KOHLER — The Kohler Foundation’s free Gingerbread Festival at the Waelderhaus continues until December 30th.
Hansel and Gretel popularized gingerbread houses by discovering a house in the forest made entirely of bread and sugar. Guests to the Waelderhaus will be treated to holiday music and dozens of sugary creations on display.
The show is open to the public from 1 PM to 5 PM from Sunday through Friday and 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturdays. The show will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
More than 8,000 attendees will enjoy extended hours and weekly musical performances, and vote on their favorite hand-crafted gingerbread houses, sculptures and original handiworks created by local schools and community groups.
Classroom and community organizations whose sweet designs garner the most votes from attendees, will receive cash prizes in different age groups. Complimentary gingerbread cookies will be served to protect the candy-studded homes and fabrications from hungry visitors.
The Waelderhaus is located at 1100 West Riverside Drive in Kohler.