Last year, this event helped to deliver more than 5,000 hot meals. Help us beat that number this year!

Get ready for holiday fun! Each year, the Gingerbread Enchantment Contest and Auction helps fund the Low-Income Food and Enrichment (LIFE) program. By supporting this event, you are helping to feed hungry neighbors who struggle to live happy, healthy, independent lives. You made last year’s event a big success. Let’s see if we can do even better this year!

The event will be held December 20 and 21 at the Sid Cutter Pavilion at Balloon Fiesta Park. Our 2019 theme is The North Pole. It’s only $25 to enter a house in the contest, so it’s a perfect activity for families, seniors and anyone who wants to get into the holiday spirit while benefiting a great cause.

Even if you don’t want to enter the contest, you can still see all the amazing creations and bid on a house to take home.

  • Public viewing is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on December 20 and 21 for just $5.
  • Or join us for Family Night on December 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include dinner. See all the great houses, vote for a People’s Choice winner, decorate gingerbread cookies, fill up our giving tree and have your picture taken with Santa! Tickets for Family Night are very limited so get yours early because we will sell out.
  • This year, we will have an online auction so everyone can participate, even if you can’t make it to the event! See our website for details.

Please join us for this fun family event. (And don’t forget to bid, bid, bid on a house you’d like to take home!) Register to enter the contest or buy tickets now at