When your mom, dad, or caretaker read "Hansel & Gretel" to you as a child, when the kids got to the big ass gingerbread house, were you like, "Yes. That is what I want?"

If so, one: you totally missed the point of the story, but it's okay– we're pretty sure we all did.

Two: Missing the point is irrelevant because it's something that you can actually do IRL. 

Once again, Madison Square Park will be transformed into Taste of Home's Gingerbread Boulevard for two weeks, starting December 6th.

In case you weren't around last year, Folgers sponsors these life-sized gingerbread houses, which are crafted from ginger bricks and decorated with frosting, peppermint sticks, gum drops, and more.

As reported by Time Out NY, you can actually go into the houses, where there are interactive pieces like decorating a Christmas tree and snowmen (made of marshmallows, of course).

In case you're starting to feel reaaaally Hansel & Gretel-esque and can't keep your hands to yourself, if last year was any indication, there should be some complimentary candy and coffee to keep yourself occupied.

You know, before Rudy Giuliani in a dress (the closest NYC has to a cannibalistic witch) nabs you.


If you're planning to visit the area, Madison Square Park's Christmas Tree lighting ceremony will also be on December 6th at 4:30 p.m. if you want to be around for that.

The gingerbread houses will be on display through December 18th.

[via TimeOut NY]