Virginia Gingerbread Christmas
For over 10 years Virginia Gingerbread Christmas has been held at the beautiful Omni Hotel in Downtown Charlottesville. It showcases the amazing baking and design skills of local professional chefs, businesses, organization, kids, and kids-at-heart. The Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville is thrilled to be the host of this wonderful tradition! Plans are just getting underway, but we are hoping that each and every one of you will begin thinking about your entry for this year’s theme – “Christmas Around the World”.
To submit your entry into the competition, please complete the 2019 Gingerbread Entry Form Final and submit it to the Ronald McDonald House by Monday, December 2nd. You may fax (434.295.7735), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), mail (300 9th St., SW, Charlottesville, VA 22903, or deliver your entry to the House.
The creations, themselves, must be delivered to the Omni Hotel on the following dates:
- Friday, December 6th, 10 am – 6 pm
- Saturday, December 7th, 10 am – 4 pm
The Gingerbread Competition Display will be Open to the Public at the Omni Hotel:
- Sunday, December 8th, 4 pm – 8 pm
- Monday, December 9th, 10 am – 8 pm
- Tuesday, December 10th, 10 am – 8 pm
- Wednesday, December 11th, 10 am – 2 pm
We have two very important additions to announce for this year’s contest. First, in addition to the Individual and Team Divisions, there will now be a Virtual division for those who live greater than 75 miles away from Charlottesville. Please see contest guidelines for the rules pertaining to this exciting new division. Second, the prizes for the winner of each category will now not only include the beautiful glass awards as given in the past, but also a cash prize. Winners of each Individual category and the Virtual category will each win $100. Winners of the Family and Business/Organization categories will each win $250. And, finally, Professional Bakers/Chefs who currently work as such will vie for a $500 prize. This is all due to the generosity of a donor who wished to support the good will generated by the gingerbread contest. So, regardless of where you live you can now participate. And, for those in the Charlottesville area there are categories for everyone to enter – as a child, adult, family, business/organization, or as a professional. It is all good fun that brings great joy to those who attend the display.