Gingerbread Lane Attempts Guinness World Record

GingerBread LaneGoing after its third consecutive Guinness World Record, a newly imagined GingerBread Lane opened Nov. 13, 2015, at The New York Hall of Science, in Queens. The annual gingerbread village exhibit runs through Jan. 10, with all houses and structures given away on the last day.

Acknowledged as the largest gingerbread village in the world by the 2014 Guinness World Records and previously in 2013, last year’s circular, 450-square-foot village weighed in at 1.5 tons and had 1003 houses, an estimated 3250 pounds of icing, 750 pounds of candy and 600 pounds of gingerbread dough. The village was made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing and candy. The all-new 2015 version 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.

On display through Jan. 10, GingerBread Lane is the creation of Chef Jon Lovitch and takes one year to develop and complete, requiring approximately 1,500 hours of labor. While 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 Jan. 10; he will also ship houses to children unable to visit due to illness or other personal situations. To view the exhibit, visit www.gingerbread-lane.org or www.facebook.com/GingerBreadLane. To view the 2013 version,  www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yyJia4QrH0.

A continuing part of the GingerBread program, Lovitch will lead three gingerbread house workshops at the New York Hall of Science in November and December. Please consult the website www.nysci.org for specific dates and availability.

Exhibit Details:                            

Date:
Nov. 13, 2015 to Jan. 10, 2016
(closes at 1 p.m. on Jan. 10)

Where:
New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 47-01 111th Street, Queens, New York; 718-699-0005, www.nysci.org

Workshops:
November and December – dates TBD

Giveaway and Shipments:
Jan. 10; line opens at noon; giveaway starts at 1 p.m.

Ticket Prices:
$15 adults 18+; $12 children 2 to 17, students and seniors

Anton Media Staff
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