The Wood Memorial Library & Museum’s Annual Gingerbread House Festival!
Travel down Lollipop Lane to Gum Drop Street and experience one of the largest Gingerbread House Festivals in New England. The show opens the Friday after Thanksgiving and will run from November 24th through December 10th, 2017. Stroll past fairy tale houses and fantasy trains all covered with bright, colorful candy. Gaze upon replicas of historical buildings alongside edible villages, all created by regional artisans and bakers, students and community members, expert and beginner alike.
The Wood located on historic Old Main Street, provides the perfect holiday venue for showcasing the sugary artistic creations among sparkling lights and shimmering decor. Peak in on a Victorian Candy Shop display or linger at “The Legend of Santa Claus” display. There will even be a photo area where a selfie or family holiday photo can be taken. Select musical performances will also be scattered throughout the festival providing patrons with an uplifting and creative break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
Finally, don’t forget to stop by “Ye Olde Gingerbread Shoppe” for the opportunity to take home a bit of the magic with many holiday themed gifts and treats. This festival is a major fundraiser for The Wood and supports our educational programs, archives and exhibitions. Be sure to mark your calendars to start the holidays off right with a classic seasonal event that is fun for both the young and the young at heart! Extended festival hours are Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10 am – 8 pm and Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am – 5 pm. Please note The Wood is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This festival is open to the public and Admission is FREE.
A special Thank You to Santa and Mrs. Claus and our musical guests Opus 4 Quartet, Yosh, The Sweetest Key, Eli Terry Singers, Alan Venitosh, Anne Berry, Maria Galley, Julie Nagy and Tessa Levante for donating their time and talents to our Festival.
The 2016 festival was made possible by generous contributions from the following sponsors:
A special thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who make this festival possible as well as this year’s Festival Coordinator, Kathy Kerrigan and Festival Founder, Bonnie Grover.