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2018 Festival Of Gingerbread Events Announced

The History Center is proud to announce the 33rd Annual Festival of Gingerbread. This festival, running November 23 to December 9, features edible creations by local artists at the museum during the holidays, as well as special weekend programs.

On Lighting Night, November 21, visitors can get a sneak peek at the gingerbread creations from 3 to 9 pm. Admission is only $3 per person at the door. At 5:45 pm, the History Center’s turret will be the first building lit in downtown. Santa will also be present on Lighting Night.

Indiana Michigan Power will once again underwrite a free night at the Festival on Tuesday, November 27, from 5 to 9 pm.

Admission to the Festival is $6 for adults ages 18-64, $4 for seniors ages 65+ and students ages 3-17, and free to children age 2 and under. History Center members also receive free admission. There is no extra charge for special activities or events unless indicated. Admission also includes the opportunity to visit the entire museum.

Hours during the Festival of Gingerbread are Monday through Thursday 9 am to 5 pm; Friday and Saturday 9 am to 8 pm; and Sunday Noon to 5 pm. The History Center will be closed Thanksgiving Day.

Festival of Gingerbread Weekend Events listed below:

Saturday, November 24 ● 1-4 pm

Handprint Reindeer Puppet

$1 plus regular museum admission

Sunday, November 25 ● 1-4 pm

Legend of the Gingerbread Ornament

$1 plus regular museum admission

Saturday, December 1 ● 1-4 pm

Visit Santa Claus this afternoon at the History Center

Sunday, December 2 ● 1-4 pm


Saturday, December 8 ● 8:30 am

Gingerbread Pursuit, for more information or to register, go to

Saturday, December 8 ● 1-4 pm

“Science of Sugary Structures”

Presented by Science Central. Create your own sturdy (or not so sturdy) edible structure. $3 plus regular museum admission.

Sunday, December 9 ● 1-4 pm

Cookie Decorating Party

Decorate gingerbread cookies! $1 each, plus regular museum admission