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Life-Sized Gingerbread Wonderland Returns to NFCI

By News Archive

November 21, 2022

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Winner from the 2021 Gingerbread Competition at NFCI.

Gingerbread Wonderland will return to the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) from November 26 through December 18. Events will run Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 12 to 4 p.m. The public is welcome to check out the colorful, giant gingerbread masterpiece, constructed by the talented students and chefs of the Baking and Pastry Arts program.

As if a giant cookie village wasn’t sweet enough, NFCI’s Gingerbread Wonderland also offers a variety of holiday themed activities for the whole family to enjoy. Visitors can experience live music, face painting, cookie decorating, crafts, children’s story times, and even visits with Santa Claus himself! Admission is free and festive activity sets are available to purchase for $10. Each set includes two delicious cookies with supplies to decorate them, two crafts, two coloring sheets with crayons, and two letters to Santa.

The annual gingerbread competition will also return to this year’s schedule of events. All are welcome to enter as we offer professional, amateur, high school, college, and children’s categories. Entry forms are due by November 28 and all physical entries must be brought to NFCI, located at 28 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls, on Thursday, December 1 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

In addition to the holiday fun inside NFCI, Jingle Falls USA will also provide activities on Old Falls Street outside of the building on Saturdays from November 26 through December 10. Gingerbread Wonderland and Jingle Falls events are free and open to the public, with free parking provided by Niagara Falls State Park and the City of Niagara Falls on Nov. 26, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10 only.  For more information about the Gingerbread Wonderland or to sign up for the gingerbread competition, please visit our website at: https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/nfci/gingerbread/.

Gingerbread Wonderland will return to the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) from November 26 through December 18. Events will run Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 12 to 4 p.m. The public is welcome to check out the colorful, giant gingerbread masterpiece, constructed by the talented students and chefs of the Baking and Pastry Arts program.

As if a giant cookie village wasn’t sweet enough, NFCI’s Gingerbread Wonderland also offers a variety of holiday themed activities for the whole family to enjoy. Visitors can experience live music, face painting, cookie decorating, crafts, children’s story times, and even visits with Santa Claus himself! Admission is free and festive activity sets are available to purchase for $10. Each set includes two delicious cookies with supplies to decorate them, two crafts, two coloring sheets with crayons, and two letters to Santa.

The annual gingerbread competition will also return to this year’s schedule of events. All are welcome to enter as we offer professional, amateur, high school, college, and children’s categories. Entry forms are due by November 28 and all physical entries must be brought to NFCI, located at 28 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls, on Thursday, December 1 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

In addition to the holiday fun inside NFCI, Jingle Falls USA will also provide activities on Old Falls Street outside of the building on Saturdays from November 26 through December 10. Gingerbread Wonderland and Jingle Falls events are free and open to the public, with free parking provided by Niagara Falls State Park and the City of Niagara Falls on Nov. 26, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10 only.  For more information about the Gingerbread Wonderland or to sign up for the gingerbread competition, please visit our website at: https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/nfci/gingerbread/.

 

Gingerbread House

Winner from the 2021 Gingerbread Competition at NFCI.


Media Contact Information

Denyel Beiter
Public Relations Assistant
Phone: 716-614-5974
Email: dbeiter@niagaracc.suny.edu

Amateur division winner from the 2019 Gingerbread Competition at NFCI

Gingerbread Wonderland Returns to NFCI

By News Archive

November 19, 2021

Amateur division winner from the 2019 Gingerbread Competition at NFCI

Amateur division winner from the 2019 Gingerbread Competition at NFCI

Gingerbread Wonderland will be returning to the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) this December, with both in-person and take home fun for families.  While there will not be a life-sized gingerbread village, crafty bakers of all ages are invited to take part in the gingerbread competition.  Prizes include gift cards, community education classes at NFCI, dinner at Savor Restaurant and even scholarships for eligible high school and college students!

If pastry arts isn’t your style, families can also enjoy a magic show, balloon artistry, live music, and visits with Santa.  This year, take-home kits are available to pre-order online.  These kits include festive do-it-yourself crafts, delicious gingerbread cookies with supplies to decorate, coloring sheets with crayons, and letters to Santa!

The schedule for Gingerbread Wonderland this year is:

Saturday, December 4 from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 5 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 11 from 11:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 12 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

In addition to the holiday fun inside NFCI, Jingle Falls USA will also provide activities on Old Falls Street outside of the building on Saturdays.  Gingerbread Wonderland and Jingle Falls events are free and open to the public, with free parking provided by the City of Niagara Falls.  For more information on activities, and to purchase take-home kits, visit: https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/nfci/gingerbread/

Gingerbread Wonderland will be returning to the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) this December, with both in-person and take home fun for families.  While there will not be a life-sized gingerbread village, crafty bakers of all ages are invited to take part in the gingerbread competition.  Prizes include gift cards, community education classes at NFCI, dinner at Savor Restaurant and even scholarships for eligible high school and college students!

If pastry arts isn’t your style, families can also enjoy a magic show, balloon artistry, live music, and visits with Santa.  This year, take-home kits are available to pre-order online.  These kits include festive do-it-yourself crafts, delicious gingerbread cookies with supplies to decorate, coloring sheets with crayons, and letters to Santa!

The schedule for Gingerbread Wonderland this year is:

Saturday, December 4 from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 5 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 11 from 11:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 12 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

In addition to the holiday fun inside NFCI, Jingle Falls USA will also provide activities on Old Falls Street outside of the building on Saturdays.  Gingerbread Wonderland and Jingle Falls events are free and open to the public, with free parking provided by the City of Niagara Falls.  For more information on activities, and to purchase take-home kits, visit: https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/nfci/gingerbread/

Amateur division winner from the 2019 Gingerbread Competition at NFCI

Amateur division winner from the 2019 Gingerbread Competition at NFCI


Media Contact Information

Sara Harvey
Assistant Director, Public Relations and Event Management
Phone: 716-614-6220
Email: sharvey@niagaracc.suny.edu

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NFCI presents sweet holiday tradition of Gingerbread Wonderland for 8th year

By News Archive

November 12, 2019

The talented students and chefs of the baking and pastry arts program at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) have been working for months now planning and now building the life-size gingerbread village that is a part of Gingerbread Wonderland.  This colorful, edible masterpiece takes approximately 3,000 man-hours to complete and is comprised of 1,200 pounds of gingerbread, 2,400 pounds of royal icing, 400 pounds of edible decorations and tiles, and 100 pounds of fondant.  Last year’s creation was featured in Food and Wine’s list of “7 Magical Gingerbread Houses to See This Season” and this year promises to impress with a new design for guests to enjoy.

As if a giant gingerbread house wasn’t sweet enough, NFCI also offers a variety of holiday-themed activities for the whole family to enjoy.  Starting Saturday, November 30th through Sunday, December 22, visitors can experience live entertainment, face painting, cookie decorating, crafts, and even visits with Santa Claus himself!  The hours are Fridays, from 5 to 8 p.m.; Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sundays, from Noon to 4 p.m.

For those who wish to view a variety of smaller gingerbread houses, entries in the annual competition sponsored by Delaware North can be viewed from Thursday, December 5th through Tuesday, December 10.  Those interested in other activities might enjoy an ice carving demonstration on Old Falls Street on Saturday, December 7 at 12:00 p.m. or the train show featured on Saturday, December 14-Sunday, December 15.  One of the final special events of the season at NFCI will be a magic show on Saturday, December 21 at 2:00 p.m.

The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute is located at 28 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls, NY.  For more information on the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute’s Gingerbread Wonderland, visit www.nfculinary.org/gingerbread.