Holiday festival picks the best gingerbread buildings

November 21, 2018 by  

The 10th annual Gingerbread Build-Off, hosted by the Architecture Center Houston, is taking place next month.

It is a tradition in many households to celebrate the holidays by building a gingerbread house, but this event ups the ante by applying architectural standards to the creations.

Participation in the contest is open to the public. Several professional judges will be choosing winners in a range of categories, as well as the Grand Prix de Show (overall winner). Some of the categories in the competition are Best Agricultural Icon, Tallest Standing Structure, and Best Traditionally (Holiday) Themed. In addition, attendees will choose the Public Favorite. The first and second runners-up will also receive awards. All structures must be made with all edible building materials.

There will also be a kids’ construction zone where children can build their own gingerbread structures. An appearance will be made by Santa and musical entertainment is provided by the Foster High School Choir. Several food trucks will be on hand too.

This popular event usually attracts approximately 4,000 spectators and participants each year. To advertise, organizers may invest in flyer printing services.

The Gingerbread Build-off will be held at Hermann Square on December 8 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Admission is free of charge. To learn more about this event, contact AIA Houston at 713-520-0155.