Celebrate “Winter Birds and Holiday Traditions” this year at one of the largest gingerbread house festivals in New England. The Wood Memorial Library & Museum’s 9th Annual Gingerbread House Festival opens Friday, November 29th and runs thru Saturday, December 21th, 2019. We will be winding up our year-long celebration of nature and the 110th Anniversary of the Hartford Audubon Society with a “Winter Birds and Holiday Traditions” theme.  In fact, the annual Christmas Bird Count started out as an alternative to a tradition of that era to go hunting on Christmas Day.

 Gaze upon row after row of creative and colorful gingerbread creations, all made 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, story time and craft events, even visits from Santa will be scattered throughout the festival and 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. 

Join in the fun and enter your own gingerbread creation in the show, we welcome all skill levels and there is no entry fee.  Would you like to enter a masterpiece but don’t know how to begin?  Leading up to the festival The Wood will be offering children’s and adult gingerbread house workshops, providing a chance to learn the basics or design like a pro.  (See website for details:  www.woodmemoriallibrary.org)

The Wood Memorial Library & Museum is located at 783 Main Street, South Windsor, CT 06074. Expanded festival hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 8pm; Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 10am to 5pm. Please note the festival is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  For more information about the festival including a more detailed schedule of events call 860-289-1783, or visit www.woodmemoriallibrary.org.

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Schedules

  • Occurred Friday, November 29th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Occurred Saturday, November 30th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Occurred Sunday, December 1st, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Occurred Monday, December 2nd, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Occurred Thursday, December 5th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Occurred Friday, December 6th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Occurred Saturday, December 7th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Occurred Sunday, December 8th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Occurred Monday, December 9th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Occurs Thursday, December 12th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Occurs Friday, December 13th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Occurs Saturday, December 14th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Occurs Sunday, December 15th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Occurs Monday, December 16th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Occurs Thursday, December 19th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Occurs Friday, December 20th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Occurs Saturday, December 21st, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Venue

Wood Memorial Library & Museum

783 Main Street
South Windsor, CT 06074

Contact

Wood Memorial Library & Museum