Gingerbread Homes for the Holidays

Third Annual Gingerbread Homes for the Holidays Contest

Register Today

  1. Register using this link.
  2. Build a Gingerbread-like home – out of any material.
  3. Deliver to Bass Pro on December 8th

How the Contest Works

  • Families, businesses, teams, and individuals build a gingerbread-like home.
  • Homes will be displayed at Bass Pro Shop in Independence, MO as part of the Homes for the Holidays Village from December 9th – December 24th.
  • Supporters visiting the Village donate to vote for their favorite homes. Any gift amount is accepted!
  • Win prizes knowing you’ll be building up our neighbors in Eastern Jackson County!
  • Proceeds support Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity.

Tips and Guidelines for Your Home or Building

  • Gingerbread-inspired building (does not need to be edible, can be made from any materials).
  • You can create any building for our village, it does not have to be a home.
  • Your home must rest on a sturdy base no greater than 14” high x 14” wide x 14” depth in size.
  • Your home size must be no greater than 12” deep x 12” long.
  • Business sponsor entries can be taller.
  • Drop off your creation at Bass Pro Shop on Thursday, December 8th from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. The address is 18001 Bass Pro Drive, Independence, MO 64055.
  • Build your structure sturdy enough to survive transport.*
  • Share your creation on social media and ask your family, friends, and business contacts to vote online or at the Village while shopping at Bass Pro. Include a photo of your home in your social media posts. Be sure to “SHARE” with others to get votes.
  • Please complete your peer-to-peer fundraising web page and share with your contacts.
  • Create your voting page as soon as possible and encourage your friends and family to vote for your building by donating to your page.
  • Truman Habitat for Humanity will dispose of all entries unless otherwise directed.

* Truman Habitat for Humanity cannot be responsible for damage to your home during the Gingerbread Village display period.


Thank You to Our Community Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Some Examples from 2021!