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Gingerbread creations by schools and community groups will be on display at the festival. 

KOHLER – Kohler’s Waelderhaus will be hosting the 26th annual Gingerbread Festival Friday, Nov. 25-Friday, Dec. 30. Festivities will take place 1-5 p.m. Sunday-Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, with the exceptions of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.

The highlight of the festival will be dozens of gingerbread creations designed by local schools and community groups, including gingerbread houses, sculptures and other handiworks. Visitors will have a chance to vote on their favorites, with cash prizes being given to the winners in several age groups.

The festival will also feature live musical performances on Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 18. All performances will be at 2 p.m. Here is a list of musical acts:

Nov. 26 - Golden Chordaliers

Nov. 27 - Harpist Nancy Lescher Drabot

Dec. 3 - Concordia Singing Society

Dec. 4 - Plymouth High School Mistletones*

Dec. 10 - Pianist Max Becker

Dec. 11 - Cedar Grove-Belgium Rocket Choir and the Rockettes

Dec. 17 - Kohler High School Madrigals*

Dec. 18 - Jane Van Maaren Group – Seasonal Strings

*Holiday caroling performances will be held outside on the drive of the Waelderhaus.

The Gingerbread Festival is free and open to the public, but advance reservations are recommended to view and vote for the gingerbread creations. Call Waelderhaus at 920-453-2851 or visit for more information.

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