Annual National Gingerbread House Competition at Grove Park Inn Asheville
The Omni Grove Park Inn National Gingerbread House Competition display for this holiday season takes place from November 18, 2015 through January 3, 2016 in Asheville, North Carolina at the Omni Grove Park Inn. Judging for the annual competition takes place on November 16, 2015 and the awards ceremony is open and free to the public. This year is the 23rd Annual National Gingerbread House Competition at the inn. The gingerbread houses from this year’s competition will be placed on display to the general public Sunday through Thursday 9:00am till 9:00pm. They are on display for resort guest at anytime.
The bakers must make their elaborate gingerbread houses all edible except for the base. Every part of the gingerbread house must be able to be eaten. It takes an experienced baker to enter this competition with a great imagination. Not to mention a love for sweets!
It is so much fun to stroll through the display of magical gingerbread houses baked and decorated by cooks from all over the United States. While in Asheville make a special trip to the Omni Grove Park Inn to see this favorite holiday event. Enjoy the intricate candy decorated gingerbread creations. It will be hard not to get into the spirit of Christmas while walking though the display. You may even become inspired to make your own holiday gingerbread house!
The Gingerbread Houses are on display in the main lobby floor in both wings of the resort. A map can be obtained from the information desk of the Omni Grove Park Inn. While at the Omni Grove Park Inn you can also do some shopping at the gift shop, warm up and enjoy the fire in the fireplace in the lobby, and see the display of more than 80 decorated Christmas trees. The Omni Grove Park Inn is a magical place during the holiday season with Christmas trees, garland, lights, wreaths and decorations to impress us all. There is no charge to enter the resort and view the gingerbread houses but there is a $10 parking fee per car.
And while in Asheville you can also visit Biltmore Estate. Christmas at Biltmore this year is November 6, 2015 – January 10, 2016. Biltmore Estate is beautiful any time of year but during the Christmas holiday season the huge estate is magical. Biltmore during the festive Christmas season is decorated with strands of garland, red and gold bows, dozens of trees, thousands of ornaments, and millions of lights.
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