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December 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fresh off the Holiday Home Tour, the Houston Heights season of celebration will be fully underway with our annual Gingerbread House Design Competition, the main event at our December General Meeting & Holiday Party!
Whether it’s entering in the main competition or simply stopping by to marvel at the confectionery constructions, we would love for all in the neighborhood to be a part of the festivities in our final community event of a banner year for the HHA.
Anyone can enter a Gingerbread House into the official competition (for free), where you’ll compete with some of the finest baker-slash-builders in the area in one of the following three categories…
- Heights Home: A custom cookie creation that is a replica of one our neighborhoods structures or an interpretation of one of our iconic architectural styles.
- Custom Home: An entirely original work that is limited only by your imagination and what icing can hold together.
- Kit Home: A particularly well crafted home that is based on a typical kit.
The competition will be judged by some of the most creative minds in the area:
- Mitchell Cohen, Founder of First Saturday Arts Market
- Krystal Kirksey, Owner of the ever-amazing Jubilee on 19th Street
- Levi Rollins, Culinary Director and Co-Owner of Urban Eats one of the trusted judges of our annual Great American Pie Contest
This year the more amateur gingerbread homebuilders can test their skills for next year at our new make-your-own station, which will have all of the ingredients to create a tiny house! Space is limited, so arrive early to stake out your supplies.
If you want to just enjoy from afar, then simply come to taste from our amazing Holiday Sweets Buffet provided by Urban Eats, make a merry memory at our Giant Gingerbread Heights House Selfie Stop, and take in seasonal music while we all delight in the refreshments and contest.
Finally, in the spirit of giving back, we hope you would consider bringing an unwrapped gift to place under our very own tree for Constable Alan Rosen’s Annual Toy Drive.