Guinness World Record Winner GingerBread Lane to Give Away All 161 Houses and More, January 12, NYC: World’s Largest Gingerbread Village Invites All to Take a House Home

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World’s Largest Gingerbread Village Creator Jon Lovitch Invites All to Take a House Home at Giveaway Scheduled at New York Hall of Science, January 12; Will Ship to Children Unable to Attend Due to Illnessor Other Personal Situations

161 Gingerbread Houses and More to Be Given Away at New York Hall of Science, January 12

GingerBread Lane House Giveaway Scheduled for January 12

Each gingerbread house that I give away comes with instructions for its upkeep. These houses can last a long time!

As a grand finale to this year’s exhibit at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, GingerBread Village creator Jon Lovitch will give away all houses and village items on January 12; he will also ship houses to children unable to visit due to illness or other personal situations.

GingerBread Lane – a 1.5-ton, 300-square-foot village made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing, and candy – has been acknowledged as the largest gingerbread village in the world by the 2014 Guinness World Records. GingerBread Lane took one year to develop and complete, requiring approximately 1,500 hours of labor. Instructions will be given on how to care for the houses. To view the exhibit:

WHEN        Sunday, January 12, 2014:

  •     Line forms starting at 10am. (Exhibit is open for viewing until 12 Noon).
  •     Giveaway begins at 12 Noon – one house per family, or one set of other GingerBread Lane items (i.e., train, cable cars, sailboats, nutcracker); while supplies last

WHERE        New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY

Admission:     $11 adults 18+; $8 children 2-17, students, seniors.

This year, GingerBread Lane celebrated its 20th season with its 29th village. The 1.5-ton village includes an estimated 2350 lbs. of icing, 400 lbs. of candy, and 500 lbs. of gingerbread dough. It comprises 161 gingerbread houses, 65 trees, 4 gingerbread cable cars, 5 gingerbread train cars, an underground candy subway station, a skating rink, candy trees, sugar signage and more. While layout and composition change yearly, GingerBread Lane is made only of edible ingredients and always includes Eggnog Bay, Gum Drop Row, Peppermint Central Park, Candy Cane Place, and Toffee Boulevard. New this year are Ribbon Candy Ridge and “behind-the-scenes” windows, giving a peek into the makings of GingerBread Lane with ovens, models, and ingredients, made entirely from royal icing. Five two-foot-high nutcrackers, also of royal icing, stand guard over the back of the exhibit. GingerBread Lane is a project conceived and funded entirely by Jon Lovitch. Facebook: GingerBread Lane.

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