Housing Families Named Charitable Partner in Gingerbread Competition

BOSTON – On November 4th the 18th Annual Gingerbread House Competition was held to kick off Boston’s Christmas Festival at the Seaport World Trade Center. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, the Christmas Festival is annual craft event ushering in the holiday season in Boston.

Celebrity chefs from restaurants and culinary schools in Greater Boston created festive gingerbread houses, each with a unique theme. Local Boston celebrities were on hand to judge the houses, and awards were given for most creative, best tasting, kids’ choice, and best in show.  Gingerbread houses were auctioned off and proceeds from the auction benefited Housing Families Inc., a non profit organization based in Malden, MA, whose mission is to assist homeless families throughout Greater Boston.

Gingerbread entries were created by chefs from Alma Nove Restaurant, Craigie on Main, Entertainment Cruises, Finale Desserterie and Bakery Café, Ginger Betty’s Bakery, Gingerbread Construction Company, Gourmet Caterers, Kate and Jessica Rouselle,  Le Cordon Bleu, Phillips Candy House , Sweet Things, Tosca Restaurant and Whole Foods Market-Charles River Plaza.

Generous businesses supporting the event by participating in the auction for gingerbread houses include: Cassidy Turley FHO, Christina’s Fireside Grill, Eagle Bank, Gardel Food Equipment, Melrose Cooperative Bank, Ora Inc., and Willowdale Estate.

Humboldt Storage and Moving Company assisted in the transporting and delivery of the gingerbread houses to their new owners.

For more information about Housing Families and the work they do to assist homeless families, visit their website at

Get the Best Local Distractions
Subscribe to our Daily Distraction e-mail to read our latest cover story, product spotlight, or restaurant review from across the North of Boston region!
Pretty Sweet Stuff
Want to learn how you can #GoLocal across the North of Boston region? Sign up for our Daily Distraction email to read our latest & favorite features!
Kane's Donuts - Saugus, MA
Thank You!
For Signing Up!