Pittsburgh to showcase some gingerbread houses

November 30, 2012 by  

The 10th annual Gingerbread House Display and Competition is running until January 7, 2013, with houses exhibited at Two PPF Place in the Wintergarden. Admission is free but donations to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s Free Care Fund are encouraged.

Entries in the gingerbread house competition will be judged on originality and creativity, difficulty, overall appearance and appeal, and precision and neatness. There will also be 17 categories of entrants, including non-profit organization, elementary school, family, culinary, and professional. In addition to the display of gingerbread houses, Don Jones will also be exhibiting trains from his private collection.

Gingerbread houses have become a traditional Christmas item for some and there are people who take great joy from seeing what others can do with them. Those who are fans of the gingerbread house are likely to travel from all around the area, including Plum, to see them. It is likely that organizers of the display and competition have worked with local printing companies to help get the word out about this annual display. Attending this event will be a great way to celebrate the season and to revel in the creativity of others. Guests can also enjoy the Christmas tree and the lights, enjoy some ice skating, and many will maybe do some Christmas shopping in the retail stores in PPG Place, with everyone aware that the big day is approaching.

The display will be open daily, including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For more information call 412-434-1900.