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11th Annual Gingerbread House Competition

  • Dates: December 4, 2021
  • Presenting Organization: Heart of the Holidays
  • Venue: Downtown Cary
  • Location: Cary
  • Address: Cary, NC 27513
  • Times: 10am-4pm
  • Admission: Free


Visit Downtown Cary as it is transformed into a walking gallery of amateur gingerbread houses. Local participants work hard to design, create, and display a gingerbread house that is yummy enough for an elf's visit! All houses will be on display in select downtown businesses on Saturday, December 4 with the winners being displayed all December long at the Cary Arts Center.

Want to Participate? Registration is now open for the Gingerbread House Competition. All entries must be in by 5pm on Tuesday, November 23.

Rules and Scoring- View information on the rules and scoring for the competition. This year, in addition to our first, second, and third place winners, we will have awards for our top three houses made by kids 12 years and under.