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Weekends: November 30th – December 22nd, 2019
Fridays 5pm-8pm | Saturdays 11am-7pm | Sundays 12pm-4pm

Weekends starting November 30 through December 22nd in 2019 patrons can visit with Santa Claus in the Culinary Institute’s life-sized gingerbread house and take part in activities – cookie decorating for children, holiday crafts, letters to Santa, story reading, chef demos and more. In addition, there is live entertainment, face painting, music, and magicians and everywhere you look – it is decorated for the holiday season!



Each weekend features low cost and free activities for the whole family, including live entertainment, stations and a chance to meet Santa himself!

Gingerbread Competition

Gingerbread Competition

December 5th - December 10, 2019

The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute is proud to be hosting our annual Gingerbread Competition in conjunction with the Gingerbread Wonderland event.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute welcomes thousands of visitors to Gingerbread Wonderland each holiday season, and we have some sweet opportunities for you to get involved in the festivities!

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, November 30, 2019

You won't want to miss this festive breakfast with Santa! Young and old will enjoy the delicious breakfast and entertainment. Following breakfast, children will be able to get their face painted and decorate cookies!

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Toy Train Show

Toy Train Show

Saturday, December 14 -
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Niagara Orleans Model Railroad Engineers, Inc. (NOMRE) bring their train displays for enthusiasts young and old.



Interested in giving back this holiday season? Then donate your time and volunteer during the Gingerbread Wonderland magic! Different volunteer positions include selling tickets, helping kids decorate cookies, write letters to Santa, create crafts, and more!

Check out the other holiday events happening near the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute as a part of Jingle Falls USA


Parking Information

Parking is available for the Gingerbread Wonderland on the 3rd floor of the ramp adjacent to the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. Follow the signs!

  • Visitors and guests of the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute can conveniently park in the city operated Rainbow Ramp, at the north end of Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
  • Entrances to the Rainbow Ramp are located on either 1st Street or Rainbow Boulevard near Niagara Street.
  • Once inside the ramp, please proceed to the 3rd floor to the south end of the parking structure.
  • There will be a door at this end leading directly into Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. Do not enter in the doors that lead to the street.
  • Please bring your parking ticket to be validated to the first floor at the reception desk.
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