5 Things Including Gingerbread House Making

The town is hosting its first Gingerbread House contest. It's free. No entry fee. The drop off and registration deadline is now Monday, Dec. 10 at 4:30 p.m. Judging will begin on Tuesday.

1) Newsbit of the Day: The First Swampscott Gingerbread House Contest

Public viewing & voting will take place from Dec. 11 thru Dec. 14 during regular Town Hall hours.

The public is invited to come in and vote.  Please bring one non-perishable item or $1 for each ballot to be donated to My Brother’s Table.

Contest rules:

  •  Gingerbread houses must be edible – Imagination is encouraged
  •  Authentic  Categories – Entries must be made from gingerbread using only food materials
  •  Kits are allowed but imagination is encouraged to make each look different
  •  Entries must be on a base no bigger than 12” x 12”
  •  Gingerbread houses must be dropped off by Monday, Dec. 10, 4:30 p.m., at Town Hall where the Gingerbread committee will be setting up houses 
  •  Non-winning entries MUST BE PICKED UP by 4:30 PM Monday, Dec. 17th.  Any house not picked up will be destroyed.
  •  Winners will be displayed at Town Hall until Friday, Dec. 21

Awards will be judged on various categories:

Most Creative Best Holiday Spirit Best Adult (18 & over) 

Best Teen (age 14-17) Best Youth (age 10-13) Best Child (9 & under)

Prizes will be awarded 

The drop off and registration deadline is now Monday, Dec. 10 at 4:30 p.m. Judging will begin on Tuesday.

Gingerbread House Contest Entry Form:





Circle category you are entering:   Adult Teen Youth Child 

Make checks payable to: Town of Swampscott

Mail to: Gingerbread House Contest, Town Hall, 22 Monument Avenue, Swampscott, MA   01907


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