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A holiday tradition since 1984!

The Gingerbread Competition & Display at Peddler’s Village is a feast for the eyes with more than 100 creative and whimsical entries crafted by the public in different categories. The gingerbread entries will be on exhibit during shopping hours from November 17 through January 13, 2024 in the Visitor & Event Center. Admission is free.

Plan your visit
  • Weekday and weekday evening visits are strongly encouraged. Lines and wait times can be long on weekends.
  • Strollers must be left outside.
  • No food or drink.
  • No animals (unless a certified service animal).
  • Please do not touch the items on display.
  • Guests must be in line 30 minutes before closing and vacate the building at closing time.

Display Hours
Mon – Sat: 10AM – 9PM
Sunday: 11AM – 7PM
Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: 10AM – 4PM
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Eve: 10AM – 4PM
New Year’s Day: 12 – 6PM

January 2-13, 2024
Mon – Thu: 10AM – 5PM
Fri & Sat: 10AM – 8PM
Sunday: 11AM – 5PM

2023 Winners

Congratulations to all of our 2023 participants.

People’s Choice Award

Drumroll please! Over 750 votes were tabulated and the Village is pleased to congratulate People’s Choice winner: “Christmas Under the Sea” (#73) by Kelly and Sue Mcdowell.

Professional Gingerbread

1st Place: “Chuck E. Freeze: Reindeer Games. Rudolph Welcome!” (#130) by Pat Toner
2nd Place: “Sheard’s Mill Covered Bridge” (#126) by Heather Lattig
3rd Place: “We Fish you a Merry Christmas.” (#103) by Lisa Razzi

Traditional Holiday Gingerbread

1st Place: “The Gingerbread Competition in Miniature” (#118) by Beth Jameson and Abigail Jameson Folz
2nd Place: “Home for the Holidays” (#24) by Jen Snyder and Michelle Quaresima
2nd Place: “Home for the Holidays” (#83) by Lisa Viola
3rd Place: “Gingerbready or not, here we come!” (#94) by Corinne Driscoll and Palmer Lenaz
4th Place: “Santa’s sleigh repair” (#59) by Chris Patrizio and Ann
5th Place: “SNOWFLAKE COTTAGE” (#128) by Victoria Vassello
Honorable Mention: “A Tree-Mendous Christmas!” (#7) by Neelima Ravi
Honorable Mention: “The Reindeer Barn” (#116) by Keith, Connor, and Keirsten Wagner
Honorable Mention: Deck the Pagoda (#76) Jaime Johnson

Authentic Reproduction of a Bucks County Landmark

1st Place: “All Aboard the Santa Train” (#49) by Jade and Sarah Mumma
2nd Place: “Kids Castle” (#68) by Christie Alderman and Consie Sindet
3rd Place: “Pearl S. Buck House” (#56) by Erin McNelis, Cormac Lutz, and Ainslie Kieschnick
4th Place: “Christmas at the County” (#92) by Kate Sielski
5th Place: “Havana” (#72) by Kate and Mark Robinson
Honorable Mention: “Delaware Canal Locktender’s House” (#129) by Lora Cipriano

Holly Jolly

1st Place: “The Radio City Gingerbread Spectacular” (#104) by Adam Shapiro
2nd Place: “Whimsical Winter Wedding” (#101) by Nicole Scerbo
3rd Place: “Festival of lights, meet gingerbread delights” (#5) by Maxx Barry
4th Place: “Baking Spirits Bright” (#99) by Lana Lang and James Stokes
5th Place: “Meet Me at the Eagle” (#70) by Nicole and Kurt Skowronek
Honorable Mention: “Up to Snow Good” (#108) by Jacqueline Rivera and Jeanette Italiano
Honorable Mention: “Gingerbread Advent Calendar” (#112) by Leanne Sebastian

Incredibly Unusual 3-Dimensional Holiday Gingerbread Creation

1st Place: “For Janie” (#71) by April Hill
2nd Place: “Joy” (#58) by Jim and Jay Lynch
3rd Place: “Charting A Course to Christmas” (#125) by Maryanne Garcia
4th Place: “Sant’s Sailboat Aho Ho Ho Matey” (#85) by Greg and Ryan D’Uva
5th Place: “Gingerbread House of the Dragon” (#107) by Rachel Glauser
Honorable Mention: “Christmas Under the Sea” (#73) by Kelly and Sue Mcdowell
Honorable Mention: “Pretty In Peppermint” (#109) by Tracy Downing
Honorable Mention: “A Caroling We Go ” (#80) by Kaitlyn Clark

Lights! Camera! Icing!

1st Place: “It’s a SpongeBob Christmas” (#69) by Christie Alderman
2nd Place: “Merry Mario Bros Christmas” (#63) by Scalfaro Girls
3rd Place: “Hogsmeade Holiday – Harry Potter” (#44) by Kim Turturro
4th Place: “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (#19) by Sophia Carroll and Emily Madara
5th Place: “Big Bird Runs Away” (#52) by Charlotte and Seth Lang
Honorable Mention: “Oogie’s Holiday Tricks and Treats” (#62) by Sharon and Logan Griffin
Honorable Mention: “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas” (#82) by Stephanie Young

Teen (Ages 12-17)

1st Place: “Sweet Dreams” (#88) by Ava Dunbar
2nd Place: “The Ho Ho Ho Hideaway” (#77) by Marjorie Yaschur
3rd Place: “Merry Christmas (Taylor’s Version)” (#35) by Sophia Leone
Honorable Mention: “Jingle Barn” (#41) by Cyan Bookbinder
Honorable Mention: “Christmas Wonderland” (#45) by Ava Frederick

Youth (Ages 9-11)

1st Place: “Santa’s Secret Workshop” (#38) by Ashlyn Kornuszko
2nd Place: “Winter Wonderland Village” (#122) by Emma Sherman, Brielle and Mia Rosenfeld
3rd Place: “Christmas in the Sand” (#65) by Elle Foytlin
Honorable Mention: “Sugarplum Fairy Cottage” (#37) by Abby Leone
Honorable Mention: “Winter Farmhouse” (#47) by Henry White
Honorable Mention: “Candy Cottage Catastrophe” (#95) by Emma Reynolds

Kids Only! (Ages 8 & Under)

1st Place: “Christmas Storytime cottage on Palomino” (#57) by Picasso Kid’s Class
2nd Place: “A Bumble Christmas” (#43) by Hailey Beauregard
3rd Place: “Heidi’s Hut” (#64) by Riley Weckenman
Honorable Mention: “Hot Cocoa Stand” (#28) by Valentina Rivera
Honorable Mention: “Super Santa” (#79) by Noah Weiss
Honorable Mention: “North Pole Igloo” (#127) by Grayden Schoen