Calling all Gingerbread House Builders!

Deadline for Registration – Nov. 15

Style Magazine Newswire | 10/22/2019, 9:42 a.m.

The aroma of holiday spices, candy canes, sugar gumdrops, and gingerbread will soon swirl through the air. The Visit Lake Charles annual Gingerbread House Contest is a wonderful way for visitors to feel the community’s Christmas spirit when they see the houses on display at the Welcome Center throughout December.

Entry forms are now available for the contest, which will be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 7. The awards ceremony, sponsored by Visit Lake Charles, will be held at the Welcome Center located at 1205 North Lakeshore Drive in Lake Charles. The deadline to register for the contest is Friday, November 15.

Entry divisions include amateur, professional and school groups. The gingerbread houses will remain on display throughout the month of December, and all visitors during that time will be able to vote on the People’s Choice Award to be announced Thursday, Dec. 26.

Entries must be delivered to the Welcome Center between 1 – 4:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6. To register, contact Melissa Trahan with Visit Lake Charles at 337-436-9588, or go to