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 exciting 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:




Gingerbread Sponsors:




Candy Cane Sponsor:




Peppermint Sponsor:




Gumdrop Sponsors:

Ben Brown Insurance

Dakin Dairy

Girls Can: Dora, Pat, Peggy, Sue, & Beverly


Kerkering, Barberio & Co.

Marita Roussey AP LLC

Leader Design Studio

Willis Smith Construction


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


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Top Houses By Youth

House #1 [340 votes]
10. Bay Haven Elementary School (Mrs. Barnett's Fun First Graders)
House #2 [314 votes]
57. Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida (Troop 382: Merry Grinchmas)
House #3 [275 votes]
135. Sarasota High School (National ART Honor Society: Have a Starry Night)


Top Houses By Community Partners

House #1 [265 votes]
16. Corvettes West
House #2 [167 votes]
120. Relay for Life of Venice
House #3 [149 votes]
150. Willis Smith Construction (The Nest at Robinson Preserve)

Happy Holidays!