The Magic of Gingerbread at the Springfield Science Museum

The Magic of Gingerbread

November 29, 2013–December 31, 2013 Springfield Science Museum » Second Floor » Changing Exhibits Gallery

Springfield Science Museum, Changing Exhibitions Gallery, Second Floor

Enter a realm of fanciful gingerbread houses created by local bakeries, schools, youth groups, individuals and families as part of our annual Gingerbread House Competition.

Contestants were inspired by favorite holiday stories, historic places, and their own imaginations to create these marvelous gingerbread displays. Come take a stroll through this magical world filled with gingerbread houses, decorated holiday trees, and scenes inspired by the classic holiday tale A Christmas Carol.

Visitors can vote for their favorites in the following categories:

  • Professional: Bake Shops, Caterers, Restaurants, or Professional Bakers
  • Adult: Individual or group, age 18 & up
  • Youth: Individual or group, age 8-17

See the results at

Saturdays & Sundays, through December 22. Free with museum admission.

  • Visit with Santa or Mrs. Claus, 11 am–2 pm.
  • Holiday crafts and gallery games with the Elves, 11 am–3 pm.

Sponsored by Yankee Candle.

Fine Arts Center and Theater Department, University of Massachusetts at Amherst of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Gallery at 1350 Main / Studio 9

Special thanks to Frances Gagnon, John Simpson, Margo Caddell, Michael Dubin, Jay and Ann Turnberg, Ann Dansereau,  Caitlyn Descovich O’Hare, Vanessa Kerby, Melissa Rolland and Elain Tang.