Visit A Kingdom Made Of Candy Canes, Chocolate And Gum Drops At The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

The 2016 version on the Morris County Park Commission’s annual “Gingerbread Wonderland and Craft Show’’ will kick off it’s 10-day run this Fri., Dec.2, at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township.

This December marks the 25th Anniversary of Gingerbread Wonderland. Marvel at the creativity, skill, and sense of optimism that characterizes this charming and ecumenical exhibit of hundreds of edible structures.

More than 10,000 visitors come to arboretum each year to view more than 200 incredible and edible gingerbread creations.

Past creations have included models of Notre Dame Cathedral, Hanukah menorahs, Santa’s Workshop, Japanese temples, a nutcracker, Chinese pagodas, European castles, neighborhood sweet shops, a grand piano, the nutcracker, and even the White House.

“The Gingerbread Wonderland and Craft Show is a special event because it celebrates the imagination and creativity of the many participants,” said Lesley Parness, Superintendent of Horticultural Education at the Morris County Park Commission.

Gingerbread Wonderland is held daily from Fri., Dec. 2 through Sun., Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, except for a 7:30 p.m. closing time on Fri., Dec. 2 and 9.

The Holiday Craft Show is only open on weekends, Dec. 3 and 4, and Dec. 10 and 11.

Artists and crafters offer a variety of unique handmade gifts. Different crafters setup displays each weekend to provide a wide selection of products. Don’t forget to stop in Matilda’s Café for a snack.

Admission is $2 per person and children under 2 are free. Reservations are required for groups of 8 or more. Call 973.326.7601.

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