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22nd Annual Gingerbread Festival – Holiday music, handmade houses beginning Nov. 23

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Kohler, Wis. – Hansel and Gretel popularized gingerbread houses by discovering a house in the forest made entirely of bread and sugar. Beginning Friday, November 23 Waelderhaus, the historic “house in the woods” in Kohler will treat families to holiday music and dozens of sugary creations on display at the 22nd Annual Gingerbread Festival.

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.

22nd Annual Gingerbread Festival
Waelderhaus – 1100 West Riverside Drive, Kohler
November 23 through December 30, 2018
Sunday through Friday – 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Musical Performances – 2:00 p.m.
Nov. 24 Golden Chordaliers
Nov. 25 The Pop’s Elves
Dec. 1 Concordia Singing Society
Dec. 2 Cedar Grove Belgium High School
Dec. 8 The Waves of Rhythm Show Choir
Dec. 9 Junge Kameraden German Band
Dec. 15 Jane Van Maaren Music Group
(seasonal strings)
Dec. 16 Kohler High School Madrigals
Dec. 22 Random Lake Chamber Singers
Dec. 23 Katherine Ray

Waelderhaus Schedule
All events and activities at the Waelderhaus are free to the public. Tours are offered daily at 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. throughout the month of December. Waelderhaus is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Group tours are available by appointment by calling 920-453-2851.
Visit for more information. Tag us on Facebook or Twitter with #gingerbreadkohler

The Waelderhaus is managed by Kohler Foundation, a non-profit, private foundation dedicated to supporting the arts, education and art preservation initiatives in the state of Wisconsin.

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