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20th Annual Gingerbread Display Announces Official Competition Winners, Opens People’s Choice Award Voting

20th Annual Gingerbread Display Announces Official Competition Winners, Opens People’s Choice Award Voting

PITTSBURGH-- The City of Pittsburgh’s 20th Annual Gingerbread Display and Competition, now officially opened for the holiday season, is pleased to announce this year’s winners.

After nearly 300 entries from schools, families, and neighbors were received for this year’s competition, a panel of judges has selected their top choices. Unique creations were plentiful, while Pittsburgh landmarks and icons were once again captured in the contest’s entries, including Horne’s holiday tree and Andy Warhol, while the new City Neighborhoods category highlighted our neighbors in Spring Hill, Stanton Heights, and the South Side.

The 2022 winners, by category, are:

 

Adult 18+

 

First

Elf A O Schwarz

Therese Olesky, Corri Hileman, Jessi Yates

Second

Christmas in the Woods

L. Joseph

Third

A Snowy Night in Rothenberg

Jessica Klimkowicz & Nathaniel Anoline

T-HM

Pittsburgh Candy Crane

Dara DeChellis & Betsa Ocando

T-HM

Woodland Fairy Candy Shop

Brie Losego

     
     
 

Children 14-17

 

First

Santa's Sewing Machine

Sidney Rice

Second

December 26th

MAJK

Third

Winter Wonderland

Marina Chiosea & Anushka Prabhu

T-HM

Santa House

Maeve Mannion

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Snoopy's Christmas

Madeleine Stone

     
 

Children 10-13

 

First

A Dahntahn Christmas

Jack Gallacher

Second

Gingerbread Gem

Roxie Fink

Third

Holiday at the Firehouse

Payton Rae Mitchell

HM

Encantos Casa Madrigal

Alivia & Myka Reeder

     
 

Children 6-9

 

First

Darth Vader's Christmas

Finn Gallacher

Second

Some Christmas Town Hall

Arwin

Third

Santa's Place

Siobhan Nicklow

HM

A Winters Tale

Maille Mannion

     
 

Children 5 & Under

 

First

Bunny's Lake House

Rina Shoemaker

Second

Snowman House

Hunter Coogan

Third

Bear Party Tree House

Sonya & Thomas

HM

Grinchy

Nina & Phoebe Chismar

     
 

Non-Profit 18+

 

First

Andy Warhol's Time Capsule

Andy Warhol Museum

Second

Santa's Got a New House

Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership

Third

Gingerbread House ft. Accessory Dwelling Unit

AARP Pittsburgh

HM

Pittsburgh Pride Made Platinum Perfection

Norbert Personal Care Home

     
 

Non-Profit 14-17

 

First

The Emerald Point

Girl Scout Troop 52184, Castle Shannon

Second

Fun House

Girl Scout Troop 57016, Upper St. Clair

Third

The Pagoda of Pittsburgh

PCA Youth Center

HM

Cold Case: A Winter Mystery

C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Teen Group

     
 

Non-Profit 10-13

 

First

RXA All the Way!

Racer X Aquatics

Second

Ancient Chinese Palace

PCA Youth Center

     
 

 

Family

 

First

O Christmas Tree

The Brady-Gallacher Family

Second

Snow Birds

The Joyce Family

Third

Ries House

The Ries Family

HM

Home Sweet Home

The Maletic Family

     
 

 

City Neighborhoods

 

First

Spring Hill Boxing Club

Andrea Johnson

Second

Emerald City (Stanton Heights)

Anna Voelker, Emily Voelker , & Andrew Wong

Third

Christmas Dahn Sah Side

South Side Kids

     
 

City Departments & Authorities

 

First

Department of Pastries, Licorice, and Icing

Pittsburgh Dept. of Permits, Licenses, & Inspections

     
 

High School

 

First

UP on the Housetop

Blackhawk High School

Second

Reindeer vs Elves

Mercer High School

Third

Noel at the Jeu de Paume, Paris

Bentworth High School French IV Group 1

HM

Christmas at the Chateau of Ainay-le-Vieil

Bentworth High School French IV Group 2

     
 

Middle School

 

First

Mickey's Toy Shop

Yough Intermediate Middle School

Second

Merry Minion Christmas

The Pathfinder School

Third

Christmas Grove Skating

Yough Intermediate Middle School

HM

Winter Tower

Oliver Citywide

     
 

Elementary School

 

First

Jingle Shells

Pittsburgh Manchester K-8

Second

Christmas on Carson

Ormsby Recreation Center After School Program

Third

Santa's Diner

South Fayette 5th Grade

HM

God's Promise Rainbow

Jubilee Christian School 3rd Grade

     
 

Preschool & Kindergarten

 

First

Your Place for Space

PPS Early Childhood & Carnegie Science Center

Second

Bronco Buddies

Red Balloon ELC

Third

Christmas Wonderland

Allie Alligator Learning Center

HM

Snowflakes Falling

Sacred Heart Kindergarten

     
 

Professional

 

First

The Emerald Chalet

Patti Hunt - Pop's & Son Pizzeria

Second

Neighborhood Trolley

Just Desserts by Joyce Giesler

     
 

Culinary

 

First

Berries & Pines Boutique on the Boulevard

Karen Marie Lindow

 

This year’s entries, including special 20th Anniversary feature pieces by local culinary artists, will remain on display through January 6th, 2023 in the grand lobby of the historic City-County Building. Visitors are able to view the display weekdays from 10:00am-6:00pm, and on weekends from 10:00am-5:00pm. Those unable to attend in person can visit www.pittsburghpa.gov/gingerbread to view the online gallery, where voting is currently taking place for the 2022 People’s Choice Award, a chance for any viewer to vote for their favorite entry of the year. People’s Choice voting will conclude on December 31st , with a winner to be announced shortly after the new year.

The Gingerbread House Display and Competition began in 2002 when Downtown Pittsburgh hotels hosted the event to benefit the Children’s Hospital Free Care Fund, and since has attracted thousands of entries and visitors to PPG Place before moving to the City-County Building in 2019. Following virtual and hybrid competitions in 2020 and 2021, The Office of Special Events is pleased to return to a full in-person display for all of Pittsburgh and the surrounding area to enjoy through the holiday season.

The 2022 Gingerbread House Display and Competition is presented by the City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events in media partnership with KDKA Radio, 100.7 Star, Y108, WAMO 107.3, and 93.7 The Fan.

For more information on this event, please email gingerbread@pittsburghpa.gov or by calling 412-255-2493.

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Published

11.22.2022
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Contacts

Maria Montano
Communications Director
Mayor's Office
412-500-6669
press@pittsburghpa.gov