Saturday, December 12, 2015

Erie Canal Museum - The Gingerbread Houses


The Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse hosts a Gingerbread House display each year.  Participants are sponsored by local businesses and the gingerbread houses are showcased behind glass in this room:

My favorite was this depiction of the NY State Fair - they highlighted the favorite aspects of the Fair, the butter sculpture, the milk bar, the livestock, culinary competitions and the sand sculpture. The Ferris Wheel is made of gingerbread!:


This was the "happiest" house, decorated to perfection!:


The train leaving the station was a unique display:


And this baker created a display that depicts the elephant exhibit at the local Zoo


The "Octagon House" is in the rear and elves are sleeping in a tent in the foreground:


This weathered and dilapidated lighthouse was amazing!:


This is a yearly event held at the museum - It's always a fun way to spend an hour during the holidays!

3 comments:

  1. Very cool! And a pig to too-ha:@)

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  2. Such dedication the bakers have to their gingerbread houses! My favorite is the lighthouse. I'm heading to the casino (again) to see their gingerbread display. It's truly amazing.

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  3. Patti, this is certainly a fun exhibit. The Four Seasons always has a huge gingerbread house in the lobby. You've reminded me that I need to go visit this year. Gingerbread houses are such a fun tradition.

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