On Friday, November 20, at 6 p.m., the celebration of Pittsburgh’s holiday season will continue with the unveiling of an online gallery showcasing gingerbread masterpieces created by talented individuals, families and groups living throughout western Pennsylvania.
The 18th annual Gingerbread House Display and Competition returns in 2020 in a new virtual format that features an online photo gallery at www.pittsburghpa.gov/gingerbread that is available for viewing November 20 through January 8.
"The City of Pittsburgh is proud to serve as the presenter of this popular holiday tradition, and we're excited to design a new format that allows the display to take place in 2020," said Brian Katze, Manager of the City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events. "This year we’re introducing an interactive element in the form of a PEOPLE'S CHOICE award, and we're encouraging everyone to visit the gallery and vote for their favorite entry."
The Gingerbread House Display and Competition launched in 2002 when Downtown hotels held a competition to benefit the Children’s Hospital Free Care Fund. Since then, the competition has attracted thousands of entries displayed at PPG Place before moving to the City-County Building Grand Lobby in 2019.
The 2020 Gingerbread House Display and Competition is presented by the City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events in partnership with KDKA Radio, 100.7 Star, and Y108.
For details, visit www.pittsburghpa.gov/gingerbread.