PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A holiday favorite is back at Peddler’s Village: the gingerbread competition.
And this year there’s a new creative category.READ MORE: Facility Issues Close Yet Another Philadelphia Rec Center Amid Rising Gun Violence Problem
“Right behind us is a movie, reproduction of a movie or a TV, and let me tell you they did a great job,” said Justin Seery, of Peddler’s Village.
Is it really Christmas until Hans Gruber falls off Nakatomi Plaza and someone makes it out of gingerbread?
Plus, the holiday season can’t be complete until you recreate an iconic scene from the arguably the best Christmas comedy of all time movie: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
Of course, there are traditional categories as well.
Lisa Viola of Warrington won for her highly detailed design.READ MORE: Camden City School District Offering $1,000 For Parents To Drive Kids To School Due To Bus Driver Shortage
The competition has also inspired JoAnne Jarin who owns the nearby Lucky Cupcake Company to host gingerbread house decorating parties this year.
“With the gingerbread competition we thought it was a great way to bring on the gingerbread events into play,” said Jarin.
The first party is tonight, hosted by 11-year-old Girl Scout Emma Laswell.
She’s doing a fundraiser to get books and other supplies for children in need this time of year.
Laswell’s always been a fan of the gingerbread competition.
“So that kind of inspired me and it’s like something we do near Christmas,” she said.MORE NEWS: FDA Authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 Booster Shot For Americans Over 65, Those At High-Risk
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