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Gingerbread Extravaganza

JHS is proud to present this beloved holiday tradition from
November 29 – December 28, 2018

Benefiting the educational programs and archival repository
of the Jacksonville Historical Society

Visitors enjoy gigantic, creative gingerbread creations 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’s Old St. Andrews, immediately across the street from the Veteran’s Memorial Arena.

The Gingerbread Extravaganza showcases some of the most creative art exhibited during the year in Jacksonville. The 2018 Gingerbread and confection creation theme encompasses Jacksonville Historic landmarks and the wonderful, whimsical spirit of the holidays. Hundreds of hours are required for the construction of these edible structures in order to make 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 beautifully themed trees that are showcased throughout Old St. Andrews.

Interested In Building This Year?

Gingerbread Creations must be delivered to Old St. Andrews, 317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville Fl, 32202 either Monday November 26, 12:00pm – 4:00pm or Tuesday, November 27, 8:00am – 3:00pm.

Completed building forms must be submitted to the Jacksonville Historical Society no later than Friday, September 14, 2018. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24-hours, please contact (904) 665 – 0064.

Help is Always Needed

The Gingerbread Extravaganza is our main fundraising event of the year and we want to continue that tradition. Therefore we need you! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, there are many opportunities the Extravaganza has to offer.

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Wish To Sponsor Our Annual Holiday Event

This charity event benefits the educational programs and archival repository of the Jacksonville Historical Society. If you or your company is interested in sponsoring this wonderful, community-building event, we invite you to become a Gingerbread Sponsor.



The Jacksonville Historical Society’s Gingerbread Extravaganza is supported by a grant from the Delores Barr Weaver Forever Event Fund, est. 2015.

For more information, email, call (904) 665 – 0064 or visit our direct web-page

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