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Fri, Nov 18


Peoria Heights Public Library

Gingerbread House Decorating Contest! Ages 4-12

Show off your sweet decorating skills! Starting November 18, pick up your free gingerbread house kit from the library! Three lucky winners will win an impressive prize pack: a $25 gift certificate to a local business, a children's book, and VIP early-access to our Annual Giant Gingerbread Stomp!

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Gingerbread House Decorating Contest!  Ages 4-12
Gingerbread House Decorating Contest!  Ages 4-12

Time & Location

Nov 18, 2022, 9:00 AM – Dec 02, 2022, 1:00 PM

Peoria Heights Public Library, 816 E Glen Ave, Peoria Heights, IL 61616, USA

About the Event

  • Register for a FREE pre-built gingerbread house kit.
  • Pick up a gingerbread house kit from the library.
  • Assemble your gingerbread house and decorate! We ask that your decorations be made out of the edible materials provided in your kit. Non-edible materials CAN be used to decorate the base only.


Bring in your decorated gingerbread house and have it displayed at the library! Please include your child's name, age, and your phone number on the form provided. Only your child's first name and age will be visible while on display.

  • Contest entries are due no later than 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 10.
  • All entries in each age category will be judged on the following: overall appearance, creativity, and originality.
  • Three age categories: 4-6 years old, 7-9 years old, and 10-12 years old
  • Winners will be announced on December 19 at 4:00pm. Contest entry pickup begins any time after winners are announced. Please consider donating your house to our Giant Gingerbread Stomp!

Donate your gingerbread house to our Annual Giant Gingerbread Stomp, coming January 2023! Donations can be dropped off any time before January 7, 2022. All children ages 4-12 are eligible to participate in the stomp.

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Priority for waitlisted participants is reserved for Peoria Heights Public Library cardholders

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