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Media and the Public Are Invited for December Gingerbread Viewings, with Complimentary Refreshments and Live Musical Entertainment Provided. Weekend Frost Teas Also Announced for December 2017 Weekends

DALLAS, Texas – November 21, 2017 -- The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas will introduce a one-of-a-kind holiday experience on Thursday, December 7, as its enchanting 12 Days of Christmas Gingerbread Castle will be unveiled for guests and the public, complete with refreshments and live entertainment. The family-friendly celebration will then repeat, to be presented on three consecutive Thursdays next month – December 7, 14 and 21.

Crafted of gingerbread and requiring more than 48 chef-hours to bake, ice and assemble, The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas’ magical 12 Days of Christmas Gingerbread Castle is made with approximately 180 pounds of powdered sugar, 110 pounds of fondant, 60 pounds of egg whites, 15 pounds of butter and more.

Unveiling and the three Thursday celebrations of this colorful culinary masterpiece will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on December 7, 14 and 21, with refreshments of mulled wine, hot cider and holiday desserts to be available for those in attendance.  Adding to the festivities, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be on hand for photo ops, and there will be live musical performances by The John Horn High School Girls’ Choir, an esteemed French horn quartet from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and a celebrated local performer.   Also on these three Thursday evenings, The Ritz-Carlton Holiday Market will be open for shoppers seeking unique holiday gifts, including exquisite, hand-painted chocolate bonbons created by The Ritz-Carlton pastry team. Cameras are welcome, and event admission is complimentary.

Adding to this December’s holiday calendar, The Ritz-Carlton will also offer holiday Frost Tea on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month. Presented in the Lobby Living Room and Lounge, this beloved six-course ritual is a special dining treat featuring tea sandwiches, scones, pastries and added sweet temptations, along with premium hot tea and a glass of Champagne for the grown-ups. A holiday gift will be presented to all tea guests.

WHAT: UNVEILING OF THE MOST MAGICAL 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GINGERBREAD CASTLE, plus live holiday music, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, refreshments and holiday cheer for all. Complimentary.

WHEN:                 Thursday, December 7, 2017
                              Thursday, December 14, 2017
                              Thursday, December 21, 2017
                              6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

CONTACT:           Media: For filming of the Gingerbread Castle, please confirm with Bonnie Crail at 1-951-244-4524 or


WHEN:                 Every Saturday and Sunday in December 2017
                             3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., $75 for adults, $40 for children

RESERVE:             214-922-4848

All events will take place in the Lobby of The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, located at 2121 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75201. For hotel information, please call 214-922-0200.