Dec. 5, 2013
The 10th Annual Virginia gingerbread Christmas Village is on display right now at the Omni Hotel in Charlottesville.
This year's theme is "Stage and Screen" with houses modeled after favorite movies and plays. More than 30 people, of all ages, entered this year's contest.
Organizers say every part of the houses is required to be edible, and some of the more elaborate pieces can take months to put together. But they say the final product is well worth it.
"The kids, the kids, it's just like magic land because we get done, as you can see with all the lights and everything,” says Morgan Perkins with the Downtown Business Association. “By the time we get done decorating, and Santa's up here in his spot and we have all the beautiful magical trains in the back and things like that so the kids are very excited."
Perkins says this was originally meant to be a one-time event, but people just kept asking her to bring it back.