Solvang-style Gingerbread House

The Solvang-style Gingerbread House is an annual creation on display during Solvang Julefest.

Solvang-style Giant Gingerbread House

The Solvang-style Gingerbread House is an annual treat of the Solvang Julefest Celebration.

Come visit this amazing creation by fourth-generation Danish baker Bent Olsen during the month of December at Olsen's Danish Village Bakery & Coffee Shop, 1529 Mission Drive, Solvang, California, (Bakery phone: 805-688-6314).

Solvang Giant Gingerbread House Ingredients

275 lbs. of gingerbread dough
175 lbs. of powdered sugar
1 gallon of egg whites
Decorations to taste


Mix carefully, bake tenderly and assemble with good cheer!

Finished Proportions:

Approximately 8-feet by 11-feet by 10-feet tall. Adjust recipe to fit your special space!

Solvang Julefest Background

For its annual month-long Julefest (Yule-fest) Celebration, “California’s Denmark” transforms into a Northern European-style Christmas village. Solvang streets are illuminated with thousands of twinkle lights, carolers emerge around corners to enhance the authentic scene and dozens of special performances and open houses are being held. 

Events are free and open to the public. For more information, stop by the Solvang Visitor Center open daily from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at 1639 Copenhagen Drive or visit

Solvang style Giant Gingerbread House Info Recipe pdf