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20th Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza

December 8 – December 27, 2022

The Gingerbread Extravaganza Experience
The event includes the traditional gingerbread exhibit at Old St. Andrew’s Church, as well as a holiday gift shop, and a short tour of the Merrill House Museum. New this year: Kids Day, Sunday, December 11 — Photo op with Santa Claus, balloon art, facepainting artists, and more!

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

Closed Mondays and on December 18, December 24, December 25.

Ticket prices: Adults (age 12+) $11; Children (4-11) $5, under 4 Free;
Seniors (65+) $7; Military $7; for groups of 10+, call 904.665.0064

Be a Builder!

Join the fun and submit a display. Judges will vote for winners in five categories: Traditional, Fantasy, Historic, Religious, and Bicentennial. Yours could win Best in Show! Displays must be delivered no later than Friday, Dec. 2 by 4 p.m. Contact with questions. Click here to submit your builder form.

Volunteer Opportunities

Seeking help with admissions/ticketing, crowd control, gift shop, Kids Day event. Click here to sign up. Flexible days/times available. Great opportunity for community service hours.


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, click here to become a Gingerbread Sponsor and enjoy sponsor benefits: tickets to the VIP Preview Party, tickets to Kids Day, and tickets to the exhibit any day.

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.

The mission of the Jacksonville Historical Society is to strengthen citizenship by engaging and educating Jacksonville’s people about their history, through preserving and sharing the evidence of the city’s past, and by advocating the value of historic preservation.

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