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Gingerbread Festival

Where:
Crystal Coast Civic Center
3505 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
When:
December 9, 2022 – December 11, 2022

Event Description

Stroll through a winter wonderland filled with holiday-themed crab pot Christmas trees and smell the sweet aroma of all the gingerbread creations. Delicious concessions and holiday sweets will be available for sale.

You’ll also find lots of other family-friendly activities including kid’s crafts and games. Kids of all ages can have their face adorned with festive holiday designs, or just about anything else they can dream up! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be greeting children and posing for pictures – so bring your camera – and your Christmas letter to mail to the North Pole!

Find out which Gingerbread Creations are selected by our panel of judges as the Best of the Best – and which ones are picked by YOU as the Fan Favorites of this year’s Festival!

The gingerbread house competition is free and open to bakers of all abilities and ages. A completed and signed entry form must be submitted by December 5. Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday.

There’s something for everyone at the Gingerbread Festival!

Santa visits at the Gingerbread Festival

Gingerbread Festival Schedule

Friday, December 9, 7pm – 11pm

Preview Party (ticketed event)
Preview Party tickets include entertainment by The Embers, Heavy appetizers catered by Seaside Sensations, Beer & Wine, and a Silent Auction including decorated Crab Pot Christmas Trees. Cocktail attire recommended!

Saturday, December 10, 11am – 5pm

  • Face Painting: 1 – 3 pm
  • Santa Visit: 2 – 4 pm

Sunday, December 11, 11am – 5pm

  • Face Painting: 1 – 3 pm
  • Santa Visit: 2 – 4 pm
  • Awards Ceremony: 4 – 5 pm

Admission

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

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