Fiesta de Gingerbread

December 10, 2012

Fiesta de Gingerbread was created by Historic Interpreter Eric Minella.

Fiesta de Gingerbread was created by Historic Interpreter Eric Minella.

Fiesta de Reyes is proud to participate in the Old Town Gingerbread Tour. More than 15 businesses in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park will be featured on the gingerbread tour. Come down and check out all the beautiful creations this December!

The gingerbread house first became popular in Germany after the Brothers Grimm published "Hansel and Gretel" in the 19th century. Early German settlers brought the gingerbread house to the Americas and the tradition become more and more popular in North America, especially in the 20th century.

The gingerbread house first became popular in Germany after the Brothers Grimm published “Hansel and Gretel” in the 19th century. Early German settlers brought the gingerbread house to the Americas and the tradition become more and more popular in North America, especially in the 20th century.

Gingerbread houses have been around for hundreds of years. The first gingerbread is thought to have been made by Catholic monks in Europe for special holidays and festivals. England, France, and especially Germany were known to eat and celebrate with gingerbread treats.

Gingerbread houses have been around for hundreds of years. The first gingerbread is thought to have been made by Catholic monks in Europe for special holidays and festivals. England, France, and especially Germany were known to eat and celebrate with gingerbread treats.

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