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Sat. Nov. 29
Exhibit opening
and contest judging
from 1 to 4pm

Thurs. Dec. 18
Raffle winners

Sat. Dec. 20
Exhibit closes and
gingerbread FIREhouses may be picked up from
the museum
Join us this Saturday (Nov. 29th) from 1 to 4pm for the Aurora Regional Fire Museum’s 6th annual holiday exhibit opening and Gingerbread FIREhouse Contest.More than a dozen gingerbread FIREhouses, fire stations, and burning buildings have been specially crafted for this event.  Contest rules state that all entries depict a firefighting themed architectural structure (real or imaginary), and that everything except for the base,  must be 100% edible. Over $500 in cash and prizes will be awarded by a panel of judges.


Also back for the holidays are our family of festive firehouse mice who have taken up residence to decorate the Aurora Regional Fire Museum. See CoCo as he bakes in the museum’s kitchen, Sparks as he tries to ring a fire bell, and Ashes as he decorates a 1948 fire engine…. We’ll give you a special treat if you can spot all the holiday mice.

The Gingerbread FIREhouse Exhibit opens — and will be judged — on Saturday, November 29th with special activities, FREE admission for the day, a visit from Santa the Fire Chief, storytelling, a holiday mouse hunt, and more. All gingerbread FIREhouses will remain on exhibit at the Aurora Regional Fire Museum though Saturday December 20th, and most will be available by raffle.

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For more information about the Aurora Regional Fire Museum’s Gingerbread FIREhouse Contest and Holiday Exhibit, along with the latest hours, exhibit, and special event information, visit the Aurora Regional Fire Museum’s website: