SKC’s 2017 Gingerbread Houses Guide– where to SEE them and MAKE them on the seacoast!

Nothing says Christmas holidays like gingerbread houses! The artistry, the creativity, the sugar! Check out where you can see, make and marvel at gingerbread houses around the seacoast.

See Them!

Main Street Art Gingerbread House Contest
Main Street Art, 75 Main Street, Newfields NH
Sunday, December 3, 2017; 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Free to view!

Bake, construct, and decorate a (visibly) edible gingerbread house or structure for the MSA Gingerbread House Contest!
Entry form and fee deadline is November 27, structure drop-off is Wednesday, November 29 or Friday, December 1. Contest is Sunday, December 3. View all the structures and contest winners at our Showcase on December 3 from 3-7pm during the Newfields Holiday Celebration.

Discover Portsmouth
10 Middle Street, Portsmouth NH (603) 436.8433
December 1-23, 2017; Open daily 9:30am-5:00pm, FREE!
Homemade gingerbread creations are now on display as part of Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth, the city-wide, month-long celebration anchored by The Music Hall and Strawbery Banke Museum. Over 60 gingerbread houses have been created by local businesses, artists, families and kids. Get your family and friends together and come see these magical creations. The exhibit is free and open to the public every day from 9:30am-5:00pm through December 23.

Wentworth by the Sea
588 Wentworth Road, New Castle NH (603) 422.7322
December 5-25, 2017; Viewing in the lobby, FREE!
What stands 4 feet tall, is filled with more than 350 pounds of gingerbread, glued together by multi-colored icing, decorated with hundreds of assorted gum drops, lollipops, Licorice whips, M&Ms and wafers? None other than the Seacoast’s largest Gingerbread House created by the talented Wentworth by the Sea culinary team. This confectionery masterpiece, will be on display and available for viewing and photo opportunities through December 25th. Grab the kids and a camera for some holiday snaps. We *dare* you to eat something sweet after that!

Sea Festival of Trees
Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury MA
On display from November 16 through Mid-January; Gingerbread House viewing is FREE!
See New England’s largest whimsical confectionery creation on display in Blue Ocean Event Center lobby. This year’s giant gingerbread house features icons of Salisbury’s past and present. The 8-foot tall sugary structure is constructed of edible gingerbread, candy, frosting and other colorful holiday sweets.

Make Them!

Kittery Recreation’s Gingerbread House Decorating
Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road, Kittery ME
Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 5:30pm-7:30pm
Cost: $3 per person

Come decorate your very own Gingerbread House! We’ll supply the graham crackers, the frosting, and the delicious candies — you supply the creativity! Must pre-register for this event by calling 207-439-3800. No walk-ins please.

Gingerbread Workshop
Smolak Farms, 315 South Bradford Street, North Andover MA 978-682-6332
Sunday, December 3, 1:00pm-3:00pm & December 10, 2017; 10:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $48.95 per Large House. (Due to space restrictions, Limit of 2 people per house).
Family Traditions are made at Smolak Farms and the Gingerbread Workshop is the perfect place to start yours! Our talented bakers will be on hand to show you some decorating tricks as well lend a hand. Our candy bar is fully stocked and ready to help you create a gingerbread masterpiece! Registration is required. Tickets are available here.

Family Gingerbread Build 2017
Oyster River High School Cafeteria, Durham, NH
Saturday, December 9, 9:00am-2:00pm
Cost: $20 per team (up to 4 people) Register Here!

Put on your favorite holiday sweater, grab your friends, and fulfill your destiny as the best gingerbread house builders in the world! Okay, maybe its not that intense but it will put your building skills to the test. So, put a team together and join us at our Annual Gingerbread Build. There is sure to be lots of holiday cheer, great laughs, plenty of sweet tooth goodness, and a chance for us all to support the On Belay community. You won’t want to miss it!

Anyone can come to this event. All you need is a team of 1-4 people to participate.Each team will be given a kit to build a gingerbread house, mall, restaurant, whatever. It is up to your team! So bring your best creativity and build a masterpiece. The most creative ones will win a prize. This event helps support future On Belay programs. Each team is one step closer to helping a child in our community who is in need. And, who doesn’t like to indulge in sweets every once in awhile.

Do you know if any additional places to view gingerbread houses? Leave a comment below and we’ll add it to our list!

 

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