The Omni Grove Park Inn
290 Macon Avenue
Asheville, North Carolina 28804

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

THE 31st ANNUAL NATIONAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE COMPETITION™ 

The winners have been announced for the 31st Annual National Gingerbread House Competition! Click here to view this year's winners.

COMPETITION ENTRY

The 32nd Annual National Gingerbread House Competition will be held in November 2024. Please check back; competition and display details are to be announced in Summer 2024.

12 DAYS OF GINGERBREAD

For those who may not travel this season, the hotel will continue, “The 12 Days of Gingerbread” by presenting one of the Top 12 finalists, per day, on the hotel’s Facebook (@omnigroveparkinn) and Instagram (@omnigrovepark) channels from December 1 - 12, 2023 to spark Ginger-love for all during the happiest season of the year! This provides an in-person and virtual way for all to enjoy.

VIEWING THE DISPLAY

The 32nd Annual National Gingerbread House Competition will be held in November 2024. Please check back, competition and display details to be announced in Summer 2024. Join us for the 2024 National Gingerbread House Competition display to explore an array of exquisite gingerbread houses meticulously crafted by talented competitors from across the nation in the grandest gingerbread house competition of all.

During the Gingerbread season, display access is subject to hotel capacity, including pedestrian traffic. Please note that only Registered Resort Pets will be permitted. No outside pets will be allowed. Full viewing details will be announced in Summer 2024.

HOLIDAY PARKING PROGRAM

Since the inception of the Holiday Parking Partner program in 2013, we have been honored to contribute over $1.1 million to not-for-profit partners in Buncombe County, North Carolina. During the Fall & Holiday season, there is no complimentary parking on property.

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

It all began with a small group of gingerbread houses built by community members in 1992 as another way to celebrate the holiday season with no plans to continue the following year. There was no possible way to know that more than two decades later The Omni Grove Park Inn National Gingerbread House Competition™ would be one of the nation's most celebrated and competitive holiday events.

As the event grew, so did the caliber of judges and competitors. Our panel of judges represents nationally renowned food and media professionals and the level of competition has attracted the highest quality of design, artistry and pastry expertise. The competition has merited broadcast coverage by NBC’s TODAY Show, ABC's Good Morning America, the Travel Channel, and the Food Network.

The Gingerbread Display has grown in more than just entries; it has become a true family holiday tradition. From the very young to the very young at heart, the reaction to this magical experience is the same - one of wonder, awe and delight.

The 32nd Annual National Gingerbread House Competition will be held in November 2024. Please check back; competition and display details to be announced in Summer 2024.

Display access is subject to hotel capacity, including pedestrian traffic. Please note that only registered resort pets will be permitted. No outside pets will be allowed. Full viewing details will be announced in Summer 2024.

PARKING PROCEDURE 

Due to limited oversized vehicle parking space, groups visiting the hotel must make advanced reservations via the respective forms linked below.  Reservations are based on availability. Reservation requests will be accepted as of August 1, 2024.  This applies to buses, vans or any non-standard size vehicles that do not properly fit in a traditional parking space. Oversized vehicles that arrive without prior arrangements will be asked to return once proper arrangements have been made.

For liability purposes, vehicles will not be permitted to drop guests off and park outside of the resort. A parking space must be reserved, and the vehicle must remain on property for the duration of the visit.

RESERVATION OPTIONS

  • Oversized Vehicle Parking - Group Dining Reservations
    Groups visiting the hotel with a confirmed dining reservation will be issued an Omni Grove Park Inn parking pass with date and time of arrival.  

  • Oversized Vehicle Parking - Gingerbread Display Viewing Only

Groups with reservations will be issued an Omni Grove Park Inn parking pass with date and time of arrival. Reservations are based on availability. Reservation requests will be accepted as of August 1, 2024. For liability purposes, vehicles will not be permitted to drop guests off and park outside of the resort.


 

The 32nd Annual National Gingerbread House Competition will be held in November 2024. Please check back; competition and display details to be announced in Summer 2024.

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