• 2020 Winner - Preschool - St. John Lutheran School - "The Gingerbread Baby"

    2020 Winner - Preschool - St. John Lutheran School - "The Gingerbread Baby"

  • 2020 Winner - Grades K-2 - St. John Lutheran School - "The Sweet Shop"

    2020 Winner - Grades K-2 - St. John Lutheran School - "The Sweet Shop"

  • 2020 Winner - Grades 3-5 - St. John Lutheran School - "The Candy Express"

    2020 Winner - Grades 3-5 - St. John Lutheran School - "The Candy Express"

  • 2020 Winner - Grades 6-8 - Oostburg Public School - "Three Little Pigs"

    2020 Winner - Grades 6-8 - Oostburg Public School - "Three Little Pigs"

  • 2020 Winner - Grades 9-12 - Grafton High School - "Hallmark Enchanted Country Cottage"

    2020 Winner - Grades 9-12 - Grafton High School - "Hallmark Enchanted Country Cottage"

  • 2020 Winner - Community Group - New Life Community Church - "A trip to the Zoo at Christmas Time"

    2020 Winner - Community Group - New Life Community Church - "A trip to the Zoo at Christmas Time"

  • 2020 Winner - Open Category - The TeBeest Family - "Santa's Wonderland"

    2020 Winner - Open Category - The TeBeest Family - "Santa's Wonderland"

  • Kohler Foundation Waelderhaus

    Kohler Foundation Waelderhaus

Annual Gingerbread Festival

25th ANNUAL GINGERBREAD FESTIVAL

      

Join us in our 25th year of the Gingerbread Festival.  Beginning November 26 and continuing through December 30th, Waelderhaus, the historic “house in the woods” in Kohler will treat families to holiday music and dozens of sugary creations on display at the Annual Gingerbread Festival.

Attendees will enjoy extended hours, musical performances and the opportunity to vote for 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.

 


GINGERBREAD FESTIVAL DETAILS

November 26 through December 30, 2021

Sunday through Friday – 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All staff and visitors will be required to ward masks at all times while in the Waelderhaus.

Advance reservations are needed to view and vote for the gingerbread structures.  Please sign up to visit by using this SignUp Genius form.

 

Daily tours of the Waelderhaus will still be offered at 2 PM, 3 PM, and 4 PM (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).  Advance reservations are required for daily tours and can be made by calling (920)453-2851. 

 


 2021 ANNUAL GINGERBREAD FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES

All Musical Performances – 2:00 p.m.

Nov. 27  Nancy Lescher Drabot, Harpist
Nov. 28  Danny Ognavic on piano
Dec. 4     Frederick Strassburger of the Concordia Singers on piano
Dec. 5     Ruona family on piano representing Cedar Grove Belgium School District
Dec. 11    Sheboygan North High School Northern Lights*
Dec. 12    Plymouth High School Mistletones*
Dec. 18    Kohler High School Madrigals*
Dec. 19    Random Lake High School Chamber Singers*

*Holiday caroling performances will be held outside on the drive of the Waelderhaus

For more information, call the Waelderhaus, (920) 453-2851.

 Waelderhaus – 1100 West Riverside Drive, Kohler, Wis.