Sunday, November 26, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Celebrate a storybook holiday this year and experience one of the largest gingerbread house festivals in New England. 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 colorful decor.
Musical performances, author signing and story time events 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.
Starting at 1:00 pm
Glass Blowing Demonstration with Hugh Naggar of Crystal Glass Creations
Some of Hugh’s creations will be available in the gift shop. Learn about Hugh and his work at www.crystalglasscreations.com.
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Enjoy the light Classical guitar stylings of Yosh
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Local Author Event
Kalina Bonofiglio is a teen author living in Connecticut. She is currently a junior in high school and working on her third book in a trilogy. She has always loved reading and writing and began working on her first book, The Rise of the Octangle, in sixth grade and published it in eighth grade. By tenth grade she had published the sequel, The Lost Kingdom. She hopes the conclusion to the trilogy will be ready for publication by spring of 2018. Participants will be able to make an owl ornament for the holidays.