12th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

Saturday, December 11 – Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Celebrate the season with delicious decorations!

December 11, 2021

Events > 12th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

Event Information


Saturday, December 11
to Wednesday, December 22
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Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
234 Kensington Road
Berlin, CT

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    The Library is celebrating the season with our annual Gingerbread House Contest!

    The contest will once again take place in person. Visit the library to see all the beautiful gingerbread creations and cast your vote. Voting will also be open online.

    Winners will receive a gift card to Praline’s Ice Cream.

    Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.


    Congrats to our winners! Check out our photo album on Facebook to see all the 2021 entries, plus photos of our favorite details.


    Important Dates

    Drop off your creation between Saturday, December 11, and Wednesday, December 15.

    Voting (online and in-person) will take place between Thursday, December 16, and Monday, December 20. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, December 21.

    Gingerbread creations will remain on display until Wednesday, December 22. All items must be picked up before the end of of the day. Anything left behind will be donated or discarded.

    Drop Off Saturday, December 11 – Wednesday, December 15
    Voting Thursday, December 16 – Monday, December 20
    Winner Announced Tuesday, December 21
    Last Day Wednesday, December 22



    • Gingerbread: individuals, groups, businesses, clubs, etc.
    • Children’s Gingerbread: individuals or groups age 10 and younger.


    Construction Guidelines

    • Creations must be constructed primarily of edible materials and icing
    • Bases for the projects must not exceed 24” by 24”
    • Gingerbread kits may be used
    • No electricity may be used

    Entries must have a card attached to the underside of the base that includes the following information:

    • Category (“Gingerbread” or “Children’s Gingerbread”)
    • All contestant name(s)
    • Phone number
    • Email address

    Photo and Video Disclaimer

    The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, as a public place, reserves the right to photograph and record groups and individuals using library services and attending library programs, and to publish those photographs and videos publicly in its newsletter and on social media outlets. Please contact 860-828-7125 with questions.

    Accommodations Statement

    If you require special accommodation for any library sponsored event, please call 860-828-7125 or email library@berlinpeck.org at least ten (10) days prior to the event.