Decorative Holiday Flourish Happy Holidays!

Welcome to the 9th Annual Gingerbread Festival!

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida is excited to announce our 2017 Gingerbread Festival. We hope you’ll join us, either as a participant or visitor, as this unique, family-friendly event returns to Westfield Sarasota Square December 15-17, 2017.

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


Peppermint Sponsors:



Gumdrop Sponsors:




Westfield Sarasota Square, 8201 Tamiami Trail South, Sarasota, 34238

Schedule of Events:

Friday, December 15, 2017

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Sunday, December 17, 2017


$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 17 at noon.

Interested in entering your own creation in the Gingerbread Festival? Get details and registration information. Registration deadline is November 3, 2017, at midnight.

For questions please call 941.921.5358. ext. 336 or email us at


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!