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    The Enchanted Gingerbread House Contest

Presented by Fran's Cake & Candy Supplies and the Junior League of Northern Virginia.

Contest Rules:

  • All entries must complete the online registration and pay the $25 entry fee. $25 entry fee includes two adult general admission tickets ($20 value)
  • Any structure - real or imaginary - is eligible for entry.
  • Supplies will not be provided. Structure can be homemade or made from a kit.
  • Prize is awarded to the structure. Structures can be submitted by an individual or group.
  • All walls and roof must be made of gingerbread.
  • All components must be edible.
  • Entries must be freestanding and attached to a plywood or sturdy cardboard base. Base cannot exceed 24” L x 18” W. Entries cannot exceed 26” in height.
  • Contest is open to children and adults.


  • Completed Gingerbread houses need to be dropped off at the Westin Tysons Corner between 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Friday, November 17.
  • Houses will be on display all day Saturday, November 18 and until the conclusion of the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, November 19 at 12:45 pm.
  • Houses may be picked up on Sunday, November 19 between 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
  • Houses that are not picked up by 3:00 pm will be discarded.


  • Prizes will be awarded in two categories, Professional and Novice, based on in-person and social media votes.
  • Best Professional Submission - $200 Gift Certificate to Fran's Cake & Candy Supplies and an advertisement in the Junior League of Northern Virginia's 60th Anniversary Celebration event program.
  • Best Novice Submission - $200 Gift Card Certificate to Fran's Cake & Candy Supplies

$25.00 Professional Division - Open to professional/semi-professional bakers and decorators.
$25.00 Novice Division - Open to everyone- children and adults.

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