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New England’s Largest GingerBread Lane To Open at The Children’s Museum in West Hartford

Chef Jon Lovitch at work on GingerBread Lane. Submitted photo

The new GingerBread Forest exhibit opens on Nov. 18 at The Children’s Museum in West Hartford.


GingerBread Lane, a village of over 300 handmade houses, cable cars, and storefronts made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing, and candy, will debut at The Children’s Museum on Saturday, Nov. 18.

A creation of a single person, Chef Jon Lovitch, this amazing village is a nearly 50-foot-long and 12-foot-high mountain of confection within the Museum’s new hands-on GingerBread Forest exhibit. The lane took 10 months to create and was made with 1,200 pounds of dough, 720 pounds of icing, 310 pounds of candy, cinnamon, nutmeg, and of course, ginger!

The candy comes from 14 countries and includes 5,000 candy canes, sticks of cinnamon gum and jelly beans.

Chef Lovitch will be onsite, at the museum, installing the village from Sunday, Nov. 12 through Thursday Nov. 16. Visitors during this time will get a sneak peak of the design and the fabrication process as it is being installed.

GingerBread Lane will be on display from Nov. 18 through Jan. 14, Tuesday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The Museum is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

The Children’s Museum is located at 950 Trout Brook Dr., West Hartford, CT 06107. For more information call 860-231-2824 or visit www.TheChildrensMusseumCT.org.

There will also be hands-on activities for children in the GingerBread Forest. This is a must see exhibit for all ages! Admission to the exhibit is free with paid general admission or membership.

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