7. World’s Largest Gingerbread Village

Gingerbread lane holiday decorations
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Chelsea Market is this year’s host to one of the world’s largest gingerbread villages! The village is made of 1,000 gingerbread structures from houses and pizzerias to ice-cream parlors and more, all crafted by Guinness World Record holder Jon Lovitch. Lovitch has been making GingerBread Lane installations for over 25 years. Previous iterations of the largest gingerbread village have popped up all over the country in landmark sites like the Smithsonian Museum and Rockefeller Center. The Chelsea Market display will be up through January 7th, 2023.