Virtual Gingerbread 2020

gingerbread wonderland



Well, we may not be able to have a ”traditional“ Gingerbread Wonderland this year at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morristown....BUT...we are working to bring you a VIRTUAL Gingerbread experience this year....and look forward to seeing you (for real) in 2021

We think you will enjoy your 2020 experience -- our 29th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland, with many gingerbread displays built, photographed, and incorporated into a website display that you can easily access.


Be a part of this Morris County holiday tradition this year by entering and then visiting the show. Here are all the materials you need to enter your own creation in this year's Gingerbread Wonderland (click on each to open in a separate window):


FIRST create your edible structure for entry into one of six categories: Adult, Family, Child, School Group, Scout Group and Special Needs. Rules for entries are on the entry form. Details of making a gingerbread creation are in the box at right.

NEXT photograph your beautiful result: 1 selfie with your entry, plus your three best shots, and go to our on-line entry form here.

After you submit your entry, it will be reviewed, screened and accepted in a week or so. We will send you an acknowledgment email. Total entries are limited, so be sure to get it to us as soon as possible.

How will I know if my submission has been received? You will be taken to a confirming page on our website when you save your entry. Then, you will receive a confirming email once your entry has been accepted.

How to View & Vote

Viewing the displays on line will be open to the public thru our website, starting in early December. We will post the link here when it becomes available.

In order to vote for your favorites, however, we must ask you to make a donation (on line as part of your display viewing experience) to help us defray both the cost of the Virtual Gingerbread and also with our other program costs. Doing so helps us to continue to subsidize the many activities and programs we are involved with at the Arboretum. Similarly, we will post the link here to the voting page when it opens.

Photo FAQs

  • What if my photographs won’t upload? Check your photo size: they cannot exceed 2MB in size each. If uploading from and iPhone or iPad, use change image size to Large to reduce to this limit. Also, you can rotate uploaded images to make them upright.
  • What if I don’t see the photographs from my submission on your website after December 5, 2020? Any submission that does not meet approval will not be displayed. You will be contacted by prior to this date if there are any questions.
  • Can I submit more than one entry? Only one entry can be submitted per person or group.
  • If your entry is not uploading from your smart phone or tablet, please submit your entry on your laptop or desktop computer.

Gingerbread Cookies

dancing cookie

Send a dozen scrumptious 5" gingerbread cookies to a LOCAL HERO, teacher or friend for $30 (plus shipping).

Order Form Here.

Thanks to This Year's Sponsor


... for all the prizes!


We are pleased to feature prior years’ winning entries the Gingerbread Wonderland. Click the individual links to view: