Saturday, December 7, 2019 | Downtown Cary

Visit Downtown Cary as it is transformed into a walking gallery of amateur gingerbread houses. Local participants work hard to design, create, and display a gingerbread house that is yummy enough for an elf's visit!

The houses will be on display in Downtown Cary businesses on December 7, 2019. A map of house locations will be available as the event date nears. Visitors have the opportunity to submit a vote for their favorite house, and the winning house will be crowned "People's Choice Winner." The judges' first, second, and third place houses, in addition to the People's Choice winner, will be on display throughout the month of December at the Cary Arts Center (101 Dry Ave.).

Map of Houses

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People's Choice Voting Link

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Want to Participate?

Anyone can participate in this competition! Fill out the registration form below and begin building. The entry form will go live on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 9 a.m. and will be due by Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 5 p.m. Completed gingerbread houses must be delivered to assigned business on Friday, December 6, 2019.

9th Annual Gingerbread House Competition Entry Form

Rules and Scoring

Information on the rules and scoring for the competition are provided below.

Rules and Scoring


Contact Deirdre Lewis, or call (919) 462-3847.