Since its inception in 2002 when Downtown hotels held a competition to benefit the Children’s Hospital Free Care Fund, the holidays simply haven’t been complete without the annual Gingerbread House Display & Competition.
After 16 dazzling years at Highwoods Properties’ PPG Place Wintergarden, the City of Pittsburgh will now sponsor Downtown’s annual Gingerbread House Display & Competition. The iconic holiday staple will move to the Grand Lobby of the historic City-County Building on Grant Street.
Hundreds of delicious gingerbread dwellings – created by talented individuals, families, organizations, students and chefs from the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and the Western Pennsylvania region – will remain on display from Light Up Night (November 22) through early January.
The 17th annual Gingerbread House Competition is open to individuals, families, organizations, students and chefs from the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and the Western Pennsylvania region.
Entries will be on display at the City-County Building beginning on Light Up Night (Friday, November 22) and continuing through early January.
Check back this summer to download the
2019 GINERBREAD INFORMATION PACKET
which will include contest rules, construction guidelines, important dates and official entry form.