“Did you see the Conner Estate one? WOW!”
“I really like the hamburger!”
“I can’t pick my favorite. The gingerbread houses are all amazing this year!”
This was a snippet of a conversation I overheard a family having earlier this month as they viewed the Gingerbread Village
display in The Welcome Center. I have to agree: this year’s entries are some of the best Conner Prairie Interactive History Park has ever had.
Viewing these gingerbread houses (and it’s a shame to ONLY call them houses) is an indoor holiday treat for the entire family. Children’s eyes light up, grandparents wax nostalgic, and mom and dad get to enjoy an activity designed to enhance the holiday season. Once the family has “oohed” and “aahed” over the gingerbread entries, there are other amusements, such as Discovery Station
play area, Craft Corner
, a short animated film, and the Science Lab
, all open for your family’s enjoyment.
This event is free for members, and only $5 for nonmembers, so a visit to The Welcome Center at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park won’t strain the Christmas budget. The gingerbread houses will be on display throughout the month of December until January 2, 2011, so you still have time to drop by and pick your favorite – if you can!