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November 14, 2015 - January 9, 2016

Marvel at homemade gingerbread houses made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing and candy. The houses are drafted, designed, baked, planned, built and decorated by chef Jon Lovitch over the course of an entire year. GingerBread Lane has won the Guinness World Record for the largest gingerbread village for 2013 and 2014 and will compete for its third consecutive Guinness World Record this year.

The all-new 2015 version of GingerBread Lane will cover 500 square feet and will have more than 1,050 houses and structures including a double-decker carousel reminiscent of one on the Coney Island boardwalk in days past and the S.C. Kringle & Co. Department Store which hearkens back to Gimbels department store in the early 1900s. GingerBread Lane 2015 will also have new twists like The Pumpkin Spice Latte Coffee Shoppe, The EveryDay’s Thanksgiving Café, a second train (for the first time), and a 10-square-foot candy factory you can see inside of as you climb the stairs to view GingerBread Lane.

While the exhibition’s layout and composition change yearly, GingerBread Lane always includes Eggnog Bay, Gum Drop Row, Peppermint Central Park, Candy Cane Place and Toffee Boulevard. As a grand finale, Lovitch will give away all houses on January 10.

GingerBread Lane exhibition is free with NYSCI admission.

Please note: GingerBread Lane will be dismantled at 11 am on January 10 for the GingerBread Lane House Giveaway. To see the display in its entirety, please visit before January 10. 

GingerBread Lane-related events:

Members-Only GingerBread Lane Workshops
December 12, 2015; 2 pm
Attend one of these special workshops with Jon Lovitch and learn what’s involved in building your own gingerbread house. Registration required. Members: check your email for the special registration link. Materials fee: $10. NYSCI Members only. Not a member? Join now!

GingerBread Lane House Giveaway 
January 10, 2016; line opens at 10 am; giveaway starts at 11 am. Free with NYSCI admission.


  • Amy Meisner-Threet

    Nov 21, 2015 - Reply

    I can’t quite tell exactly where ginger bread exhibit is? Can you give exact phone/location?

    • Mary Record

      Nov 30, 2015 - Reply

      GingerBread Lane is located inside the New York Hall of Science on the upper level. We are located at 47-01 111th Street in Corona, Queens.

  • Liyun Lin

    Nov 24, 2015 - Reply

    I am member of your museum, and I didnot recived any email about members-only activity. I want to know what should I do if I what to recived email from you guys? By the way, I want to know how to register for Members-Only GingerBread Lane Workshops. Thanks!

  • Tammy

    Nov 25, 2015 - Reply

    We went last year and my son absolutely loved this workshop. We are so disappointed it’s already sold out! Please consider adding another date!

  • Kristen

    Dec 2, 2015 - Reply

    What hours is gingerbread lane open to the public?

    • Mary Record

      Dec 3, 2015 - Reply

      GingerBread Lane is open during normal museum hours: Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 5 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm.

  • imanamina Francis

    Dec 16, 2015 - Reply

    The itinerary shown above is that NYC?

    • Mary Record

      Dec 16, 2015 - Reply

      GingerBread Lane is on view at the New York Hall of Science in Queens/NYC.

  • steve

    Jan 8, 2016 - Reply

    I would rather see 1050 gingerbread houses created by children with the children there to explain their creations.

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