November 23 – January 12
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’s annual GingerBread Lane exhibit from November 23rd to January 12th. The houses are drafted, designed, baked, planned, built and decorated by chef Jon Lovitch over the course of an entire year.
GingerBread Lane is the record-holder of the Guinness World Records for largest gingerbread village. In order to be eligible for the title, every element of the gingerbread display must be edible, and the display must imitate a village with houses, shops and town services such as a firehouse and police station. Lovitch will again try to break his own record with this year’s creation.
This year’s display 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:
Each participant receives a kit with all of the materials that baker Jon Lovitch uses to create make their own gingerbread houses or trains. Recommended for ages 4 and older. $15 per project, plus museum admission; Members: $10 per project. Workshops will be held at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm on: November 23 & 24; December 27, 28, 29 & 30.
• House Giveaway
On January 12, from 2 to 5pm, 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.
The exhibit is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and free with museum admission ($16 adults, $13 children, students and senior citizens).
For more details on this year’s GingerBread Lane and to purchase admission tickets, click: nysci.org/event/gingerbread-lane