Getting ready for Christmas Eve sure does work up an appetite! Lucky for me, boys and girls around the world leave out special treats for me and my reindeer on Christmas Eve. It’s hard to say which is my favorite treat – that seems to change with the snow drifts – but I can tell you that gingerbread is certainly near the top. I would like to invite my fellow friends (with a sweet tooth) to come out to NorthPark Center for a few holiday events celebrating this tasty holiday treat.
Imagine a town that is built entirely of gingerbread and candy, where rooftops are lined with gum drops and lampposts are constructed of candy canes. A magical town like this actually exists and it’s called Gingertown. Gingertown is one of the biggest gingerbread house events in North Texas, and I invite you to be there as some of Dallas’ best design and construction firms work together to construct this magical village at a live build competition on Tuesday, December 2 from 5-9 pm on Level One in Nordstrom Court. As I tell my children when they visit me with their holiday wish lists, “giving is as important as receiving,” so the greatest joy from Gingertown is that money raised from this event will benefit the Children’s Craniofacial Association. Be there for the live build or view the finished display through December 15.
My elves spent countless hours decorating cookies at the North Pole, so I’m so glad to see there is some cookie decorating fun to be had in Dallas with Camp Gingerbread. Pop in for this special camp to decorate gingerbread cookies with frosting, nuts, sprinkles and candy. The price is $10 per cookie and proceeds benefit Shared Housing, an organization that helps families with their housing needs. Camp Gingerbread will take place on Saturday, December 7 from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, December 8 from 11 am to 4 pm at Level One near Macy’s.
Treats of Christmas
As you know, sweets are my favorite treat. I will be stocking up on cakes, sweets, pies, and cookies at the annual Treats of Christmas Bake Sale taking place on Sunday, December 20 from 10 am to 7 pm. Presented by the Texas Chefs Association, the money raised goes toward Cooking Matters, which helps families prepare healthy meals. Pick out your favorite treats on Level One near Macy’s and Level Two between Nordstrom and Macy’s.
I hope your holiday season is filled with family, friends, and treats. And don’t forget to leave me something sugary and sweet on Christmas Eve.