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:


Publix Super Market Charities


Gingerbread Sponsors:


The Mall at UTC Herald Tribune Alsco


Candy Cane Sponsor:


Children’s World


Peppermint Sponsor:


Benderson Development


Gumdrop Sponsors:

Ben Brown Insurance

Dakin Dairy

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

Kerkering, Barberio & Co.

Marita Roussey AP LLC

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


Happy Holidays!