Gingerbread Takeover 2023

Run, run as fast as you can… can’t catch me, I’m the GINGERBREAD MAN!
Join the Metuchen Downtown Alliance and Downtown Businesses for a fun day of mischievous gingerbread men, story telling, gingerbread themed specials, and our Love It or List It Gingerbread House Contest

Gingerbread Man Story Session

11am at Pastry Lu (397 Main Street)
12pm at Awesome Yo Bakery (50 Pearl Street)
1pm at Peterson Park (446 Main Street)

Join the Metuchen Downtown Alliance for holiday crafts after story telling at Peterson Park

Love It or List It Gingerbread House Contest

Will you LOVE IT?!? or will you LIST IT?!? Metuchen’s annual Gingerbread House competition is in full swing with a Love It or List It – Gingerbread House Edition.

N.B.: First 10 submissions get a $10 Downtown Metuchen Dollars to use at holiday retailers
Preregistration required for $10 Downtown Metuchen Dollars (Registration Link)

(1) Drop off your house starting at 3pm (December 9th, Saturday) at Beans and Bread.
(2) Get creative! A house, an apartment complex, a tent, if you can live in it, you can submit it!
(3) Voting will be done by the general public from 4 PM (Saturday, December 9) to 3PM (Sunday, December 10). Each voter will receive one green (love it) and one red token (list it) to submit in a red or green ballot box. Additional tokens may be purchased for $1 each.
(4) Everything but the board/pan must be 100% edible. Materials may be homemade or store bought.
(5) “Love It” winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to a Downtown Metuchen business of their choice. The “List It” winner will receive Fixer Upper kit and $10 Downtown Metuchen Dollars !

Business Specials