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Assistance League® of Wichita Presents Gingerbread Village at Exploration Place —

Building Happiness (and Edible Gingerbread Houses!!) with Friends and Family,

November 10 & 11, 2018

 

(WICHITA, KS)  Kick off the holiday season with the Assistance League® of Wichita’s 24th annual community event, Gingerbread Village!  Gingerbread Village opens to the public on Saturday, Nov.10,  10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and continues on Sunday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS.

 

MAKE YOUR OWN GINGERBREAD HOUSE

Guests will create gingerbread houses and take them home for holiday displays. Each guest will receive a complete house kit including a pre-cut house, icing and candy to decorate a unique Gingerbread House.

 

Chef Michael and culinary students of Butler Community College’s Culinary Arts Program are preparing the very special icing required for these holiday house creations.

 

ENJOY EXPLORATION PLACE

After making the Gingerbread House, families may also experience Exploration Place exhibits, including Toytopia National Traveling Exhibit.  Play all day long in a world of big toys and big fun! Shake things up with the world’s largest etch-a-sketch, tour a life-size doll house, build a fort, and set the high score in the retro video arcade, plus much more!

Enjoy a display of gingerbread houses created by Mark Arts students.  And get in the holiday mood with a quartet of strolling carolers from Butler Community College.

It’s the perfect event for guests to explore, sample and create holiday memories while supporting the Wichita community!

 

SAVOR BAKED GOODS FROM ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF WICHITA MEMBERS

Freshly baked cookies, pies and other baked holiday goods will be available to take home for an early start to the holiday season.  Members of the Assistance League of Wichita prepare these homemade goods for your enjoyment and to support ALW programs.

TICKETS

Tickets are available at exploration.org/special-events/gingerbread-village/ or may be purchased at Exploration Place on the days of the event. For members of Exploration Place, the price is $5 for ages three years and older. For non-members, the prices are $9 for seniors (65+), $10.50 for adults (12-64), $7 for youth (3-11), and children two and under are free. Tickets include making your own gingerbread house and experiencing exhibits at Exploration Place.

 

 

THANKS TO SPONSORS

Fidelity Bank and the Bruce G. Cochener Foundation are the 2018 sponsors of Gingerbread Village.

 

Other News

Fundraising events are great fun for members and help us promote our programs.

Signature events include: Gingerbread Village at Exploration Place a weekend for families to build houses and lifetime memories.

2018 Gingerbread Village At Exploration Place

November 10-11

Join us at Exploration Place in the heart of Wichita, 300 N McLean Blvd. This family event is a kickoff for our Holiday season. Bring your children, grandchildren and neighbors to share in the construction of your unique Gingerbread house and share in the many exhibits of our world class Science Center.

Admission Prices

Exploration Place members will be admitted with their membership card and $5.00.

Adults: (12-64) $10.50

Seniors: (64+)  $9.00

Youth: (2-11)     $7:00

Under 2 years are free.