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November 17, 2013 - January 12, 2014


Marvel at homemade gingerbread houses that are drafted, designed, baked, planned, built and decorated by chef Jon Lovitch over the course of an entire year. GingerBread Lane, a 1.5 ton, 300-square-foot village made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing and candy, is a contender for the Guinness World Record for the largest gingerbread exhibit.

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The village includes an estimated 1,900 lbs. of icing, 400 lbs. of candy, and 500 lbs. of gingerbread dough. It is comprised of 152 gingerbread houses, 65 trees, four gingerbread cable cars, five gingerbread train cars, an underground candy subway station, candy trees and sugar signage. A behind-the-scenes window gives a peek into the makings of GingerBread Lane with ovens, models and ingredients made entirely from royal icing. Five two-foot-high nutcrackers, also made of royal icing, stand guard over the exhibit. Free with NYSCI admission.

Check out our other gingerbread-themed events:

GingerBread House Workshop – December 7 and 28
Make your own gingerbread house to take home. Free with NYSCI admission. Limited capacity; signup on day of event beginning at noon.

GingerBread Lane House Giveway – January 12
Take a piece of GingerBread Lane home with you. Gingerbread houses will be given away, while supplies last. Limit of two houses per person. Line opens at 10 am, giveaway starts at noon. Free with NYSCI admission.

More photos of GingerBread Lane in our photoset.

GingerBread Lane in the news:


  • Claudette Wilder

    Nov 27, 2013 - Reply

    What a TERRIFIC undertaking with such SUPER results. Unfortunately, only a small portion shows up when printed out, but the story behind it is making the rounds. My question…..what type of table(s did you use that would support such a heavy piece? Again, thanks for a beautiful share. Oh….another question….when do you do your “chefing”? Just joking.

  • Isabelle Prenat

    Dec 2, 2013 - Reply

    Merry Christmas! WOW what an amazing and beautiful village!!! Just heard about it on Canada’s CBC radio show “As it Happens” and I had to see your work for myself… But there aren’t enough photos/videos!!! Please Sir I want some more!!! A slow video showing every nook and cranny would be awesome, Please pretty please!!!
    Thank You very much! Isabelle in Victoria British Columbia Canada.

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