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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.

Sponsors

Thank You to Our Community Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Some Examples from 2021!