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Gingerbread Instructions

Gingerbread Village

Gingerbread Village is a beloved tradition at Fantasy of Trees, featuring gingerbread houses of all kinds deliciously constructed and decorated by community partners and individuals. All donated houses are displayed prominently at the event and sold to benefit East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.

If you are interested in designing something to be a part of our Gingerbread Village, please take the time to read our guidelines and fill out the contract. We appreciate your support of Gingerbread Village and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.


Please download, print and fill out and return this contract for your Gingerbread design.

Download Gingerbread Contract


Please review the following guidelines here for constructing your gingerbread house. All houses are sold strictly as non-edible confections; however, materials that could be considered hazardous (ex: glue) are not allowed.

Gingerbread Guidelines & Additional Info

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Be sure to leave a blank space approximately 2”x 3 ½” on the right front corner of the base, so exhibit coordinators can place a label identifying the creators.


All design themes are welcome. You are invited to be as creative as your imagination allows. If you need inspiration for your creation, you may pull ideas from this year's show theme, Christmas in the Pines. Guests will be transported to a winter wonderland of nostalgia through festive scenery and holiday cheer.


Gingerbread Village entries should be brought to the Knoxville Convention Center on Sunday, November 20th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please bring your creation(s) to the Ballroom Avenue Drop-off area on the Cumberland Avenue side of the Convention Center. Lobby volunteers will have carts available to receive your item(s). Upon delivery, each donor will receive the following complimentary tickets for each gingerbread house donated:

  • Large house (18”x18”) – 6 show tickets per house
  • Medium house (12”x12”) – 4 show tickets per house
  • Small house (10”x10”) – 3 show tickets per house

Thank you for your hard work and enthusiastic commitment to making Fantasy of Trees a wonderful success! We look forward to seeing you soon.

Gingerbread Houses