/Saphier Family; Woolery Associates Interior Design
For more information about The Gingerbread Stroll visit our website.
About Community Partners of Dallas
Since 1989, Community Partners of Dallas has ensured safety and restored dignity and hope to abused and neglected children by providing crucial resources and support to the caseworkers of Dallas County Child Protective Services. Community Partners of Dallas provides items, such as winter coats, diapers and formula, holiday gifts, school uniforms, personal hygiene products, food and more, to send the abused children in our community the message that someone does care. Please visit www.communitypartnersdallas.org for more information.