Gingerbread Build Off

Saturday December 8, 2018

10:00am - 4:30pm
Open to the public and free for spectators

Hermann Square
900 Smith Street
Houston, TX 77002

Event Underwriter

Icing on the Roof Sponsors

Candy Cane Sponsors

Gumdrop Sponsors

Holiday Helper Sponsors

Community Partners

Participating Food Trucks

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Gingerbread Build-Off

December 14, 2013

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Gingerbread Build Off

December 8, 2012

Architecture Center Houston will host the 10th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off at City Hall's Hermann Square Saturday December 8, 2018. Competing teams will create their masterpieces using 100% edible materials. More than 4,000 spectators are expected to attend and cheer on the teams, play in the kids' construction zone, and see Santa! All of that entertainment is free and open to the public! 

Team registration for the 2018 event is open to local architecture firms, design professionals, students, and enthusiasts seeking the coveted Grand Prix de Show for their edible structure. Additional awards will be given in categories including 1st and 2nd Runner Up, Best Architectural Icon, Tallest Standing Structure, Best Holiday Themed, Best Non-Holiday Themed, Best Houston-centric, Most Creative Interpretation of Materials, and Public Favorite. Gingerbread buildings will be judged by an independent panel of food, design, art, and architecture professionals.

Event Day Schedule:
9:00 - 10:00 Team Check-in
10:00 - 3:00 Competition Building & Kids Construction Zone
10:00 - 4:00 Food Trucks
12:00 - 2:00 SANTA!!!!!
3:00 - 4:00 Foster High School Falcon Choir
4:00 - 4:30 Awards

TEAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE - NOVEMBER 16

Volunteering
Volunteer to help with the Gingerbread Build-Off! ArCH needs help with the Kids Construction Zone, as well as setup/teardown of the event. Email debby@aiahouston.org for more details, or visit our page at Volunteer Match. Educational and civic groups welcome!

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