Weehawken’s Annual Holiday Tradition – The Family Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops Are Set for December 3rd in Ouray – Reservations Taken Now


RIDGWAY-Buckets of candy, oodles of frosting, sticky fingers, heaps of smiles, and a kajillion sugar-coated photo ops. That just about sums up Weehawken Creative Arts’ annual gingerbread house decorating event, offered every December to families from all over the region in either Ouray or Ridgway. For more than 11 years, Weehawken has presented the “Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop,” and this fun, memorable family event serves more than 50 families and is a wonderful holiday tradition.

Families must reserve a house in advance ($15 each) and will arrive to the Ouray School on Dec. 3rd to find a fully assembled house that just needs the magic of imagination and decoration. Once families check-in, they peruse bountiful tables of candy and goodies that can be added to the structures with oodles of frosting. As a team, families decorate their house and then get to take the house home for enjoyment during the holiday season. Additional donations are gladly accepted and appreciated for this program as it runs well over $1,000 to provide the service to participants.

Both of the 2016 workshops are set for Saturday, Dec. 3rd in Ouray: one will run from 10:00 am until Noon and a second session will run from 12:30 pm until 2:30 pm. Registrations are being accepted now and will be taken until the spaces are filled. Registrations are taken through Weehawken Creative Arts by phone at 970.318.0150 or online at www.weehawkenarts.org under the “special events” tab.