Festival of Gingerbread sweetens the season

The Festival of Gingerbread

FORT WAYNE, Ind  (WANE) – Sugary structures create sweet visions of tradition, history and innovation at the Festival of Gingerbread.  Guests can see all new entries for a limited time at The History Center located at 302 East Berry Street.  The entries are made by local professional bakers and amateurs.  The exhibit also includes the historic holiday collection of Wolf and Dessauer storefront displays, paintings and photos.

A special evening opening on November 26, the Night of Lights, will offer admission for $3 per person from 5 to 9p.m. The Festival of Gingerbread will be closed for Thanksgiving Day, and will re-open on Friday, November 28, and be on display through Sunday, December 14.  Admission is $6 per adult, $4 per student or senior.

Regular exhibit hours are:

  • 9a.m. to 5p.m. Monday to Thursday
  • 9a.m. to 8p.m. Friday
  • 9a.m. to 5p.m. Saturday
  • Noon to 5p.m. Sunday

Special activities will be offered at the exhibit on the following days:

  • “Create Your Own Ornament” November 29, from 1-3p.m. (additional $1 per person)
  • “Holidays Around the World” November 30, from 1-3p.m. (additional $1 per person)
  • “Free Night” on December 2, 5-9p.m.
  • “Visit with Santa Claus” December 6, from 1-3p.m.
  • “Storytelling” December 7, 1-3p.m.
  • “Science of Sugary Structures” December 13, 1-4p.m. (additional $3 per person)
  • “Cookie Decorating Party” December 14, 1-4p.m. (additional $1 per person)

This year marks 29 for the Festival of Gingerbread in Fort Wayne.  It’s a tradition that furthers the mission of the History Center as its biggest annual fundraiser.  For more about The History Center, visit the website or call 260-426-2882.

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