History Center’s 25th Festival of Gingerbread ends Sunday

Press release from The History Center:

History Center’s 25th Festival of Gingerbread ends Sunday

This year’s Silver Anniversary of the Festival of Gingerbread festival ends Sunday, December 12.

Special events this weekend are:

  • Saturday, December 11th, 1:00PM to 3:00PM, Science of Sugary Structures, $3 per person, sponsored by PNC Bank and Science Central
  • Sunday, December 12th, 1:00PM to 3:00PM., Cookie Decorating Party, $1 per person

Admission is $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, and free to children age 5 and under. There is an extra charge for special activities or events as indicated.

Now in its 25th year, the festival, which raises money to support programs at the History Center, has become a holiday tradition that boasts an attendance of more than 10,000, who come annually to see the fanciful gingerbread creations on display. Lutheran Health Network is this year’s title sponsor.

The Festival has grown to include over 100 creations designed and made by entrants from the lower elementary grades to professional culinary artists who vie to win prizes in the multiple levels of entries.

Special holiday exhibits during the Festival include a Wolf and Dessauer display of animatronic characters, an exhibit of “A Christmas Carol” watercolors that once adorned the Patterson Fletcher Department Store; and a display of holiday photos from years past.

Stay current on these events by visiting the History Center’s Facebook page or web site at www.fwhistorycenter.com.

Hours during the Festival of Gingerbread are Monday through Thursday 9 am to 5 pm; Friday 9 am to 8 pm; Saturday 9 am to 5 pm; and Sunday Noon to 5 pm.

The History Center is located at 302 East Berry Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana. For more information, visit www.fwhistorycenter.com, or call 260.426.2882.

You might also check out, A Brief History of Gingerbread, as posted by Todd Maxwell Pelfrey on the History Center Notes & Querries Blog.

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