By Jeff Sovelove
The holiday season got off to a sweet start with the 27th annual Gingerbread Wonderland & Craft Show at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township.
Candy works of art created by children, adults, scout troops, and adults wowed big crowds with their imagination and creativity. The staff expected at least 1,700 people to view the final day of the show last Sunday.
Some of the creations took up to 120 hours to make. That’s three full working weeks for most of us. Popular themes this year included castles, a faithful model of the Madison Dodge Hall, and Alice stuck in a too-small-house.
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Santa also was well represented in the delicious houses, as were the reindeer.
Justine, one of the visitors, said, “This is amazing. We love it and it’s magical. We missed the last couple of years and couldn’t wait to see it this year.”
As a certain jolly old elf would say: “Ho, ho, ho.”