It's November and we are eagerly anticipating the official beginning of the holiday season. So what do we do? We kick it into gear by going to the GingerBread Jubilee of course! The GingerBread Jubilee is a benefit auction that makes it possible for the Craterian Theater to bring all of the wonderful national and international performers to us locally here in the Rogue Valley. It is a long-running celebration that will surely become a family tradition.
When you walk in you are immediately hit with the sweet heavenly scent of gingerbread. And then, you see the displays and you just want to dig in...with your eyes and your mouth. The first displays were all by students ages 18 and under. Simply amazing!
This was just awesome! The speeder and all of the characters were perfect down to every minute detail. If you look around the whole display you will find Han Solo, Guido and Princess Leia in addition to a lot of other characters.
After the student category we went upstairs to look at the group displays. These were really fun because it was creations by groups like Girl Scout troops and families. You could see little parts where different ages added their personal touches. They made me want to try building a gingerbread house with my children.
It was really fun seeing all of the creations the artists put together and the imagination in using all sorts of candies and cookies to make amazing, edible works of art. The final section consisted of Adult entries. All I could say is wow!
Can you see Kevin? Made me smile.
All together there were over 50 different gingerbread creations. At the end we all got to vote for our favorite and even our three year old chose her own.
After we voted we sat down, listened to some holiday music by local musicians and enjoyed a homemade gingerbread cookie.
Watching the joy and wonder on our little ones faces as they took in each sweet, little detail made me realize that we will be coming back every year. From the Christmas decor, to the holiday music and cookies, it all just made the occasion that much, more special.
If you want to go Gingerbread Jubilee will be Saturday-Monday, November 18th-20th. It is located at the Craterian Theater at 23 S Central in Medford and it only costs three dollars per person to get in. You will surely leave with dreams of the wonderful season that we are just at the beginning of and with anticipation of all the joy that the holidays bring. Happy Holidays!!