Victoria Public Library to host its 31st gingerbread house workshop

The drive-thru event is a City tradition
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Victoria Public Library’s gingerbread house workshop event map. Photo contributed by the Victoria Public Library.

VICTORIA, Texas – Despite the location, the Victoria Public Library’s gingerbread house workshop is a Victoria tradition that has withstood the test of time.

“We have residents who brought their children to the event and are now bringing their grandchildren,” said Jessica Berger, assistant director at the Victoria Public Library. “The gingerbread house workshop has grown and evolved over time, and we always adapt to continue the tradition.”

The Victoria Public Library to host its 31st annual gingerbread house workshop

On Dec. 11, the Victoria Public Library will host the 31st annual gingerbread house workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will take place at the DeLeon Plaza, using the same drive-thru format that was utilized last year. Staff from the Victoria Public Library, the Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Victoria Police Department will provide a gingerbread house kit, hot cocoa mix and other supplies for families to use when celebrating at home.

“The drive-thru event was well-received last year and helped our participants get into the holiday spirit,” Berger said. “We started planning this year’s event during the summer, and we didn’t know whether it would be safe to host an in-person event by December, so we were fortunate to have an option available that we knew would work.”

Traffic will enter at the intersection of Main and Commercial streets. Drivers will then travel south along Main Street and circle DeLeon Plaza. Staff will block off streets in the area to help guide traffic and make sure attendees use the designated entrance. Residents are not allowed to line up before the event and may not exit their vehicles.

Staff will provide kits while supplies last. The Victoria Public Library will also give updates about supply availability through its Facebook page.

You can find more information about upcoming library events by visiting the Victoria Public Library’s Facebook page. You can also view the event calendar at