Put your gingerbread house building skills to the test and check out some serious holiday eye candy at the first-ever Gingerbread House Competition and Showcase hosted by The Junior League of Cobb-Marietta (JLCM) on November 13 and 14.
The gingerbread house competition is open to families, local speciality shops and bakers alike. Entries will be judged by local celebrities (names TBA). The holiday-themed festivities will also include a silent auction, dinner and live music.
The event, to be held at the the Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel and Conference Center in Marietta, will replace the much-loved Mistletoe Market this year, while the Cobb Civic Center is under construction. (You can still order holiday decor thanks to “Mistletoe to Go.” Orders must be received by November 13, with pick-up dates the first week of December.)
After the opening of the Gingerbread Gala, the holiday festivities can’t stop, won’t stop there! On November 14, the JCLM will also host its first annual Breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to noon. In addition to being able to view the gingerbread houses from the previous night’s Gala, participants can expect crafts, activities and, of course, the opportunity for pictures with Santa.
What: Gingerbread Gala, November 13 and November 14. A special event to highlight the competition will be held on the evening of Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.
Cost: Tickets are $50 per person. The entry fee for competing in the gingerbread house competition is $40.
What: Breakfast with Santa, November 14 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Cost: Tickets are $10 and children under the age of three are free.
For more information: Entry forms for the competition and tickets for both the gala and breakfast are available online at www.jlcm.org.