Decorative Holiday Flourish Happy Holidays!

Welcome to the 10th Annual Gingerbread Festival!

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida is excited to announce our 2018 Gingerbread Festival. We hope you’ll join us, either as a participant or visitor, as this unique, family-friendly event makes its debut at our brand new location with extended festival dates: The Mall at UTC, November 30–December 9, 2018.

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!

Presenting Sponsor:


Publix Super Market Charities


Gingerbread Sponsors:


The Mall at UTC Herald Tribune Alsco


Candy Cane Sponsors:


Children’s World


Peppermint Sponsors:



Gumdrop Sponsors:

Dakin Dairy

Marita Roussey AP LLC


The Mall at UTC (near Macy’s)  140 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, FL 34243

Schedule of Events:

Friday, November 30

Saturday, December 1

Sunday, December 2

Monday, December 3

Tuesday, December 4

Wednesday, December 5

Thursday, December 6

Friday, December 7

Saturday, December 8

Sunday, December 9



FREE; votes are $1 per vote in the People’s Choice Award

Can’t join us? You can still vote for your favorite entry here; $1 donation per vote. Voting ends December 9 at noon.

Interested in entering your own creation in the Gingerbread Festival? Get details and registration information. Registration deadline is November 2, 2018, at midnight.

For questions please call 941-921-5358. ext. 336 or email us at



Top Houses By Youth

House #1 [157 votes]
Fruitville Elementary (Pirate Paradise)
House #2 [151 votes]
Bay Haven School of Basics Plus (First Grade Barnett First Grade Gingerbread Fun)
House #3 [151 votes]
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida (Troop 382 'Twas the Night Before Christmas)


Top Houses By Community Partners

House #1 [209 votes]
Junior League of Sarasota (New Member Class 2017-2018)
House #2 [112 votes]
American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Venice
House #3 [100 votes]
Leader Design Studio

Happy Holidays!