Information for Gingerbread Village Designers

Festival of Trees is excited to announce that Gingerbread Village will make a comeback in 2022. Gingerbread houses were once a big part of Festival of Trees. Many have asked about their absence and we listened. Like our trees, all guests will have the opportunity to vote for the “Fan Favorite” gingerbread house. All houses donated will be available for sale throughout the event to help raise the critical funds needed for innovative pediatric research projects at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

If you would like to create a gingerbread house, or you know someone who would be interested, please complete a “Gingerbread House Designer Contract.” Contracts are available by clicking here, or by request from Denise McDonald at We are also looking for volunteers to help with setup on Friday November 18th, packaging on Sunday November 27th, or to make a candy donation that will be used in the Gingerbread Village. Denise can also be reached at (313) 570-2745.

All houses should be delivered to the Dearborn Performing Arts Center on Friday, November 18th from 9 am – 1 pm. Once delivered, all houses become the property of FOT.

Purchased houses will be available for pickup on Sunday November 27th between 4:00-5:00 pm or on Monday November 28th between 9:00am-12:00 noon.