we need your gingerbread houses!

We are excited to be partnering with Next Best Art and SMARTS to present the 2nd Annual Youngstown Gingerbread House Competition! This year’s entries will be featured during Memories of Christmas Past at the Arms Family Museum throughout the entire run of the exhibit. There will be a public competition with youth and adult categories as well as youth workshops leading up to the exhibit opening.

public competition

Please RSVP by sending in the registration form below by Friday, November 9th. Entries must be dropped off at The Arms Family Museum on Wednesday November 14 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. or Thursday, November 15 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. 

Complete rules and information is found on the Registration Form.

children’s workshops

Saturday, November 10 at 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 13 at 5:00 p.m.


Children’s workshops will include one pre-made house ready for decorating, access to a load of decorating materials (but feel free to bring along your own), and design guidance by an industry pro. Open to ages 12 and under. Spaces are limited.

$10 registration fee includes two free passes to Memories of Christmas Past.