Festival of Gingerbread offers eye candy on a whole new level

30th Anniversary of Festival of Gingerbread

Fort Wayne, Ind.  (WANE) – Sugar coated confections depict holiday scenes, local structures, inspirations and St. Nick, of course.  It’s a hit for all ages, and this year the Festival of Gingerbread celebrates 30 years of baking for the History Center.  Categories of entries include professional, adult, family and youth.  Visitors can see over 100 visions in gingerbread through December 13 as well as all of the other exhibits currently on display at the museum.  This holiday tradition is the biggest annual fundraiser for the History Center and it provides support for programming throughout the year.

Special dates to note:

November 25, 3 to 9p.m. the Festival of Gingerbread opens.  Santa visits at 5p.m. and the turret is lighted at 5:15p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving Day

Festival Dates/times:

November 27 to December 13

9a.m. to 5p.m. Monday to Thursday

9a.m. to 8p.m. Friday and Saturday

Noon to 5p.m. Sunday

Special Festival events include:

  • “Legend of the Gingerbread Ornament” November 28, from 1-3p.m. (additional $1 per person)
  • “Handprint Reindeer Puppet” November 29, from 1-3p.m. (additional $1 per person)
  • “Free Night” on December 1, 5-9p.m.
  • “Santa Claus at the History Center” December 5, from 1-3p.m.
  • “Storytelling” December 6, 1-3p.m.
  • “Science of Sugary Structures” December 12, 1-4p.m. (additional $3 per person)
  • “Cookie Decorating Party” December 13, 1-4p.m. (additional $1 per person)

The History Center is located at 302 East Berry Street.  Admission is $6 per adult, $4 per youth or senior.  Children age 2 and younger are admitted free.

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