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Gingerbread Display

12-01-2020 12-31-2020 10am – 4pm, 5pm-9pm

Central Ohio’s culinary creativity is on display in the Grand Atrium as the 14th annual Gingerbread Competition returns to Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

This year's theme is “Inspired by the Conservatory” in honor of the 125th anniversaries of the John F. Wolfe Palm House and Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse. Peruse these creations in person through December 31, 2020 and vote on Best of Show. If you want to enjoy the display from home, a gallery is provided below.

During the month of December, the Conservatory is open for General Admission from 10am-4pm. General Admission includes access to our seasonal horticulture displays, Holiday Blooms and the Gingerbread Display. Visitors can also view the Gingerbread Display during Conservatory Aglow, which is 5-9pm each evening. The Conservatory is open 10am–5pm on December 24 and closed on December 25.

Youth (15 and younger)

Gingerbread Man's Treehouse Entry 11
Frost Palace Entry 12
Our Favorite Things Entry 13
Outdoors at the Conservatory Entry 14
Treetop Candy Walk Entry 15
The Buckeye Express Entry 16
Little Ginger Entry 17
Dragon House at Christmas Entry 18
Hanukkah Aglow Entry 19
Palm House Entry 20
The Pumpkin House and Sand Pit Entry 21
The Gingerbread Display Entry 22
End of Winter Entry 23
The Puppet Show Entry 24
Desert Home Entry 25
Butterfly Garden Entry 26
Mushroom Forest Entry 27
Elf Vaca Entry 28
Mrs. Claus' Village Entry 29
Everything I Love About The Conservatory Entry 30
Gingerbread Fairy Garden Entry 31

Adult (16 and older)

I Don't Want To Rake Leaves Entry 1
Christmas Barn Entry 2
Holiday Greenhouse Entry 3
Davis Showhouse Aglow Entry 4
Sandstone Creek All Year Long Entry 5
It Is Always Summer In Here! Entry 6
Christmas in the Greenhouse Entry 7
Holidays at the Conservatory Entry 8
The Gingerbread Express Entry 9
"Give back that hat" Entry 10

Family or Community Organization

Holiday Festivities at the Conservatory Entry 32
The Palm House Cottage Entry 33
The Outdoor Garden Entry 34
Conservatory Castle Entry 35
Dinocember In The Playhouse Entry 36
A Potted Conserva-story Entry 37
Inspired by the Conservatory Entry 38
Family Wedding at the Palm House Entry 39
And the Winner Is... Entry 40
A Visit to the Koi Pond Entry 41
A Very Faery Christmas Entry 42
The Sails Entry 43
Magical Winter Wonderscape @ The FP Conservatory Entry 44
Children's Garden Entrance Entry 45


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