Amateur bakers from kids through adults have the opportunity to win prizes as they help create one of the most enjoyable displays at Woodland Lights – the 14th annual collection of gingerbread houses.
“Gingerbread house design has been a holiday tradition for centuries,” said Woodland Lights Coordinator Linda Madden. “Bakers who contribute to the display are providing holiday cheer for thousands of visitors.”
DIVISIONS & ENTRY DEADLINE
Individual winners for the Woodland Lights Gingerbread Art Competition are selected in these divisions: Adult, Youth 7 to 18, and Preschool Under 6. There’s also a category for groups such as families, schools and organizations. Entries are due 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1.
Find complete contest information, rules, and entry form here.
Last year, the second place winner in the Group Division was created by not one, but six related families from four different states who were visiting Ohio for Thanksgiving. The Andrews Family of Centerville hosted the event which included grandparents, grandchildrenand extended family. “Working in the kitchen helps bring families together,” Madden said. “Designing, baking and decorating a gingerbread house provides a wonderful intergenerational opportunity.”
PRIZES & RECOGNITION
Individuals who place first in their division of the gingerbread contest receive an Active 90 Pass that provides free entrance for 90 days to the recreation center’s aquatic activities, fitness center, running track, open gym and climbing wall, and also to Rec West’s gym, theater and game room. Second place winners receive five daily passes.
Registered participants who win as part of a group receive two daily passes. And everyone who enters will have the opportunity to see their creation on display at Woodland Lights where thousands of people can enjoy it.
ABOUT WOODLAND LIGHTS
Now in its 22nd season, Woodland Lights is a fantasyland of lights and animated holiday lighting displays along a half-mile wooded path in Countryside Park, next to the Washington Township Recreation Center.
Woodland Lights takes place 6 to 9 p.m. nightly Dec. 5-30, except for Dec. 24 and 25. Woodland Lights also can be found on Facebook.
Find information, rules & entry form here.
Photos, Upper Right: Ben & Bridget Snyder. Left: Kelly Family. Lower Left: Ben Snyder.