The DCA is offering two options for gingerbread house decorating this holiday season.

Family decorating —Sunday, Dec. 10 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

A freshly baked gingerbread house, icing, and all candies/decorating materials are supplied. Enjoy our festive mansion and some hot chocolate and cookies, and be sure to allow time for a photo with Santa! This event is for children four years of age or older. Children must be accompanied by an adult (but there is no admission charge for adult supervisors). Let the DCA know in advance if you have any seating preferences and the DCA will try to accommodate. Fee is $65 for each child (no fee for adults) and prepayment is required by Wednesday, Dec. 6.

Girls’ Night Out —Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The DCA and Palmer’s Catering will provide light bites, wine, freshly baked gingerbread houses and all of the decorating supplies you’ll need. Gather friends, neighbors, or book group for a fun-filled night and enjoy our festive estate. Fees are $65 for DCA members and $75 for the public. Prepayment is required by Friday, Dec. 8.

Proceeds support the nonprofit mission of the DCA, including college scholarships for Darien High School graduates.Payment may be made online at or by contacting the DCA at or 203-655-9050 extension 10. The DCA is located at 274 Middlesex Road in Darien.