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Welcome...

...to the Tenth Annual Gingerbread Festival & Competition! This year's milestone Festival is set to be our biggest and best ever! Mark your calendar and come join us for the biggest holiday festival on the Crystal Coast!

December 9-11, 2022

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Visit With Santa
and Give Him Your List
Vote For Your Favorite Gingerbread Creations
Have Fun
At Any Age
Gingerbread House

The Gingerbread Festival Schedule

Friday, December 9

Preview Party

7 - 11 PM

Join in the fun as we kick off the 2022 Gingerbread Festival. Preview Party tickets include entertainment by The Embers, Heavy appetizers catered by Seaside Sensations, Beer & Wine, and a Silent Auction including decorated Crab Pot Christmas Trees. Cocktail attire recommended!

Saturday, December 10

Open To Public

11 AM - 5 PM

Come explore a winter wonderland of holiday sights, sounds, and smells! Be amazed at the fabulous Gingerbread Competition Displays. Explore the beautifully decorated Crab Pot Christmas Trees. Play and create with Kids Crafts and Activities. Indulge in delicious Concessions and Holiday Sweets! No ticket or entry fee required!

Face Painting

1 - 3 PM

Kids of all ages can have their face adorned with festive holiday designs, or just about anything else they can dream up!

Santa Visit

2 - 4 PM

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be greeting children and posing for pictures - so bring your camera - and your Christmas letter to mail to the North Pole!

Sunday, December 11

Open To Public

11 AM - 5 PM

Come explore a winter wonderland of holiday sights, sounds, and smells! Be amazed at the fabulous Gingerbread Competition Displays. Explore the beautifully decorated Crab Pot Christmas Trees. Play and create with Kids Crafts and Activities. Indulge in delicious Concessions and Holiday Sweets! No ticket or entry fee required!

Face Painting

1 - 3 PM

Kids of all ages can have their face adorned with festive holiday designs, or just about anything else they can dream up!

Santa Visit

2 - 4 PM

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be greeting children and posing for pictures - so bring your camera - and your Christmas letter to mail to the North Pole!

Awards Ceremony

4 - 5 PM

Find out which Gingerbread Creations are selected by our panel of judges as the Best of the Best - and which ones are picked by YOU as the Fan Favorites of this year's Festival!

Contact Us

Festival Location

Crystal Coast Civic Center

3505 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC 28557

Contact

Festival Hours

Friday, Dec 9

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

(ticketed event)

Saturday, Dec 10

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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​Sunday, Dec 11

11:00 am – 5:00 pm