Gingerbread House Decorating

The Gingerbread Workshop is back for another year! The Holliston Newcomers Club will be hosting this holiday tradition on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at the Mt. Hollis Lodge in Holliston. Join families from around the area as they gather for some creative, hands – on fun. There will be prizes, refreshments and your very own gingerbread house to decorate and take home.

This year we are partnering with Gaetano’s Bakery in Holliston. Owner, Gaetano Arria, has generously offered to bake the delicious houses for all to decorate! After 31 years working at the famed Mike’s Pastry in the North End, and 6 years owning his own shop in Medway, Gaetano relocated to Holliston and has quickly become a community favorite. We are very excited to have him join us.

Tickets include gingerbread houses and all the candy you can fit on them! Cost is $35 per house (we are sold out!) and multiple people can work on one house. Seatings are available 10am – 11am; 11:30am- 12:30pm ; 1pm – 2pm ; 2:30pm – 3:30pm; 4:00pm - 5:00pm.

Proceeds benefit the Holliston Newcomers Grant Fund. In 2016 funds raised by the HNC were awarded to community programs such as The Holliston PTO, Holliston in Bloom, The Holliston Library, and the Holliston Police Department.


Thank you to all of the businesses and inviduals who have so generously donated time and supplies to make this event a success!

Gaetano's Bakery
Fiske General Store
Mt. Hollis Lodge
Girl Scouts of Holliston
CVS Holliston
Shaws Ashland
Price Choppers Hopkinton
Target Milford
Soul Spirit Studio


We are partnering with the Holliston Pantry Shelf to provide tickets to this event to families in need. Please consider purchasing a ticket below. and indicate in comments that it is for the Pantry Shelf.

For any allergy or other related questions please contact Diana at or Beth at



Gingerbread Update

On December 9th 125 families from in and around Holliston gathered to decorate gingerbread houses and share in some holiday cheer. As a club we faced some challenges this year, with the baker who had made the houses for many years being unable to help. In true Holliston fashion countless members from the community banded together to make sure this event remained  a success! Gaetanos Aria, from Gaetanos bakery started off by baking the houses, then Pamela Pinter Parsons from A Soul Spirit collected candy donations from residents. Fiske's General Store, Target, Price Chopper, Shaws, Roche Brothers and CVS Holliston donated supplies. Town residents and HNC members rolled up their sleeves and assembled 125 houses. On the day of the event a surprise snowstorm was no match for the Holliston Freemasons, who after donating their space to us, worked all day clearing snow from the driveway and walkways for visiting families. HNC Club members worked from 8am to 6pm stocking candy, filling bags of icing and making sure every kid in the space was having a great time. Thank you to EVERYONE who contributed - from Angela Page who guided us in PR starting in September, to John Keogh creating and sending out e-blasts and newsletter updates, to Kim Adkin and Debbie Colburn, who spent their entire day volunteering. Beth and I were blown away by your generosity. Not only were we all able to provide special memories to so many town and club members, we were able to raise over $2500 for our community grant fund! Seeing all of those smiling faces as they participated in what for many families has become a treasured tradition, truly showed just what this club and the people in it are all about. Thank You!

Our next fundraising event will be the Princess and Superheroes party in April. If you are thinking you might have interest in getting involved in planning please let me know; we would love for you to join us!

Diana and Beth
Gingerbread Co-Chairs