A Hillsborough Gingerbread Tradition

Registration open Nov. 1-20, 2022!

2022 THEME:

The setting of your favorite children's story!

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Homes for the Holidays organizes to bring your gingerbread creations to shop windows all over historic, downtown Hillsborough, NC, to be enjoyed by the entire community on solstice night and throughout the winter season.

Bake for a cause, add your favorite scene to the magic of winter in downtown Hillsborough, and win fantastic prizes donated by local businesses!

HAC is grateful for our the support of community partners, and we encourage visitors to tour the gingerbread houses and support local businesses throughout the winter season and before/after this year's Solstice Lantern Walk.


ENTRY FEE: $15, payable at drop off on December 1.     


November 1-20: Registration Open

Nov 29-Dec 2: Window Decorating
December 1: $15 Registration Fee + Entry Due

(scheduled times for photos and window delivery will be provided.)

Dec 2 - Jan 1: Gingerbread Creations on display throughout historic Hillsborough.


1. Base size should be 18" x 18" and made out of rigid, supportive material (high density foam, plywood, etc.).


2. All visible materials should be edible. (Interior structure can include non-edible materials as long as they are fully covered in edible materials.)


3. Gingerbread should be featured at least somewhere in the structure.


4. Royal Icing is to be used as glue. Click here for a good recipe!