Children's Gingerbread House Decorating Party

  • Glessner House Museum 1800 South Prairie Avenue Chicago, IL, 60616 United States

Kids - Be Your Own Architect!

Come create an architectural masterpiece at Glessner House Museum’s first annual Gingerbread House Decorating Party!  Decorate your own mini gingerbread house to take home.  All supplies are included.  We’ll have lots of helpers, so no previous decorating experience is necessary.  Short tours of the kitchen and schoolroom from a child’s perspective will also be offered.  Advance registration is not required, but supplies are limited. To make sure you get a spot, please RSVP! 

This event is recommended for ages 3-13. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-paid reservations requested but walk-ins are welcome.

$10 per child (includes accompanying adult) / $8 for Glessner House Museum and AIA Chicago members*

*NOTE: Additional discounts via Glessner House Museum member coupon code do not apply. Please do not use coupon code on your membership card during checkout.*

Holiday Fun for the Whole Family!

The gingerbread house decorating party is part of a day-long event that also includes the first annual Gingerbread Architecture Competition, co-sponsored by AIA Chicago, and tours of the mansion decorated for Christmas. 

Schedule of Activities:

10:00am – 1:00pm: Children’s gingerbread house decorating party

12:00 – 2:00pm: Gingerbread Architecture Competition delivery and setup

2:00 – 3:00pm: Judging

3:00pm: Awards and reception

5:00pm: Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance tree lighting in Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens

5:30 – 7:30pm: Candlelight tours of Glessner House and Clarke House

Wednesday, December 7 – Friday, December 9: Entries on display in coach house