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The Magical land of Gingerbread Houses

Join us and create holiday memories

There's something magical about gingerbread houses, the confectionary and architectural wonders of the holidays. When people share their gingerbread stories you can always see a twinkle in their eye as their face lights up. We want to extend those memories to you when you see the magical land of gingerbread houses at the Arcola Flower Patch Bed and Breakfast.

Starting soon you will have an opportunity to share this creative experience. Some people are bringing one child with them to build their own Gingerbread House. The dates are:

November 19
December 6
December 7
December 21

We provide:
  • The house kit
  • The Tools
  • The Royal Icing Glue
  • The "sweet" building materials
To register call 217.268.4876

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Then during the first weekend of November and continuing through the end of December, The Arcola Flower Patch Bed & Breakfast will display an array of festive gingerbread houses that guests and visitors have created. Both Bed & Breakfasts will be open for everyone to stop by and view these holiday villages.

Gingerbread Teas

Make it an afternoon and book one of our famous high tea parties* for your family and friends. Holiday treats and music is included. You can also shop in our Flower Patch boutique for all your holiday gifts. Find that something special for everyone on your list.

The Arcola Flower Patch Bed & Breakfast holiday gingerbread house event coordinates with the City of Arcola's Christmas Open House which features a visit from Santa, ice sculpting, music and shopping at the Main Street antique and gift shops.

If you would like to partake in the gingerbread fun, everyone is invited to create one of your own gingerbread houses and add it to our display. The maximum size of no larger than 18" x 18" makes it easy to have a house and some landscaping.

So delight in the magical land of gingerbread houses at the Arcola Flower Patch Bed & Breakfast and be prepared to be swept up in the holiday spirit.

*High teas and holiday dinners are by reservation only.

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