American Red Cross Gingerbread House Event at the University of Tampa

Red Cross Gingerbread House Event at the University of Tampa

Friends and families come together to win fantastic prizes and support a sweet cause!

Your event tickets will give you exclusive entry to the gingerbread house competition. You'll enjoy a spectacular gourmet brunch at the beautiful University of Tampa, an exciting silent and live auction of one-of-a-kind items, and the chance to be one of multiple winners selected for fantastic prizes!

All proceeds will benefit local families assisted by the American Red Cross.

Schedule for Event Festivities:

  • 10:30 Registration Opens
  • 10:30 – 11:30 Delicious Brunch Hosted by Sodexo
  • 11 – 12:30 Silent Auction Opens
  • 11-11:15 Parade of Icing
  • 12:30 Judges Convene and Prizes Announced
  • Prize Categories:

  • Best in Show
  • Cookie Rookie of the Year
  • Best Elf House (for elf ticket holders)
  • Best Children's House (for guests aged 12 and under)
  • Best Group Themed Houses
  • Most Original House
  • Most Traditional House
  • Most Fun House
  • Best Red Cross Theme House
  • Competition Guidelines

    Each year, guests across the Tampa Bay area wow us with their stunningly creative designs. There is no limit to your imagination! You will have table candy and royal icing to assist with your decorations. There are no limits to the embellishments, extra candy, or other homemade items you may bring with you to the event. You must simply use your extra decorations on the Alessi-baked gingerbread house that is given to you on event day.

    Each gingerbread house will rest on a styrofoam panel that is approximately 11 7/8 inches long and 14 ½ inches wide. Your decorations may extend onto this panel. Houses are roughly 10 inches long by 8 inches wide by 9 inches tall.

    Special Thanks

    This annual holiday tradition is sponsored by the University of Tampa.

    We are grateful to Table 6 Productions for their world class event planning services!

    Thank you to Alessi Bakery for their deliciously baked gingerbread houses!

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