Gingerbread House Competition 2017 Winners:

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's Gingerbread House Competition! The pieces that were brought in were beautiful, and we hope that you will take the time to see them during viewing hours.

The Simsbury Free Library will be open for viewing the houses on:

Tuesday, November 21st, 11:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday, November 22nd, 1:00-3:00pm

Saturday, November 25th, 4:00-6:30pm (Simsbury Celebrates!)

Tuesday, November 28th, 11:00am-5:00pm

Thursday, November 30th, 11:00am-5:00pm

Competition winners:

Nota Yannios-Juengst won the Masters category with “Winter Wondeland Chalet”. 
Robin Konopka came in 2nd with her Native American teepee. 

Kristin Wallace won the Adult category with her replica of Plan B. 
Jennifer Moreau came in 2nd with her Alpine Chalet. 

Tara Willerup, Sarah Hart, Sarah Neagoy, Laura Riley, and Marilyn Giese from the Simsbury Free Library with their replica of the building  won the Team category.
Jennifer Cerny and Linzy Givan came in 2nd with their Simsbury four seasons display. 
The Connolly family, Kiernan, Brennan, and Grady cane in 3rd with their replica of Rosedale Farms. 

Hudson Sirois won the Youth category with “The Christmas Barn.”  
There was a 3-way tie for 2nd between:
Emilia Auger with a beautiful Winter scene
Alexa Querim with a beautiful winter scene
Charlotte Roberts with Santa’s workshop


Press Release:
Simsbury Celebrates 2017 is scheduled for Saturday, November 25, 2017. The event necessitates the closing of Hopmeadow Street, Route 10, between Plank Hill Road and Drake Hill Road between the hours of 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM and traffic will be detoured onto Iron Horse Boulevard. Only local traffic will be allowed to Plank Hill Road. All other traffic will be rerouted onto Iron Horse Boulevard.

The following streets and businesses are affected by the road closure:
Phelps Lane
Library Lane
Station Street
Eaglewood Lane
Simsbury 1820 House

Access to the above streets and businesses must be made via Wilcox Street.  Due to the closure of Route 10, Wilcox Street must be accessed from Iron Horse Boulevard.

 Heavy traffic volume is anticipated so please plan your travel accordingly.  Please visit the event website at for program information.

 Please note that we are unable to close both Hopmeadow Street (Route 10) and Iron Horse Boulevard at the same time.  Please remember to use caution when crossing streets and always use sidewalks and crosswalks for safety. 


Make a donation to Simsbury Celebrates online: 

You can now make a donation to Simsbury’s annual welcoming in the holiday celebration, Simsbury Celebrates, online!  Individuals, families and small businesses may make personal contributions of $20.17 (for the 2017 event), $25, $50, $100 or $150.  Please visit and on the main page you will see a link to make donations online. You will be directed to the Simsbury Recreation website, where you will have to log in with your existing account or create a new account. The Simsbury Celebrates committee does not share or sell names or addresses to any other organizations. All donations help defray the event cost for this year's November 25 event. Join the fun, and help make this Simsbury Celebrates the best event yet!