New York, NY - September 9, 2014 - GingerBread Lane, a 1.5 ton, 450-square-foot village made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing, and candy – acknowledged as the largest gingerbread village in the world by the 2014 Guinness World Records – will re-invent itself in 2014 with a new circular format. Adding a transparent area for visitors to walk underneath as well as more New York City icons, the village will again contend for the Guinness World Record. The creation of Jon Lovitch, the 1000-house village will be on display in New York City at the New York Hall of Science in Queens from November 14, 2014 through January 11, 2015. GingerBread Lane takes one year to develop and complete, requiring approximately 1,500 hours of labor. As a grand finale, Lovitch will give away all houses on January 11; he will also ship houses to children unable to visit due to illness or other personal situations. To view the exhibit go to gingerbread-lane.org or watch the video below.
When: November 14, 2014 – January 11, 2015; Tues-Fri, 9:30am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-6pm; Closed Christmas
Gingerbread Workshops – November 29, December 6 and December 27
GingerBread Lane house giveaway and shipments – January 11, 2015
Where: New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY. 718-699-0005.
Admission: $11 adults 18+; $8 children 2-17, students, seniors.
This year, GingerBread Lane celebrates its 21st season with its 30th village. The new circular-format village weighs 1.5 tons and includes an estimated 3000 pounds of icing, 600 lbs. of candy from 14 countries, and 600 pounds of gingerbread dough. It comprises 1000 gingerbread houses, 95 trees, 6 gingerbread cable cars, 5 gingerbread train cars, an underground candy subway station, a skating rink, candy trees, sugar signage and more. Newest additions include additional New York City favorites: bridges, more cable cars, newsstands, the S.C. Kringle & Co. department store guarded by GBL nutcrackers; CandyCorn Commons featuring 10 varieties of candy corn; and other surprises. While layout and composition change yearly, GingerBread Lane always includes Eggnog Bay, Gum Drop Row, Peppermint Central Park, Candy Cane Place, and Toffee Boulevard.
A continuing part of the GingerBread program, Lovitch will lead three gingerbread house workshops on November 29, December 6 and December 27 and will conduct the highly anticipated GingerBread Lane house giveaway on January 11, where fans can take home gingerbread houses. He will also ship houses to children unable to attend the exhibit or giveaway due to health or other situations. GingerBread Lane is a project, conceived and funded entirely by Jon Lovitch.