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Gingerbread Extravaganza

December 1 – December 27, 2020

Old St. Andrew’s Church, 317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., across the street from VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

Tuesday – For Seniors/Health Cautious (no children):
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(Last appointment slot begins at 3 p.m.)

Wednesday – Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Last appointment slot begins at 4 p.m.)

Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.
(Last appointment slot begins 4 p.m.)

Closed Mondays and on December 24-25

Walk-ins welcome for groups of 10 or less; large groups please purchase tickets and select appointment times. To guarantee time slot for groups of any size, we recommend pre-purchasing your tickets and signing up for your visit. After you obtain your ticket, check your email for a link to select and reserve your appointment time slot. The link will indicate coming from If you did not receive an email confirming your tickets, please contact us at

The Gingerbread Extravaganza Experience The Jacksonville Historical Society is hosting the 18th Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza in a manner which ensures the health safety of its visitors (see floor plan below). Temperature checks will be taken at the door; masks are required; hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the venue, which is set for one-way traffic.

The event includes the traditional exhibit at Old St. Andrew’s Church as well as:

A video of the displays on YouTube

An online silent auction

A quilt raffle

Online contests to vote for your favorite display and tree

And a holiday gift shop and a bake shop, including the ever-popular gingerbread cookies from Fresh Market and a variety of local bakeries! Below are photos of the quilts to be raffled. Tickets ($5 for queen-size quilt; $2 for gingerbread quilt) are available here.

Sample floor plan (subject to change) to ensure one-way traffic flow through the exhibit.


All proceeds from the Gingerbread Extravaganza benefit 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 and enjoy sponsor benefits. Thank you to the following major sponsors, to date, of the 18th Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza!

Gingerbread Extravaganza benefits JHS

Through the collective energy of builders, sponsors, volunteers and staff, the Gingerbread Extravaganza provides vital funds for JHS to fulfill its mission to our community:

To educate and inspire the greater Jacksonville community to value its history by fostering an understanding of how the region’s past shapes our present.

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