Sturbridge M.A. – Old Sturbridge Village’s (OSV) annual Gingerbread House Contest is a popular feature of the holiday season at Old Sturbridge Village during their Christmas by Candlelight program. Due to spatial and safety concerns, it is not possible to have the 2020 contest in the same format as previous years. Instead the Village invited visitors, friends and fans, near and far, to enter virtually.
Old Sturbridge Village has received several dozen spectacular entries from all over the country. Contestants were asked to submit photos of their entries in one of four categories, including adult non-professional, adult professional, youth and family. Prizes will be awarded in each category to the top entry. Visitors are able to view the entries on a monitor in the Village’s Visitor Center as well as on their website and vote for “Best in Show”.
“Our annual holiday event is still a very festive recreation of the past, and we’ve kept as many of the popular elements as possible and added new ones” said Director of Public Events, Jim O’Brien. “With innovation and creative thinking we were able to keep the beloved tradition of the Gingerbread House Contest alive.”
All are welcome to vote on their favorite entry at www.osv.org through December 30th. The winners will be announced at the conclusion of Christmas by Candlelight 2020. Tickets are still available for Christmas by Candlelight but limited due to capacity limits and can be purchased on Old Sturbridge Village’s website.