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Gingerbread Wonderland and Craft Show

MORRISTOWN, NJ – A kingdom made of candy canes, chocolate, and gumdrops really does exist! See it with your own eyes at the 22nd annual Gingerbread Wonderland and Craft Show at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township on Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fridays until 8 p.m. with last admittance, 30 minutes prior to closing. A plethora of brilliant edible creations are on display, which have included scenes from Harry Potter, Santa’s Worksh
op, a grand piano, and even the White House.

More than 15,000 visitors attend annually to see this charming event as guests of all ages marvel at the creative works of art. The smell of ginger and sugar is mesmerizing, while the 200 edible creations create a scene of imagination.

Look no further for the special, homemade holiday gifts, the Holiday Craft Show, which is in its fourth year, offers a charming selection of unique products made by local crafters. The Holiday Craft Show is open on the weekend during Gingerbread Wonderland, December 7 and 8, 14 and 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Groups of ten or more must make reservations by calling 973-326-7601. Strollers are not permitted in the exhibit hall. Photographs may be taken by adults only. A $2 suggested donation, $1 for students and seniors, for the Gingerbread Wonderland and Craft Show supports the Horticultural Educational Department. To submit an entry to the exhibit, look for registration materials at For more information, please call, 973-326-7603 or visit

Morris County Park Commission, is one of the region’s best park systems in the state of New Jersey, currently protects and maintains 18,600 acres at 38 distinct sites and a year-round calendar of events and activities.