‘Tis the season to sparkle… and Gardner White is lighting up the holidays in spectacular style on Wednesday, November 9th, 2022, at our Warren store (6500 E. 14 Mile Road) at the unveiling of Twinkle Town at Gardner White! Guests will be wowed touring Twinkle Town’s exclusive Parade of Trees along the store’s Candy Cane Lane featuring 12, 7-foot-5-inch holiday trees, exquisitely decorated by popular Michigan fashion and lifestyle influencers (including HGTV’s The Bargain Block Guys) inspired by specific home décor themes. The public will be invited to vote for their favorite tree online at gardwhit.co/twinkle from November 9 through December 18. The first, second, and third place vote-getters will receive $5000, $2500, and $1000 respectively to benefit a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization they have chosen.
“Our Warren store will glitter and glow as families savor the excitement, splendor, and spirit of the holiday season,” said Rachel Stewart, president of Gardner White. “The amount of creativity and imagination our Michigan influencers are using to design and decorate their trees will make Twinkle Town a ‘must-see’ destination and offer Metro Detroiters a wealth of ideas and inspiration for their own homes.”
The influencers, along with their décor themes, charities, and social media handles, are:
- Leah Ethier: Boho Theme / New Day Foundation
- Katie Redmond: Modern Farmhouse Theme / Dress for Success Michigan
- Jasmine Sumlin: Coastal Theme / COTS
- Damarqio (DK) Williams and Family: Rustic Lodge Theme / Enjoy Detroit
- Shannon Murphy – Mojo in the Morning on Channel 955: Whimsical Theme/ Mojo in the Morning Breaking and Entering
- Lisa Awan & Tamara Acho: Elegant Theme / St. Jude Children’s® Research Hospital
- Amal Badran Hadid and Lora Kawar: Chic Glam Theme / Zaman International
- Exactly Designs: Mid Century Modern Theme / House N2 Home
- LittleGuide Detroit: Kids Theme / The Children’s Foundation
- Liz McGuffin: Rococo Theme / FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation
- The Bargain Block Guys: DIY Natural Theme / Humble Design Detroit
- Kimberly Barodte: Classic Traditional Theme / Toys for Tots
The public is invited to attend a free family party to kick off Twinkle Town at Gardner White from 6pm to 9pm on November 9th. Santa and his elves will be onsite for family photos as will many of the Pageant of Trees designers. Other highlights include strolling carolers, Warren’s Cousino High School marching band, holiday music, face painting, magician, balloon twisters, hot cocoa, and desserts. At 6:30pm, a short program in the parking lot with local dignitaries, Gardner White executives, and emcee–Shannon Murphy of the Mojo in the Morning Show on Channel 955–will culminate with a dazzling light show and fireworks display. Guests will receive an exclusive Gardner White discount offer as well.
Santa will return to Twinkle Town at Gardner White every Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm from November 11th through December 18th to greet families, give out candy canes, pose for Santa selfies, and of course, find out if guests have been naughty or nice. Shoppers are also encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys to donate to Toys for Tots.