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, 2022
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Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
234 Kensington Road
Berlin, CT

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    Head over to the 14th Annual Gingerbread Contest.



    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.