Middlebury Gingerbread Festival through December 12

Walking in a Winter Wonderland! What a way to start December with the joyous sounds of holiday music, the scents of holiday treats and the delicious taste of gingerbread. The theme of this year’s 51stAnnual Gingerbread Village and Christmas Bazaar is “Winter Wonderland”.

All are welcomed to come and share this festive weeklong event with the parishioners of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Middlebury CT.

For over five decades now St. George’s parish has graciously welcomed the community to visit their magical village of gingerbread creations. As summer winds down and autumn approaches, visions of gingerbread and the sweet smells of cinnamon and spice fill the church halls. Parishioners, both young and old are often heard collaborating and sharing ideas about candy, construction and design choice.

Each piece displayed in the village is handcrafted and completely edible. Houses are often built from not just gingerbread, but pasta, beans, gum and breakfast cereal. In addition to houses, visitors will likely see sleigh riders, snowman, reindeer and perhaps even Santa. All items are on sale and will be available for pick up on the final day.

This mission is held near and dear to the heart of St. George’s. It has become part of a local holiday tradition for many, and we cordially welcome all visitors to come enjoy our truly unique display.

In addition to the village, the bazaar offers a bake shoppe, the opportunity to decorate your own cookie, raffle baskets and Christmas crafts for sale. Gingerbread kit houses will also be for sales which provide everything needed to create your own masterpiece at home.

Lunch will be available Saturday December 8th from 11:00am to 2:30pm. All you can eat breakfast on December 8th from 8:30-11am.

Village hours are Saturday December 1 – 10 am to 7pm, Sunday Dec 2 -12 noon to 7pm. Monday through Friday 2:00 pm-4:00pm, 6pm-8pm. Saturday, December 80th- 10am-4pm. As always, parking and admission are free (donations welcomed). The church is handicap accessible.

For more information, please visit http://www.gingerbreadvillagect.com. For general questions please contact the church at 203-758-9864 or email stgeorges9864@att.net. Group appointments can be scheduled by calling 203-217-4246.

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