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What could be more exciting than seeing baked goods and seasonal candies transformed into magnificent, elaborate and iconic structures? Make plans now to see the SoCal Gingerbread Challenge in person! Reserve your tickets today and support essential services this season!

The 3-day Southern California Gingerbread Challenge exhibit features iconic Los Angeles buildings, towering skyscrapers, famous movie buildings, and whimsical structures from the brightest minds of architects, engineers, and construction professionals across the region. They are participating in a fierce team competition, raising funds for local nonprofits. Teams are competing for Tallest Structure, Best Decorated, Best Replica Building, Most Creative Original Structure, “Best in Show,” President’s Choice, and People’s Choice awards. The gingerbread, candy, and icing structures will be built on-site over five hours, after weeks of design, blueprints, and test builds.

Visitors can purchase mini gingerbread kits on-site, then construct their own buildings, and test them at the shake table for earthquake readiness.

Public viewing and voting on this page, and in person opens at 10 am on December 9 and closes at 5 pm on December 11. Visitors making the $5 suggested donation receive five votes to place at any of the structures. Each structure features the nonprofit it supports. So, visitors can vote for the design they like best or assign their votes to a participating non-profit they wish to support. The structure that gets the most votes will be the People’s Choice award winner. There is no limit to the number of "votes" you can purchase in support of your favorite team, structure, or nonprofit.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the 3-day exhibit, visit

To inquire about scheduling a school field trip to the building day, and award day please email Limited spaces available.

Sponsorship opportunities are available! To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please email


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