Celebrate Winter Nights with Gingerbread House Tours and Bonfires

December 19, 2013

Between Dec. 26 and 31, visitors to Old Town San Diego State Historic Park are encouraged to “come for the gingerbread houses and stay for the bonfires” as winter nights are celebrated in the park.

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More than 20 shops and museums in the state park are participating in the gingerbread tour. This is the third year in a row that the merchants in the state park have collaborated to create one-of-a-kind gingerbread houses, some as replicas of historic buildings, some made with creative ingredients found within the store, some true gingerbread concoctions created by pastry chefs.

Maps can be found at the various merchants in the park as well as the Robinson-Rose Visitor’s Center. Maps can also be downloaded at www.oldtownmexicanfood.com.  The houses will be on display from now until Jan. 1.

After touring the gingerbread houses, visitors are invited to roast s’mores around the bonfire in the middle of the state park, sponsored by Fiesta de Reyes.

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Starting at dusk, join carolers and other performers from until 9 p.m.

Both events are family friendly and free-of-charge.  Fiesta de Reyes and Old Town San Diego State Park Merchants Association are sponsoring these events. There is free parking available in the Caltrans parking lot on Taylor Street in Old Town after 5 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends. For more information, visit www.oldtownmexicanfood.com or call 619-297-3100.

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