Looking for a new and fun way to get in the spirit of the holidays? The GingerBread Lane exhibit at the Hall of Science in Queens opens tomorrow for visitors!
Make the most of the holiday season by checking out all that the five boroughs have to offer. The New York Hall of Science in Queens consistently holds the Guinness Book of World Records ranking for the largest gingerbread village in the world.
At your visit to the exhibition, you’ll be confronted by hundreds of entirely edible gingerbread houses, banks, schools, and store fronts as well as a firehouse and police station. The marvelous creation is constructed by chef Jon Lovitch over the course of the entire year, and every year he attempts to break his own record.
This year’s GingerBread Lane includes a number of storefronts with hilariously clever names: Eleven Pipers Piping – Piping Hot Soup, My Two Front Teeth General Dentistry, Visions of Sugar Plums Eye Glasses, and Letters to Santa – GingerBread Lane’s Post Office.
If you’re feeling extra ambitious, you can stay for a workshop and learn how to make your own gingerbread house or train on certain weekends. Also on January 12 from 2-5pm, visitors can actually take home pieces of the village on a first-come, first served basis until every part of GingerBread Lane is gone.
When you’re done there, keep the spirit going by visiting a holiday market, a festive ice skating rink, or even check out holiday window displays.
For more information about GingerBread Lane, you can visit the NYC Hall of Science website.
Address: 47-01 111th Street, Queens
Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:30 am – 5 pm; Saturday – Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm, November 23-January 12
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