Gingerbread Lane

This yearly event at the New York Hall of Science is worth a visit, especially if you have a sweet tooth! Made of gingerbread, candy and icing, the array of houses designed, baked and decorated (a year’s preparation) by chef Jon Lovitch are unveiled late November. GingerBread Lane is the record-holder of the Guinness World Records for largest gingerbread village: and each year Lovitch sets out to break his own record. A mix of shops, businesses and houses, as well as firehouses and police stations the extensive village is decorated with gum-brick walls, Necco wafer rooftops and M&M dotted architectural details—the copious candy giving sweet pop to each component. Thinking of building your own gingerbread this year? Get inspired first at the New York Hall of Science and maybe even sign up for one of the GingerBread Lane Workshops (but do it early, the workshops are popular and sell out quickly!). November 23-January 12. www.nysci.org.