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Gingerbread House

CrossRoads Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center Gingerbread House Competition

CrossRoads Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center is hosting a Gingerbread House design competition. I hope you will bring your a game and please don’t limit your construction to a simple A frame house!

Gingerbread House

I am serving as a judge for the gingerbread house design competition this year. Just bring your house on December 8 to the Christmas at Crossroads, or drop it off during business hours anytime the week of December 3 – 8, 2018. The winning house will get a Harrisonburg downtown gift certificate for $25.

Crossroad Christmas

It would be cool to see this in person – if you are up for the challenge.


Christmas at Crossroads is an annual event and has become a tradition for my family. The small strength and beauty of candles in the still and silent darkness allows visitors a respite from the hubbub of commercialized Christmas chaos as they reflect on the experience of Advent preparations as they might have taken place 100 years ago. The event takes place December 8 from 2pm – 6pm. Admission for adults is $10, students $5, and children 5 and under are free. These fees support the ongoing work of the CrossRoads Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center. In addition to the traditional candlelight tour, this year’s celebration includes hands-on family crafts, live music, singing, and wonderful holiday refreshments.

Hannah