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November 10, 2018 - January 21, 2019
More than 1,300 gingerbread houses, made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing and candy, will be on display at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens from November 10, 2018 – January 21, 2019. The houses are drafted, designed, baked, planned, built and decorated by chef Jon Lovitch over the course of an entire year.
GingerBread Lane has won the Guinness World Record for 2013 through 2016 for the largest gingerbread village. Lovitch will again try to break his own record with this year’s GingerBread Lane, which he designs, bakes, builds and decorates the village over the course of an entire year.
This year’s GingerBread Lane includes a number of storefronts with quirky names: Pickles and Ice Cream Pregnancy Boutique, 8 Maids a Milking Dairy and Milk Bar, 6 Geese a Laying Brunch Café, 5 Golden Rings Jewelry Store, The Well Dressed Gingerbread Man Flannel Pajamas, I Saw Three Ships Custom Built Sailboats, and Deck the Halls Holiday Decorating Service.
In addition to the GingerBread Lane exhibition, the New York Hall of Science will have a number of gingerbread-themed events, including:
• GingerBread Lane Workshops
November 17, 18, 24 & 25; 1 & 3 pm
December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 & 30; 1 & 3 pm
Visitors can make their own gingerbread houses or trains in this popular workshop that sells out every year. Each participant receives a kit with all of the materials that baker Jon Lovitch uses to create his GingerBread Lane exhibition: gingerbread pieces, icing and candy. Recommended for ages 4 and older. $15 per project, plus museum admission. (Members: $10 per project)
• GingerBread Lane House Giveaway
January 21, 2019; 2 – 5 pm
Museum visitors can take home a piece of GingerBread Lane. Gingerbread houses will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis until every piece of GingerBread Lane is gone. Free with museum admission.
GingerBread Lane is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is free with museum admission ($16 adults, $13 children, students and senior citizens).
For more details on this year’s GingerBread Lane exhibit and to purchase admission tickets, click: nysci.org/event/gingerbread-lane