GINGERBREAD COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED -- City-County Building display continues through January 3

Throughout the holiday season, stop by the grand lobby of the City-County Building to enjoy a treasured Pittsburgh holiday tradition -- the 17th annual Gingerbread House Display and Competition.

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 through Friday, January 3.

A panel of judges reviewed the 369 entries and chose 65 as award recipients. Winning entries include tributes to the Grinch, Snoopy, Aladdin and Nutcracker.  Edible structures range from the Roman Colosseum to a lighthouse and movie theater.  Pittsburgh landmarks made of gingerbread include the Duquesne Incline, King Friday XIII’s castle, Peppi’s Old Tyme Sandwich Shoppe, Highland Park Reservoir filtration plant and a tribute to PPG Place, former home of the gingerbread display and competition.

Click here for a complete list of 2019 winners.

The City of Pittsburgh is proud to serve as the new home of the display and competition.  Guests entering the City-County Building are subject to a light security screening.  Display hours through January 3 are Mondays thru Saturdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Special holiday hours are December 24 and December 31 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and the exhibit is closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

For more information, visit




Mary Beth Mueller
Special Events


Please check here for the latest alerts on the COVID-19 virus.