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Celebrate Thursday Night Holiday Lights in Flemington


Gingerbread is the theme of the third Thursday Night Holiday Lights on Dec. 20 in Flemington, N.J.

The historic courthouse in Flemington will be re-created in gingerbread at a special unveiling at the Stangl Factory on Stangl Road from 6 to 8 p.m. Factory Fuel will make a miniature version of the Stangl Factory, where pottery was once made. The factory has been converted into a center for the arts and music.

The gingerbread courthouse will be made by Grateful Bites and decorated on-site by Culinary Director Ashlee Hunsbedt. The 2-foot-wide by 1-foot-tall courthouse will be finished using tempered chocolate, candies, cereals, marzipan, sugars and fondant.

Children can hone their decorating skills with their own gingerbread cookie for a $5 suggested donation to the nonprofit Ability 2 Work.

Also during the evening, CHIRP WorkShop will have a stuff-a-gingerbread-plushie booth for children. The cost is $12 each.

Sandy Edwards from WDVR radio will broadcast from the Stangl Factory, and there will be craft vendors.

All gingerbread houses will remain on display through Dec. 22.

Gingerbread night is part of Thursday Night Holiday Lights, the borough-wide celebration of the holidays with many free activities such as fire truck rides, story time, crafts, and more. Santa Claus will meet his fans at Lone Eagle Brewing where there will be a free craft for kids and hot cocoa.

The Whitehouse Wind Symphony will perform a concert at the United Methodist Church at 116 Main St., from 7:30 to 9 p.m. It is their last performance of the year. The program includes a selection of holiday favorites and a medley from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

Children will be invited to participate, and everyone can sing along.

Students from Hunterdon Central High School will perform at the courthouse from 6 to 7 p.m.

Thursday Night Holiday Lights is sponsored by the Flemington Community Partnership and ShopRite.