See Exquisite Gingerbread Houses, Santa at Dec. 1 Benefit

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Photos courtesy of Triangle Family Services
Princesses greet a young guest at the 2015 Gingerbread Benefit's Children’s Tea with Santa.

Lovers of gingerbread houses, fairy tale princesses and kids who like to visit with Santa will be gathering at the 14th Annual Gingerbread Benefit, Thursday, Dec. 1, at The Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham.

The fundraiser, 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., showcases gingerbread masterpieces from many of the Triangle’s well-known chefs and bakers and invites the local community to enjoy holiday music, savor treats and vote for their favorite house. Children can also enjoy tea and story time with Santa, and adults can attend the silent auction evening benefit. All proceeds from these three events support Triangle Family Services, which provides services to empower families physically, mentally and financially.

Gingerbread House Sneak Preview (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)
Be the first to view the gingerbread houses, enjoy festive holiday music and vote for your favorite and most creative gingerbread house while snacking on treats. Tickets are $25 per guest and group rates are available if requested.

Children decorate their own gingerbread houses at the 2015 Gingerbread Benefit's Children’s Tea with Santa. 

Children’s Tea with Santa (4-5:30 p.m.)
Take your child to be greeted by fairy tale princesses and Santa’s helpers, and have a photo taken with Santa. Children will decorate and take home their own gingerbread houses as they listen to Santa share traditional holiday stories. Enjoy specialty drinks and treats for children and adults. The Carolina RailHawks soccer team plan to visit. Tickets are $55 per person or $195 for a family of four.

Santa tells stories at 2015 Gingerbread Benefit's Children’s Tea with Santa. 

Evening Gingerbread Benefit (6:30-8:30 p.m.)
Head to this adults-only event to view the top gingerbread houses and treats and bid on live and silent auction items while enjoying holiday music, beer and wine. Auction items include vacation homes, exquisite artwork, sports event tickets, and more from Triangle-area businesses. Enjoy savory delicacies. Tickets cost $125 per guest.

For tickets, visit this link.


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