In Residence: Friday, November 26, 2021- January 2, 2022

Admission to GingerBread Lane included with Museum admission.  Note: All Museum visitors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Adults are not permitted in the Museum without children.  

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LICM offers visitors a sensory treat when it brings back “GingerBread Lane” for a holiday season residency.  GingerBread Lane is a seasonal display of a handmade gingerbread village baked, built and decorated by chef Jon Lovitch.  His masterful designs have enabled him to claim the Guinness World Record holder title for the largest gingerbread village four times; each time beating his own record-setting accomplishment.

In planning the return to LICM, Lovitch and LICM’s Exhibit team discussed plans for the 2021 display to reflect the community the Museum serves.  Among the nearly 700 houses and storefronts on display, visitors will spot familiar Long Island landmarks, including Jones Beach and the Big Duck, along with nautical nods to the region’s surroundings.  A replica of the Children’s Museum is a highlight of this year’s display.


Man surrounded by decorated gingerbread houses while he decorates a gingerbread house.

Each year, Jon Lovitch creates a new design for the layout and for some of the house changes, so each display and each season brings new delights,

The center of the gallery features an interactive house complete with a cooking area allowing children to practice “mixing, baking and decorating” just as Jon Lovitch does.

Throughout the exhibit’s stay, LICM will offer a variety of free public programs to complement the exhibit experience.  (Check the LICM Calendar for scheduled programs.)

House Closing  

Visitors can take home a sweet souvenir of the exhibit at the end of its residency.  On January 8 and 9, visitors can pick up one of the houses that have been on display at the Museum. The gingerbread houses are free with Museum admission and available on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last.