*Special Photo Opportunity: At the first Gingerbread Lane of the season, this Saturday, November 30th, @ 1:00 p.m., Santa will be escorted to the event by firefighters from the La Quinta Cove Fire Department via fire engines.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Now in its second season, Old Town Artisan Studios’ Gingerbread Lane is expected to be one of the top holiday attractions in the Coachella Valley. This very special free event will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturdays – November 30th, December 7th, 14th and 21st.

“There has been so much buzz about Gingerbread Lane already this season, and we are ready to welcome people of all ages looking to celebrate the holidays in a unique and interactive way,” said Thomas Burns, executive director of Old Town Artisan Studios.

Old Town Artisan Studios has transformed its 3-acre art campus into Gingerbread Lane – a winter wonderland with multiple Christmas trees, trimmed garland, twinkling lights, a marquee 17-foot tree next to Santa’s workshop (including Santa Claus himself), and NEW THIS YEAR – a holiday train! Old Town Artisan Studios will also be offering gingerbread cookies and hot cider in the culinary area, along with cookie decorating, clay ornament painting, and more.

In addition to all the activities, live entertainment will also add to the holiday scene including seasonal music, delightful dance and performances by local youth organizations in the Coachella Valley.

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Gingerbread Lane has been the dream of Old Town Artisan Studios founder, Victory Grund. “The mission for this family event is to bring back the joy of giving through the holidays through creating hand-made gifts for family and friends. When a person of any age creates a gift by hand for loved ones, it becomes a treasure that grows more valuable with each passing year.”

Enjoy the magic of the holiday season by visiting Old Town Artisan Studios between 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. during the upcoming Saturdays – November 30th, and December 7th, the 14th and the 21st. Gingerbread Lane is free to the public thanks to the generosity of the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation.

For more information, go to www.oldtownartisanstudios.org.

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