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Gingerbread Village runs through Dec. 16

After opening its doors for another season last week, the Gingerbread Village at the Ford Center on the Ole Miss campus has several activities in store before Christmas. The houses themselves were constructed by Oxonians and businesses alike.

One of the houses featured this year is from Holli’s Sweet Tooth, a candy shop on the Square.

“We came up with the idea for a Polar Express theme,” Tess Pessaking, an employee with the shop, said. “Everyone had a role in making it. We’re really proud of it.”

The Gingerbread Village is open today from 12-3 p.m. and from 1-5 p.m.  through Friday, Dec. 16.

Jill Freeze, wife of Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze, will be hosting a “Big Kids Story Time” on Dec.14 beginning at 3:30 p.m. The event is designed for children in Kindergarten through sixth grade.

The following day, Jill Vitter, wife of UM Chancellor Jeff Vitter, will be taking part in Story Time for Toddler and preschool-age children at 10:30 a.m.

Admission into the Gingerbread Village is free. Visitors to the events are encouraged to bring non-perishable items for donation.