K&K’s 4th Day of Christmas: ArkDe’s Annual Gingerbread House Exhibition

While I fancy delicious Biryani and spicy Indian savouries during the festive season, Kaity and little Krissy are fond lovers of gingerbread cookies called as ‘pepparkakor’ in Swedish!

I heard of the ArkDe’s Annual Gingerbread House Exhibition that was happening and I thought it would be something my girls will enjoy!

So off we went to the ArkDe’s Museum! The bus from Stockholm Central Station (Bus No. 65 heading to Arkitektur-/Moderna Museet) goes through one of the scenic stretches of Stockholm. The Stockholm Skyline was a beautiful sight!

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The Gingerbread Houses displayed are actually submissions of this year’s Annual Gingerbread House Competition conducted by the ArkDe’s museum.

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The theme for this year was ‘Boundless’. The goal was to make people think out of the box and discard all stereotype notions of how a gingerbread house or a city should look like!

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The competitors were grouped into three categories: Architects, Designers & Professional Bakers, Upto twelve year olds and Everyone who bakes!

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The display was unique and creative. Me and the girls were wowed by each!

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While each house is an intricate creation, I was amazed at how each competitor had presumed the theme ‘Boundless’. The gingerbread houses were prototypes of what an ideal world will look like. By ideal, I don’t mean candy-coated houses. By an ideal world, I meant a world without intolerance, discrimination, prejudice or violence. A world governed by peace and harmony. That is the message each little display conveyed!

If you plan to visit the exhibition, make sure you read the description beneath each display.

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This dragon was voted the winner by the audience!

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The prize of the audience: Lyckodraken – Simone Stadthagen.

The exhibition is open until 7th January 2018. Do check out the ArkDes Pepparkakshus Opening Hours during the holidays. It is a relatively small exhibition. It wouldn’t take more than 45 mins to go through the 101 submissions. But definitely a must-visit if you are a gingerbread cookie lover!

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It was after visiting this exhibition, we bumped on Japanese Anime Cosplay Girls and met Santa Claus!

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