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Fairmount Park Holiday Gingerbread House Display opens November 13

The Fairmount Park Holiday Gingerbread House Display is back at The Shops at Liberty Place for a second year from November 13 until December 9. The entire family will enjoy these 10 deliciously magnificent gingerbread houses handcrafted by Philadelphia chefs and modeled after Fairmount Park historic sites. The Gingerbread House Display is free and open to the public on Mondays – Saturdays, 9:30 am – 7pm and Sundays, 12 – 6 pm.

The Gingerbread House Display is a preview event for the annual Historic Houses of Fairmount Park Holiday Tours, December 1 - 9, 2012. The tours of the Charms of Fairmount Park, a cherished Philadelphia tradition, will feature five of the park’s treasured charms – Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Mount Pleasant, Ormiston, and Woodford mansions – festively decorated to create a stunning holiday experience.

The gingerbread houses will represent the following historic sites in Fairmount Park:

· Belmont Mansion created by Audrey Chang of The Audabon Bake Shop.

· Laurel Hill Mansion created by Karen Boyd of Bredenbeck’s Bakery.

· Laurel Hill Cemetery created by Chef John Gallagher of The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College.

· Mount Pleasant created by Frederic Larre of STARR Events.

· Ormiston Mansion created by Christopher Lichtman of The Westin Philadelphia.

· The Please Touch Museum created by Brûlée Catering.

· Smith Memorial Playground created by Peter Scarola of R2L.

· Strawberry Mansion created by Angela Tustin of Plate Restaurant & Bar.

· The Fairmount Water Works created by Robin Carmen of Water Works Restaurant & Lounge.

· Woodford Mansion created by Thomas Heck of Davio’s.

For more information, visit www.parkcharms.com.



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