Adding the story to your gingerbread house

We’re on day four of building our gingerbread house for the 9th Annual Gingerbread Enchantment. So far we’ve covered the foundation, the doors and windows, and the roof. Now it’s time for the yard – the fencing, the sidewalks, everything around your creation. The action and the story that really pulls it all together.

Remember, you can use whatever you like but here are some ideas you can use to build the perfect fence or sidewalk.


  • Pretzels
  • Tootsie rolls
  • Caramels


  • Chocolate red rocks
  • Gum
  • Red Hots
  • Crushed candy canes
  • Peppermints
  • Gumdrops

Gingerbread Enchantment is a family-friendly event that raises funds for MOW’s LIFE (Low Income Food & Enrichment) program—those who are homebound, living in poverty and coping with severe medical illness. People who would otherwise go hungry without our support!

They are helping to end hunger and isolation in our community—one meal, one gingerbread house at a time.

Meals on Wheels (MOW) of Albuquerque was founded in 1972 serving 20 clients and delivering 9,400 meals. In 2018, MOW prepared and delivered more than 135,000 meals to over 500 clients throughout the Albuquerque Metro Area. MOW of Albuquerque is the only home-delivered meal program for those requiring a medically-tailored diet.

Event details

9th Annual Gingerbread Enchantment

Sid Cutter Building-Balloon Fiesta Park – 4900 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE Southern Entrance I-25 Exit 233 Alameda Road west to Balloon Museum Drive

Deadline for registration and entry fee: Saturday, December 14th, entry fee $25

Delivery of Entries:
Tuesday, December 17th – 10:00 am to 6:30 pm
*No entries will be accepted after 6:30 pm

Electronic Action Open- Citywide
Friday, December 20th

Public Viewing
Friday, December 20th
Saturday, December 21st
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
$5 entry fee, per person

VIP & Awards Evening Event:
Saturday, December 21 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
By invitation only

Holiday Family Night Evening Event with Santa:
Saturday, December 21 – 6:30 pm 8:30 pm
$10 entry fee, 2 & under free
Limited Tickets – Purchase online

The auction will close at 8:00 pm

Gingerbread Pick Up
Sunday, December 22nd, 9 am to 12noon
Auction winners can pick up houses if did not take on Family Night.

Categories: Community, Holidays, Living Show

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