Take a stroll through PepperMint Central Park. Hang out on CandyCane Place. Spend a few hours at Plum Pudding Hotel.
The New York Hall of Science unveils its annual GingerBread Lane on Friday, Nov. 11. About 500 square feet in size, the edible (except for the plywood base) municipality includes more than 1,000 houses and other structures made with 630 pounds of gingerbread, 748 pounds of candy, 3,640 pounds of icing and 2,200 eggs.
EggNog Bay and Toffee Boulevard return this year. Ditto for GumDrop Row and S.C. Kringle & Co. Department Store, which is modeled on the Gimbels in Manhattan’s Herald Square in the early 1900s. In addition, the new version introduces CandyCorn Commons, Maple Creemee Store, S’More’s Manufacturing, C.H. Payne Doll House Factory and Unicorn & Company Shoe Store.
Every nook and cranny were drafted, created and decorated by Jon Lovitch, who studied at the Culinary Institute of America.
GingerBread Lane won the Guinness World Record for the planet’s largest gingerbread village in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Lovitch, who spends more than 1,500 hours on this project, has already indicated that he wants a fourth record.
The masterpiece will be on display until Jan. 16, 2017, at which time it will be dismantled, and the public will receive portions on a first-come, first-served basis.
Plus, the Hall of Science will host the following related events:
- GingerBread Lane House-Building Workshops
Nov. 19, 20 and 26 and 1 p.m.
Dec. 3, 4, 10, 17, 28 and 29 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
$10 per kit.
- Little Makers: Gingerbread Celebration
Nov. 27 at 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 11, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
$8 per family, plus admission.
- GingerBread Lane House Giveaway
Jan. 16, 2017, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Free with admission.
Gallery photos: Ann-Sophie Fjelloe-Jensen/NY Hall of Science