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Ready to register?  Use this link to register and to pay the $5.00 entrance fee.

Calling all Westwood residents with a sweet tooth and a creative flair!


Join us for the inaugural Celebrate Westwood Gingerbread House Contest on December 11, 2023, 6PM-8PM at the Westwood Community Center. Whether you're a seasoned gingerbread house builder or a first-timer, we encourage you to participate. This is a fun event for the whole family, and we can't wait to see your creations!


Get ready to bake/ assemble a kit, decorate, and compete for fun prizes! Here's how it works:

  • Register at ($5 registration fee) 

  • Bake your gingerbread house, use a kit or make it from cardboard - you choose (we’re not tasting them!)

  • Be creative with your decorations!

  • Set up your display at the Westwood Community Center (55 Jefferson Ave, Westwood, NJ 07675) on December 11th between 5:30pm and 6:00pm. Gingerbread houses should be made off-site in advance with only mild tweaks necessary for display the night of the event. 

  • Contestants and spectators are invited to view and vote at the Westwood Community Center from 6pm to 7:30pm.

  • All entries will be posted on social media and eligible for consideration in the “Internet’s Favorite” prize category (awarded next day). 

  • Onsite awards and prizes will be presented at 7:45pm, December 11. 

  • Winning houses will be displayed at the Westwood Free Public Library December 12-22, 2023.


So what are you waiting for? Start planning your gingerbread masterpiece today! We can't wait to see what you come up with.


P.S. Don't forget to spread the word to your friends and neighbors! The more gingerbread houses we have, the merrier.


Go to for additional resources including local places to find gingerbread house kits and local candy shops. Please direct questions to


Local places to find gingerbread house kits:

Great local places to get candy for your creations

Online resources for kits:

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