A gingerbread house created by Kylie Morris, age 18, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Kylie Morris, age 18, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Home sweet home

Gingerbread houses on display for annual contest

From now until the end of the month, the 8th annual Gingerbread House Contest will take place at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center, and this year the people of the peninsula will be choosing the winners.

The gingerbread house contest features 21 houses this year, as well as one gingerbread truck made by 3-year old Kazan Skura and a gingerbread campground crafted by the Girl Scouts of Troop 20302. The contest is divided into three age groups: 9 and under, 10-17 and 18-plus. Anyone who stops by the visitor center before Dec. 18 will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite in each age group.

Winners will be announced on the Facebook page of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 18. Call the chamber at 907-283-1991 for more information.

This year’s sponsors of the Gingerbread House Contest are Alaskan Seamless Gutters, Sea Sweets and Pro Tow.

The gingerbread creations pictured above were created by, clockwise from top left: Ashley Denicola, 11; residents of Charis Place Assisted Living; Girl Scout Troop 20302; and Kazan Skura, 3.

A gingerbread house created by Alyson Evans, age 7, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Alyson Evans, age 7, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Brysen Morris, age 5, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Brysen Morris, age 5, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Rose Youngberg, age 7, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Rose Youngberg, age 7, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Anya Lloyd, age 6, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Anya Lloyd, age 6, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Conner Morris, age 9, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Conner Morris, age 9, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread truck created by Kazan Skura, age 3, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread truck created by Kazan Skura, age 3, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Tirzah Lloyd, age 4, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Tirzah Lloyd, age 4, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread campground created by Girl Scout Troop 20302 is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread campground created by Girl Scout Troop 20302 is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Hannah Anders, age 7, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Hannah Anders, age 7, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Manoah Barnes, age 3, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Manoah Barnes, age 3, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Janice Barnes, age 8, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Janice Barnes, age 8, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Eliza Anders, age 10, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Eliza Anders, age 10, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Marissa Moffis, age 12, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Marissa Moffis, age 12, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Maci Miller, age 10, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Maci Miller, age 10, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Alissa Boettcher, Ava Lloyd and Elaina Lloyd, ages 13, 11 and 9, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Alissa Boettcher, Ava Lloyd and Elaina Lloyd, ages 13, 11 and 9, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Nehemiah Barnes, age 14, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Nehemiah Barnes, age 14, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Titus Boettcher, age 12, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Titus Boettcher, age 12, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Nehemiah Barnes, age 14, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Nehemiah Barnes, age 14, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Ashley Denicola, age 11, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Ashley Denicola, age 11, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Silas Barnes, age 11, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Silas Barnes, age 11, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Homeowner’s name: Ashley Denicola Homeowner’s age: 11 (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Homeowner’s name: Ashley Denicola Homeowner’s age: 11 (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by residents of Charis Place Assisted Living is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by residents of Charis Place Assisted Living is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Homeowner’s name: Girl Scout Troop 20302 Homeowner’s ages: 7 and 8 (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Homeowner’s name: Girl Scout Troop 20302 Homeowner’s ages: 7 and 8 (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread truck created by Kazan Skura, age 3, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread truck created by Kazan Skura, age 3, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Alyson Evans, age 7, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A gingerbread house created by Alyson Evans, age 7, is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

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