The 13th Annual Gingerbread House Extravaganza returns December 2nd through December 23rd!
JHS is proud to present this beloved holiday tradition for three weeks each December.
Visitors enjoy gigantic, creative gingerbread houses built by chefs, bakers, architects, engineers, culinary school students, families, young people and other individuals. These tasty creations are placed on display at the Jacksonville Historical Society headquarters, historic Old St. Andrews, immediately across the street from the Veteran’s Memorial Arena.
The Gingerbread House Extravaganza showcases some of the most creative art exhibited during the year in Jacksonville. Gingerbread and confection creations from traditional houses to animals and fairy tale themes offer holiday magic. Hundreds of hours are required for the construction of these edible structures – amazing sights to behold! Children love to play the scavenger hunt and find items throughout the display.
Joining the Extravaganza each year are Junior League of Jacksonville Sustainers, who create themed trees that are showcased throughout Old St. Andrews. Betsy Lovett’s towering and beautiful angel tree remains the Extravaganza’s centerpiece.
This charity event benefits the children’s programs of the Jacksonville Historical Society.
The Gingerbread House Extravaganza is supported by a grant from the Endowed $10,000 Event Grant Fund established 2015 by Delores Barr Weaver.
If you or your company is interested in sponsoring this wonderful, community-building event this December, we invite you to Become a Gingerbread Sponsor.