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December 1 - December 19

Located in the West District at UTC next to Old Navy

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida is excited to present our 13th Annual Gingerbread Festival taking place December 1-19 in the West District at University Town Center. We hope you will join us in celebrating another magical holiday season and marvel at a display of over 150 gingerbread houses crafted by local schools, youth groups, businesses and other non-profit organizations! 

Gingerbread kits are FREE for schools, classrooms, youth-serving nonprofits, Girl Scout troops, and youth groups (limit one per group; additional kits available for $10); $25 for community groups and other nonprofit organizations; and $50 for businesses. (Payment is due upon registration.)

Community sponsorships are available! Sponsoring this event allows us to purchase additional gingerbread kits and program.

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Enter a Gingerbread House

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida is seeking classrooms, youth groups, and community partners to decorate a gingerbread house for the 13th Annual Gingerbread Festival, taking place December 1–19.  We are once again collaborating with The Mall at University Town Center to safely present this annual event. 

This year’s festival will be displayed in the space next to Old Navy in the West District at University Town Center. The address is 119 N Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243.

Last year, we welcomed the public to experience the creativity of more than 150 houses. This year, we hope to exceed that number and expand our display to represent another magical holiday season. Encourage friends and family to participate by creating their own gingerbread masterpiece or by voting for their favorite house during the festival.

Houses are limited and registration is required—be sure to register early to avoid the wait list! After your registration form is completed, your gingerbread house kit can be picked up the following day from the customer desk at The Mall at UTC (located within the entrance near Cheesecake Factory and Seasons 52). You will need your confirmation email and ID for pick up. 

Registration ends November 19 OR once all houses are reserved.

  • Gingerbread kits are FREE for schools, classrooms, youth-serving nonprofits, Girl Scout troops, and youth groups (limit one per group; additional kits available for $10); $25 for community groups and other nonprofit organizations; and $50 for businesses. (Payment is due upon registration.) 
  • Complete the registration form, print your confirmation of registration or save a copy to your phone. This will be needed at pick up.  
  • Pick up gingerbread kits, at your convenience, from customer service at The Mall at UTC through November 24 during mall hours (visit UTC for info).  Kits are available the next day following registration and proof of entry must be presented. 
  • Completed houses MUST be delivered to the space next to Old Navy on November 30 between 2:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. NO EXCEPTIONS CAN BE MADE. Delivery details provided during pick-up.
  • The Gingerbread Festival is open to the public for viewing during select hours beginning Wednesday, December 1 through Sunday, December 19. 
  • As in years past, all gingerbread house entries become the property of Girl Scouts. Net proceeds from the festival support Girl Scout programs. This year, we will be selling all gingerbread houses online and you are welcome to “buy back” your creation for $25 at the end of the festival.  More information regarding buy back provided during drop off. 

     

2021 Gingerbread Festival REGISTRATION FORM

Become a Gingerbread Sponsor

Interested in becoming a Gingerbread Festival sponsor?  Opportunities to support youth in our community range from $100-$1,000.  Please contact Emily at emilym@gsgcf.org or 941-921-5358 ext. 308 for more information.