This historic 7th Street home will transform into a gingerbread house for the holidays

 By Stephanie Hoyt 

November 15, 2017

The holiday season is quickly approaching and with it comes feelings of childlike magic and wonder. To bring some of this magic to Charlotte, Love Desserts is transforming the Charlotte Council for Garden Clubs House located on 1820 East 7th Street into a life-sized gingerbread house. The gingerbread house will captivate both kids and adults with its candy Christmas tree, seven themed rooms and a candy garden. Starting on December 1, you can be transported to a winter-themed candy land with a bounty of treats.

Courtesy of Love Desserts

After organizing a few successful dessert-centric events this year, Katyann Mundy of Love Desserts is returning with this holiday-themed exhibit. Mundy was inspired by the Museum of Ice Cream to bring awe-inspiring, interactive exhibits to Charlotte. She describes herself as a big kid at heart and wants to create something where guests can get lost in a fantasy world. Her goal is to bring the gingerbread house to life for adults and kids alike to savor and appreciate the Holiday season. She’s aiming to impress her guests with a full sensory experience complete with displays to touch, see, smell and taste.

The house will be decorated on the outside to represent a massive gingerbread home with the beautiful front lawn being transformed into a candy garden. As attendees walk into the home, their senses will guide them to one of seven candy-themed rooms. For example, a minty aroma will waft through the halls leading guests to the peppermint room to experience the fresh candy. Once you have exhausted yourself in rooms such as the gummy bear room, the lollipop room or the gingerbread kitchen, you can dive into a brightly colored gumball pit or express your artistic side on the hard candy coloring wall.

Peppermint s’mores by Love Desserts

The abundant amount of candy is sure to make guests ravenous so vendors like Queen City Kitchen and Seymour’s Kitchen will be in attendance with desserts for sale. Macchiato’s, a non-profit coffee shop dedicated to spreading awareness of human trafficking, will be selling hot chocolate on site, as well. All proceeds from the hot cocoa will be donated to combat domestic abuse. Visitors should be on the lookout for sugary treats such as gummy bear cupcakes, lollipop cookies, and candy brownies.

The gingerbread house will also hold an Adult Night on December 6 where grown-ups get to be the kid for an evening. Adults will be able to explore the house without children running through the halls or hogging the candy-themed game room. Spiked desserts will be available for purchase this night only. An ideal activity for friends who want to embrace their inner child, looking for a different kind of experience on a night out.

This magical, seasonal house will only be open from December 1-10 from 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. on weeknights and from 10:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. on weekends. Tickets will be $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12 and free for those five years or younger. To keep each room at capacity, the tickets will come with a time slot and will not be available on site, so ensure you purchase tickets ahead of time online.

Create some fun holiday memories with friends and family this season and experience this one-of-a-kind dessert showcase.

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