A little over a year ago, Gibbet Hill was host to a scene of a major motion picture! Fences were taken down, and modern buildings were digitally removed, but you can’t miss Gibbet Hill as the back drop in one of the most epic scenes in the recent adaptation of the movie, Little Women.
Click here to see a map of filming locations throughout Massachusetts!
Gibbet Hill Grill co-owner, Kate Webber, is at it again this holiday season with her magnificent gingerbread creations. In addition to our annual fireplace mantle display, Kate has created an additional gingerbread house, a replica of the Orchard House (see details below), to be raffled and awarded to one lucky winner. All raffle ticket proceeds will go directly to UTEC, whose mission and promise is to ignite and nurture the ambition of our most disconnected young people to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success. Raffle tickets will be on sale November 28-December 17. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn on December 17th at 6:00pm, allowing the lucky winner to enjoy the gingerbread castle throughout the holiday.
TWO WAYS TO PURCHASE RAFFLE TICKETS OR DONATE:
1.) Visit Gibbet Hill Grill and purchase a ticket at the host stand.
2.) Purchase a ticket on line by clicking the button below. Tickets are $5 each so you will receive an entry for each increment of $5.
This year’s gingerbread house for raffle is (loosely) based on the Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts, the home of the Alcott family and the house where Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women. Gibbet Hill was thrilled to be one of the locations chosen to shoot the most recent rendition of the film, which will be released on Christmas Day.
Sometimes we need a little bit of magic in our lives, so this year we thought we’d create it out of gingerbread.Here are some of our favorite fairy tales and nursery rhymes: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, TheOld Woman Who Lived in the Shoe, Humpty Dumpty, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel & Gretel, and Little Red Riding Hood.
As always, everything in the display (except for the lights) is completely edible.To answer some already frequent questions: Humpty Dumpty is made out of gingerbread, and Helper Elf painted his face by hand with food coloring. Hansel & Gretel’s stove is made out of yogurt covered raisins, Little Red Riding Hood’s grandmother’s roof is made out of shredded wheat, and the rose bushes around Sleeping Beauty’s tower are made out of grape stems.We no longer keep exact records of the amount of raw materials we use each year, but there were about 60 cups of flour involved, more than 20 pounds of sugar, and somewhere around 7 dozen eggs (including the ones Kate broke).
We hope you enjoy The Woods, and thank you all for being such wonderful guests.Have a magical holiday season.