Virginia Gingerbread Christmas 2021
For over 10 years Virginia Gingerbread Christmas was held at the beautiful Omni Hotel in Downtown Charlottesville. Due to Covid we have needed to step away from that lovely venue and become a bit more creative so the Contest can go on. Again, this year, Virginia Gingerbread Christmas will be totally VIRTUAL. This will allow folks to enter from any city, state, or country. Further, it means folks from any city, state, or country can also view the wonderful creations. It will be the perfect showcase for the amazing baking and design skills of professional chefs, businesses, organizations, kids, and kids-at-heart. The Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville is thrilled to host this wonderful tradition! We hope each and every one of you will begin thinking about your entry for this year’s theme – “All Together Again”.
To submit your entry into the competition, please complete the 2021 Gingerbread Entry Form and send it to the Ronald McDonald House by Friday, December 3rd. 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.
Since this is a virtual event you will be required to submit through email a video and pictures of your entry. The Entry Form explains this process. Your video entry and pictures will be due no later than Wednesday, December 8th, at midnight. Early submissions are encouraged!
The Gingerbread Competition Virtual Display will go live on Sunday, December 12, at 4 pm Eastern. We will soon publish more details regarding access to this platform.
The prizes for the winner of each Individual category, and the Family, Business, Group/Organization categories will now not only include the beautiful glass awards as given in the past, but also a cash prize of $100. Professional Bakers/Chefs who currently work as such will vie for a $250 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. 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 participate AND to those who view it.