Annual Gingerbread House Competition

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Annual Gingerbread House Competition

December 9, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Join us on December 9th for our 5th Annual Downtown Gingerbread House Competition!

We’ll host two 2-hour competitions with 1.5 hours for creating and 30 minutes for judging + awards. Winners will be announced and receive a prize at the end of each competition. Enjoy a holiday cash bar with festive holiday beverages while you work.

Tickets are $40 per gingerbread house, and each house can have a team of up to 4 decorators. Each group will have 1.5 hours to construct and decorate their houses. NOTE: Each competition will have a 12 + under category and an all ages category.

Competition Times

  • 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

To participate in this event, you must pre-register by purchasing a ticket and identifying your shift. Your ticket includes:

  • Entry for parties of up to four (4) people
  • Gingerbread house pieces, royal frosting, limited candy supplies to decorate, and boxing so you can take your creation home for the holidays!
  • Groups are encouraged to bring extra supplies for their creation. All houses must be 100% edible.


Graduate Iowa City
210 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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