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A holiday tradition since 1984!

The Gingerbread Competition and 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 18 through January 8, 2023 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


2022 Winners

Congratulations to all of our 2022 participants.
Check below for the winners in each category.

Peoples’ Choice Award

Guests have voted “An Enchanted Christmas Evening at Canopy Cathedral Treehouse” by Robbin Hunsberger (#5) as their favorite gingerbread entry. Congratulations Robbin! PRIZE: Dinner for 4 at Cock ‘n Bull Restaurant.


Winners

1st Place: “North Pole Pastry” by Abby Nice (#6)
2nd Place: “Snowflake Cottage” by Stacey Hill (#7)
3rd Place: “Santa Claustrophobia” by Pat Toner (#3)

Show off your skills in any of the five themes listed below! Gingerbread entries created by professionals will be judged as one category. Professionals may only enter one gingerbread creation.

Please enter the Professional category if you have ever been paid or solicited for decorating, designing, or creating pastries or baked goods. Do you have a website, blog or business cards that solicit business for your baked goods? If the answer is yes to any of these, please enter the Professional category. Professional entries may place a company business card in their display. Professionals who enter an Amateur level will be disqualified.

Prizes:
1st Place: $350
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $250

Holidays are the time when almost everyone turns to classic traditions for decorating ideas and inspiration. Any structure is allowed in this category. Victorian, colonial, modern, house, barn, cottage – you decide. Make sure to decorate for Christmas!

Winners

1st Place: “Cozy Victorian Christmas” by Keith Plumadore & Sarah Pinard (#13)
2nd Place: “Home for Christmas” by Abigail & Beth Jameson (#2)
3rd Place: “Christmas Cabin in the Woof” by Joline Hoffner (#18)
4th Place: “A Cozy Christmas” by Melissa Cooper (#22)
5th Place: “Christmas at Helen’s” by Nicole Sorgini (#11)

Honorable Mentions:
“It’s A Winterful Life” by Rachel Glauser (#21)
“Sugar Plum Fairy Manor” by Fonta Reilly & Mariah Lanford (#10)

Prizes:
1st Place: $350
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $250
4th Place: $225
5th Place: $200
(2) Honorable Mentions: $50

How much icing would it take to build the Taj Mahal? This is the ultimate test of realism in the art of building with gingerbread! Journey around the globe for inspiration. Your display must include a picture of the real thing.

Winners

1st Place: “Vincent VanGogh’s Bedroom, Arles, France, 1889” by Jim & Jay Lynch, Karin Taney (#1)
& “An Enchanted Christmas Evening at Canopy Cathedral Treehouse” by Robbin Hunsberger (#5)
2nd Place: “West Wing Winter Wonderland” by Sean Nolan (#4)
3rd Place: “EPCOT (Experimental Prototype Christmas Of Tomorrow)” by Adam Shapiro (#3)
4th Place: “Poitou visits the Eiffel Tower” by Neelima Ravi (#7)
5th Place: “Historical ATG Learning Academy School Building” by Michelle DiSipio & ATG Learning Academy (#6)
Honorable Mention: “Hollywood Tower of Terror” by Alex Cipriano (#2)

Prizes:
1st Place: $350
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $250
4th Place: $225
5th Place: $200
Honorable Mentions: $50


Make a gingerbread creation that is out of the ordinary. Gingerbread structures need not be of a traditional design. Be creative. Let your imagination run Yuletide wild! No buildings or houses are allowed in this category.

Winners

1st Place: “The Gift of Christmas Present” by Kaitlyn Clark (#7)
2nd Place: “Snow Queen” by Nicole Scerbo (#8)
3rd Place: “Christmas Joy” by Victoria Kalnajs (#5)
4th Place: “Peace, Love & Poinsettias” by Tracy Flynn Downing (#1)
5th Place: “I Believe” by Laura McCracken (#11)

Honorable Mentions:
“In a Christmas Tree Lot Far Far Away” by Sarah Pinard & Keith Plumadore (#6)
“Hey Diddle Diddle” by Jade Mumma (#10)

Prizes:
1st Place: $350
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $250
4th Place: $225
5th Place: $200
(2) Honorable Mentions: $50

Lights! Camera! Icing! Cue the graham cracker sand and gummy lightsabers. Reproduce your favorite on-screen moment with gingerbread!

Winners

1st Place: “‘Merry Christmas to All’ -The Misfits” by April Hill (#8)
2nd Place: “Brotherly Love” by Miranda, Judy, Devon, and Stephanie Scalfaro (#6)
3rd Place: “National Lampoon’s: Why the Carpet is All Wet” by Emily Northrup (#4)
4th Place: “Alice in WINTER Wonderland” by Mikala Silvestri & Rachel Barlow (#9)
5th Place: “Coraline’s Pink Palace” by Karlie Picard (#2)

Honorable Mentions:
“Adventure is out there!” by Taylor Martin (#5)
“Christmas Town – The Nightmare Before Christmas” by Emily Madara, Sophia Carroll, Elijah Moore, Anne Madara (#7)

Prizes:
1st Place: $350
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $250
4th Place: $225
5th Place: $200
(2) Honorable Mentions: $50

What do those elves get up to at the North Pole? Create a winter wonderland decked out in wreaths, bows, and lights!

Winners

1st Place: “Santa’s Workshop” by Pamela, Christina Weber, Kathy Sheaffer, Destiny Charsha (#6)
2nd Place: “Santa’s Reindeer Stables” by Sarah Yang Mumma (#3)
3rd Place: “Santa’s Tree Farm” by Anastasia Pellegrino & Samantha Tassillo (#5)
4th Place: “Home Tweet Gingerbread Home” by Dawn Haas & Henry Callithen (#4)
5th Place: “Reindeer Games” by Rob & Katie Bryant (#2)

Honorable Mentions:
“The Hot Chocolate Train” by Aurora & Caleen Dimento (#1)
“The Elves Skateboard Park” by Landon, Christian, and Nicholas Carrino (#7)

Prizes:
1st Place: $350
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $250
4th Place: $225
5th Place: $200
(2) Honorable Mentions: $50

FOR AGES 12 – 17 ONLY! Combine your favorite candy and delicious edibles to design your traditional holiday dream house!

Winners

1st Place: “A Christmas at Hogwarts” by Sophia Leone (#13)
2nd Place: “North Pole National Park” by Marjorie Yaschur (#11)
3rd Place: “Dachshund Through The Snow” by Julia Foytlin (#3)

Honorable Mentions:
“Fairy Palace” by Ashlynn Grube (#6)
“It’s the Most Delicious Time of the Year” by Catherine Domboski (#9)

Student Only Category winners receive:
1st Place: $225
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $175
4th Place: $100
(2) Honorable Mentions: $50

FOR AGES 11 & UNDER ONLY! This category is for our 10-and-under guests. Have fun and be creative!

Winners

1st Place: “Santa’s Summer Job” by Ashlyn Kornuszko (#2)
2nd Place: “Mother Nature’s Christmas” by Paige Carlson (#3)
3rd Place: “Christmas Looking In” by Avery Chachko Cooper and Brody Chachko (#1)

Prizes:
1st Place: 4 Giggleberry Fair Activity Passes, 1 Pizza Pie, 4 Refillable Soft Drinks
2nd Place: 4 Giggleberry Fair Activity Passes, 4 Pizza Slices, 500 Prize Tickets
3rd Place: 2 Giggleberry Fair Activity Passes, 1000 Prize Tickets


Judging

Entries will be judged the week of November 14, 2022. Entries will be judged on a scale of 1-5 based on:
1. Overall appearance/composition of the design
2. “Holiday Spirit” incorporated in the design
3. Originality/imagination/use of materials
4. Difficulty of design/design execution
5. “Fit” in category

Winners / Prizes

Winners will be posted on the Peddler’s Village website by November 18, 2022. Prizes will be mailed the week of January 14, 2023. The winners’ list will not be available by phone.

Click on the categories above to view the prizes.