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

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

Gingerbread Hotline: (800) 413-5778
The National Gingerbread House Competition™

Viewing the Display

The 28th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition™ will be held November 2020. Please check back; competition and display details to be announced.

Competitor Entry

Official 2020 Rules and Entry Form will be available July 25, 2020.

To see the top winners from the 2019 competition, please click here.

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 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. 

Holiday Parking Program

Since its inception in 2013, we have been honored to contribute over $430,000 to not-for-profit partners in Western North Carolina through our Holiday Parking Program. A minimum $25 parking charge will be in effect for all drive-on guests (one charge per standard sized vehicle, based on availability). Half of each parking charge collected during the holiday season will be returned to the community in support of various local not-for-profits. 

2019 Holiday Parking Partners

United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County 

American Legion Baseball Post No. 70 

Meals on Wheels of Asheville and Buncombe County 

Asheville City Schools Foundation 

Horizons at CDS

YMCA of WNC Camp Watia - Camper Scholarship Fund 

Children First/Communities in Schools 

Asheville Museum of Science 

PARKING PROCEDURE 

Due to limited oversized vehicle parking space, groups visiting the hotel must make advanced reservations with the Group Dining or Special Events departments to arrange special parking. 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 (based on availability)

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. Reservation requests will start being accepted as of July 1, 2020.

Confirmed dining reservations will require a credit card on file. A no-show fee will be applied to unfulfilled reservations.

Contact Group Dining

Oversized Vehicle Parking - Gingerbread Display Viewing Only (based on availability)
Please check back; dates to be announced.

Groups with reservations will be issued an OGPI 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 three hour increments for a bus parking fee.

Please submit the 2020 Holiday Season Oversized Vehicle Parking Request Form to the Special Events Department in order to be placed on the request waiting list. Confirmations will begin in September 2020.

The 28th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition™ will be held November 2020. Please check back; competition and display details to be announced.

A minimum $25 parking charge will be in effect for all drive-on guests (one charge per standard size vehicle, based on availability). Half of each parking charge collected during the holiday season will be returned to the community in support of various local not-for-profits.

The 28th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition™ will be held November 2020. Please check back; competition and display details to be announced. 

Official 2020 Rules and Entry Form will be available July 25, 2020.

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