The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) hosted the inaugural Jolly Gingerbread Challenge and Light Show on Thursday, Dec. 4. The free community event attracted more than 300 attendees and featured an intense gingerbread house decorating competition.

Twenty-eight teams competed in the 90-minute Gingerbread Challenge while the public observed. Creations included a Southwestern-style home, variations of the BCOM building and outdoor log cabin scenes. This year’s winners were:

Gingerbread House Challenge Winner

1st place winner of the Gingerbread Challenge.

First Place: $500 Grand Prize
The Enchanters
Team Captain: Paul Berver

Second Place: $250 Prize
The Jingle Bears
Team Captain: Ben Matkin

Third Place: $150 Prize
Jingle Ladies
Team Captain: Sara Hipps

Fourth Place: $25 Prize
Mom Squad
Team Captain: Elizabeth Hollenbaugh

Best Team Name
Festivus for the Rest of Us
Team Captain: Joe Padilla

Click here to see a complete photo album of the event.