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

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

THE 30th ANNUAL NATIONAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE COMPETITION™ 


The winners have been announced for the 30th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition! Click here to view this year’s winners. 

COMPETITION ENTRY

The 31st Annual National Gingerbread House Competition will be held in November 2023. Please check back; competition and display details to be announced in Summer 2023.

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, 2021 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 official 2022 Gingerbread display begins on Monday, November 28, 2022 and will continue through Monday, January 2, 2023. Guests not staying at the Resort are invited to view the display after 6:00 p.m. on Sundays or anytime Monday through Thursday, based on parking availability and excluding holidays and the following dates: December 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and January 1. All Fridays and Saturdays are reserved for registered resort guests and those that have confirmed dining reservations. 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.

HOLIDAY PARKING PROGRAM

Since the inception of the Holiday Parking Partner program in 2013, we have been honored to contribute over $680,000 to not-for-profit partners in Western North Carolina. During the Fall & Holiday season, there is no complimentary parking on property. Starting Saturday, October 1st, guests can drive up to the main entrance at The Omni Grove Park Inn and be assisted by a valet for $35 for day guests and $30 for overnight guests. Self-parking for day guests is $25 and $20 for overnight guests. A portion of the parking proceeds is donated to the community in support of local not-for-profit organizations.

2022 HOLIDAY PARKING PARTNERS

American Legion Baseball Post 70

Asheville City Schools Foundation

Asheville Museum of Science

Children First/Communities in Schools

Horizons at CDS

Meals on Wheels of Asheville and Buncombe County

United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County

YMCA of WNC Camp Watia Scholarships


Asheville Peak Academy

Pisgah Legal Services

Food Connection

Asheville Humane Society

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina

Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club Asheville

WNC Fire Frogs

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, arts, 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 30th Annual National Gingerbread Competition™ will be held in November. The official Gingerbread display begins on November 28th, 2022 and will continue through January 2nd, 2023.

The Omni Grove Park Inn invites guests not staying at the resort to view the display after 6:00 p.m. on Sundays or anytime Monday through Thursday, based on parking availability and excluding holidays and the following dates: December 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and January 1. All Fridays and Saturdays are reserved for registered resort guests and those that have confirmed dining reservations. 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.

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, 2022.  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
Available only November 25-30, December 1-22 and 26-29, 2022.

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. Reservations are based on availability. Reservation requests will be accepted as of August 1, 2022.

Complete the 2022 Holiday Season Oversized Vehicle Parking Request Form for Group Dining Reservations, linked below. Submission of this form will initiate the reservation process but does not guarantee a reservation. Only an Omni Grove Park Inn issued parking pass serves as confirmation of your reservation and a signed dining agreement must be on file.

Group dining reservations are open daily, based on availability.

2022 Oversized Vehicle Parking Request Form – Group Dining Reservations

Oversized Vehicle Parking - Gingerbread Display Viewing Only
All Viewing Only reservations are full.

Completed 2022 Holiday Season Oversized Vehicle Parking Request Forms for Viewing Only place the request on a waiting list. Submission of this form does not guarantee a reservation. Only an Omni Grove Park Inn issued parking pass serves as confirmation of your reservation. Groups with reservations will be issued an Omni Grove Park Inn parking pass with date and time of arrival. Based on availability, limited complimentary parking may be available for your group, if you qualify as a school or church. If your group does not fall in this category, parking can be reserved in two-hour increments for a bus parking fee. Reservation requests are closed and no longer accepting new forms. 

The 31st Annual National Gingerbread House Competition will be held in November 2023. Please check back; competition and display details to be announced in Summer 2023.

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