13th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

Saturday, December 10 – Thursday, December 29, 2022
Celebrate the season with delicious decorations!

December 10, 2022

Events > 13th Annual Gingerbread House Contest

Event Information


Saturday, December 10
to Thursday, December 29
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Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
234 Kensington Road
Berlin, CT

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    Delicious Decorations!

    The Library is celebrating the season with our annual Gingerbread House Contest! The contest will take place at the Library this year. Stop by to check out all the gingerbread creations—and to vote for your favorite. Voting will also take place online.

    Need inspiration? Check out our previous gingerbread creations: 2021



    Congrats to our winners! Check out our photo album on Facebook to see all the 2022 entries, plus photos of our favorite details.


    Important Dates

    First day to drop off your gingerbread Saturday, December 10
    Last day to drop off your gingerbread Friday, December 16
    First day to vote Saturday, December 17
    Last day to vote Wednesday, December 21
    Winner announced Thursday, December 22
    Last day to see/pick up gingerbread Thursday, December 29



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


    Construction Guidelines

    • Gingerbread houses must be constructed primarily of edible materials and icing
    • Bases for the projects must not exceed 24 inches by 24 inches.
    • YES! You can use store-bought gingerbread kits.
    • No electricity may be used.

    Entries must have a card attached to the bottom that includes the following information:

    • Category ( gingerbread / children’s gingerbread )
    • Names of all contestant
    • Phone number
    • Email address


    Want your gingerbread house back?

    You must pick up any items before the end of the day on Thursday, December 29. Anything left behind will be donated or discarded.

    The Library is closed for the Christmas weekend. The Library will be closed immediately after the contest ends, December 23-26. If you prefer to pick up your house before then, please make arrangements to pick up your house the evening of Thursday, December 22.



    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.