Gibbet Hill Grill co-owner, Kate Webber, is at it again this holiday season with her magnificent gingerbread creations. This year, in addition to our annual fireplace mantle display, she has created an additional gingerbread house, a stunning castle, to be raffled and awarded to one lucky winner. All raffle ticket proceeds will go directly to Family Services of Greater Merrimack Valley, an organization assisting the people of Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover, who were displaced and affected by the devastating gas explosions in September. Raffle tickets will be on sale November 19-December 12. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn on Facebook Live on December 12th at 6:00pm, allowing the lucky winner to enjoy the gingerbread castle throughout the holiday.
TWO WAYS TO PURCHASE RAFFLE TICKETS OR DONATE:
1.) Visit Gibbet Hill Grill and purchase a ticket.
2.) Purchase a ticket on line by clicking the button below. Tickets are $5 each so you will receive an entry for each increment of $5.
A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens gave his first public reading of A Christmas Carol in the United States on December 2, 1867 at the Boston Parker House Hotel. The book has since been translated into over 40 languages and has never been out of print since it’s original publication in 1843. It has been made into over 100 different movie adaptations including the original black and white silent film of 1901, George C. Scott’s television classic in 1984, Scrooged with Bill Murray in 1988, and A Muppet Christmas Carol in 1992. In high school, the head of my school read A Christmas Carol to the entire student body every year. It was meant as a reminder to us all to be kind, generous, and loving.
Everything in this gingerbread display is edible and can be purchased at a supermarket or convenience store (except the shiny metallic balls which, although completely edible, are easier to find online). No additional supports or adhesives were used. The structure used approximately 30 pounds of sugar, 6 dozen eggs, and a lot of glitter.
And as always, special thanks to all of the Elves:
- Helper Elf: Nancy Webber
- Special Teams Elf: Robin Gustafson
- Savior Elf: Meredith Kelsey
- Emergency Elf: Keith Goguen
- Eldest Elf: Alice MacGregor
- Emeritus Elf: Steven Webber
Additional thanks to all the other elves who contributed: Heather Campbell, Matt Neithercott, Lily Webber, Yer Yang, Tom Totman, and the entire bartending staff of the Gibbet Hill Grill.
WE ARE CURRENTLY FULLY RESERVED FOR THANKSGIVING AT THE GRILL AND BARN. Seats at the bar will be available on a first come, first served basis and the prix fixe menu will be served.
Thursday, November 22, 2018. We are currently taking reservations for parties of all sizes from 12:00PM – 7:00PM. We will offer a 3-course prix-fixe menu Prices will vary by entrée selected and will range from $40-$65. Menu will be posted when it is available. Please call for reservations: (978) 448-2900.
For parties of 6 or more, we will offer a Family-Style Thanksgiving dinner at The Barn. We are accepting reservations from 12:30PM – 3:45PM. Price per person for adults is $58.00; price per person for children ages 4-12 is $20; children age 3 and under are free. Non-alcoholic beverages are included and a full bar is available. Tax and 18% gratuity is not included. Please call for reservations: (978) 448-2900.