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Charlottesville's 10th Annual Gingerbread Competition

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Registration is open through December 2, 2013 for the 10th Annual Gingerbread Competition, part of Virginia Gingerbread Christmas. The gingerbread competition will be open for public viewing December 5, 5:00 PM, through December 8, 4:30 PM, in the Preston Room of the Omni Hotel, 235 West Main Street, in the heart of Charlottesville's Downtown Mall.

The competition is open to the public. Participants are encouraged to make houses that reflect this year’s theme, "Stage and Screen: Favorite Movie or Play."

An entry form must be filled out for each house submitted for judging. Entry forms and checks may be sent to the Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville; P.O. Box 253; Charlottesville, VA 22902. Make checks payable to DBAC/Virginia Gingerbread Christmas.

Entry fees are as follows:

  • Professional: $25
  • Adult: $15
  • Family: $20
  • Teen, Youth, and Child: FREE

Categories are as follows:

  • Professional
  • Adult (ages 18+)
  • Teen (ages 13-17)
  • Youth (ages 9-12)
  • Child (ages 4-8)
  • Family

First- and second-place prizes will be awarded in each category. There will also be a prize awarded for the People's Choice (does not include professional category). This year, the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society will give an award for the house that most accurately depicts this year's theme of favorite movie filmed in the Charlottesville area. Awards will be presented on December 8, 3:00 PM, during the St. Nicholas reception at the Omni Hotel.

Prizes will be made possible by the Rotary Club of Charlottesville and Tuel Jewelers.

Along with the gingerbread competition, Virginia Gingerbread Christmas will once again host Mrs. Claus Invites... and the St. Nicholas reception.

For more information, visit Virginia Gingerbread Christmas, or call 434-295-9073.

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