Decorative Holiday Flourish Happy Holidays!


Welcome to the 11th Annual Gingerbread Festival!

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida is excited to present our 2019 Gingerbread Festival. We hope you’ll join us, either as a participant or visitor, at this unique, family-friendly event at The Mall at UTC, from December 6–15, 2019.

Come marvel at this holiday wonderland featuring gingerbread houses crafted by more than 150 local schools, youth groups, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. Enjoy a break during your holiday shopping. Vote for your favorite in the People’s Choice Award! Reserve the house of your choice for purchase! Bring the family!

Festival Hours

Friday, December 6–Sunday, December 15, 2019:

Fri-Sat, Mon-Thur: 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Sun: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.


The Mall at UTC (near Macy’s)

140 University Town Center Drive

Sarasota, FL 34243


FREE! Votes are $1 per vote for the People’s Choice Award

Can’t join us? You can still vote online for your favorite entry. $1 donation per vote. Voting ends December 15 and noon.

Interested in entering your own creation in this year’s Gingerbread Festival? Get details and registration information by visiting the Enter a House page Registration deadline is Wednesday, November 6.

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor of the 11th Annual Gingerbread Festival, please visit our Sponsors page.

Questions? Please call 941-921-5358 ext. 336 or email us at


Top Houses By Youth

House #1 [449 votes]
McNeal Elementary School - Mrs. Spence (House #74)
House #2 [434 votes]
Cadette Girl Scout (House #148)
House #3 [366 votes]
Lakeview Elementary School - Hayes (House #67)


Top Houses By Community Partners

House #1 [437 votes]
Tandem Construction (House #7)
House #2 [329 votes]
Relay for Life of Venice - House #12 (House #12)
House #3 [153 votes]
Satchel's Dog Rescue (House #13)

Happy Holidays!