Decorative Holiday Flourish Happy Holidays!

Welcome to the 8th Annual Gingerbread Festival!

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida is pleased to carry on this beloved community tradition, founded by our community partner CYD (Community Youth Development). We hope you’ll join us, either as a participant or visitor, as this unique, family-friendly event returns to Westfield Sarasota Square December 9-11, 2016.

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!

 

Special thank you to all of our partners!

Gingerbread Sponsors:

 

Westfield Sarasota Square Herald Tribune Alsco

 

Peppermint Sponsors:

Dakin Dairy Farms Macaroni Kid Starbucks

 

Gumdrop Sponsors:

 

Willis Smith Al Purmort Insurance

Location:

Westfield Sarasota Square, 8201 Tamiami Trail South, Sarasota, 34238 indoors next to Costco Wholesale.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, December 9, 2016

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Admission: 

$1 per person; includes one vote in People’s Choice Award

Can’t join us? You can still vote for your favorite entry here; $1 donation per vote. Voting ends December 11 at noon.

Interested in entering your own creation in the Gingerbread Festival? Get details and registration information. Registration deadline is November 4, 2016 extended to November 10, 2016 at midnight.

For questions please call 941.921.5358. ext. 336 or email us at gingerbread@gsgcf.org.

 

Top Houses By Youth

House #1 [231 votes]
Ashton Elementary School (Mrs. Griffith's Second Grade Class)
House #2 [192 votes]
Girl Scout Troop 382 (Juniors)
House #3 [184 votes]
Phillippi Shores Elementary (Mrs. Schnathmann's Second Grade Class)

 

Top Houses By Community Partners

House #1 [198 votes]
The Junior League of Sarasota (New Member Class of 2016-2017)
House #2 [183 votes]
Child Protection Center
House #3 [111 votes]
Bradenton Herald (Advertising Team)

Happy Holidays!