The world’s largest gingerbread village has returned to Queens for the 2017 holiday season in NYC, and expected to win yet another Guinness World Record for its more than 1,000 structures.
The annual NYC GingerBread Lane is at The New York Hall of Science in Queens, and runs through January 15, 2018, when all the houses, structures and candy decoration are given away to charity. You can grab a piece for yourself, on that final day only.
It takes the creator, Chef Jon Lovitch, a full year of work to create the annual edible masterpiece..
Schedule and Details:
- Where: New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 47-01 111th, Queens, New York; 718-699-0005
- GingerBread Lane workshops – learn how to make your own edible masterpiece
- GingerBread Lane House Giveaway – January 15, 2018; giveaway starts at 3pm. Visitors are asked to being their own box or bag to take home pieces.
- Tickets: $15 adults 18+; $12 children 2-17, students, seniors
- Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:30am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday: 10am-6pm; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas
Acknowledged as the “largest gingerbread village in the world” by the 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 Guinness World Records, the all-new GingerBread Lane 2015 covers 500 square feet with more than 1,050 houses and structures
Made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing and candy, GingerBread Lane is the creation of Chef Jon Lovitch and takes one year to develop and complete, requiring approximately 1500 hours of labor. Last year’s 450-square-foot village weighed 1.5 tons and had 1003 houses, an estimated 3250 pounds of icing, 750 pounds of candy and 600 pounds of gingerbread dough.
Lovitch also ships houses to children unable to visit due to illness or other personal situations.
More details about GingerBread Lane are on its website.
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This article was first published in 2014 and is updated annually.