The 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.