In the family category, Seth Lawrenz and his parents, Kim and Steve, defended their title after winning last year. Their winning gingerbread house, "Gingerbread Snowball Fun and Bunny Hutch," took two hours to make. The Lawrenz family combined all of the sugary treats that Seth liked, including ice cream cones, cookies and chocolate, with his love of snowball fights. Kim based the bunny hutch, featuring bunnies in a fenced area, on a bunny hutch she once had.
"We used to have a bunny hutch...and he likes snowball fights," Kim Lawrenz said. "I told him if he made the snowballs I would make the hutch."
In the group category, the Mill Pond Health Campus, represented by Kelly Robertson, won with their gingerbread house, "Legacy Kane," which featured Santa in his sleigh. Haylee Romalia won the individual category with her gingerbread house, "Santa's Summer Home." This house was set up to look like a beach resort and even had a reindeer on an inner tube floating in a pool.