Build a Gingerbread House for the 2017 Holiday Village

It’s time to start planning for the Gingerbread Houses for this year’s newly renamed Holiday Village. We have changed the name to reflect some changes we are making this year but the Gingerbread Houses will still be the anchor of the Village.

This year there are two options for house builders – the Community Division and a new Competitive Division.

The Community Division is the same as previous years. Anyone can build a house and bring it to the village for display, all you need to do is sign up to let us know that you will be building a house. If you want to participate in the Community Division, register at this link There is no charge or cost to participate in the Community Division. The guidelines for the houses can also be found at the link.

The other option is to participate in our new Competitive Division. In response to requests, this year we have created a division for those who would like the challnege of a competition. The cost to enter the Competitive Division is $15 and entrants must follow contest guidelines. Winners will be announced on December 9. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. To enter the Competitive Division, download the form at this link, fill it out and return it to the Ford Center with the entry fee – cash or check only accepted.

Forms can be mailed to Attn: Kate Meacham, Ford Center for the Performing Arts, PO Box 1848, University, MS 38655.

For questions, please contact Kate Meacham at or 662-915-6502.