Palos Verdes Residents Can Build Their Own Gingerbread House!

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Palos Verdes homes owners can get into the spirit of the season and enjoy making their own holiday decorations.  For years, families have enjoyed having the sweet smell of Christmas inside their homes with their very own gingerbread houses.  Whether looking for one to enjoy inside your home, or perhaps making an outdoor house where no baking is needed, you have several opportunities to create your own.

Terranea Resort will be offering their gingerbread house decorating on December 7, 14, and 21, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., or on December 8, 2019, at 3:30 p.m., where you can decorate your own edible gingerbread house with frosting, candies and other materials.  This is a fun holiday activity for all ages of your family to enjoy.  Advanced reservations required, and the cost will be $65 per house.  They recommended using one house for up to 4 people.  Please call (310) 265-2861 for more information and to reserve your spot.

Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes.

The South Coast Botanic Garden will be offering their own gingerbread house collection with a twist, no baking or sugar needed, on Sunday, December 8, and Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Their houses are made with natural elements from the Garden affixed to paper mache houses.  You will be taking a brisk walk in the Garden with docents to learn about and collect winter “treats” to decorate your houses.  Then you will go back and make your masterpieces to take home to enjoy.  The fee includes all supplies, set of two to three small houses approximately 3″ tall and a docent led tour.  This event is recommended for all ages.  Supplies will be provided, and all children must be accompanied by a registered adult. General pricing is $29. To register call (310) 544-1948.

The South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula.

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes will be offering their Gingerbread House event at Hesse Park on Sunday, December 15, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  You can make your house come alive with colorful candies, gum drops, peppermints, sprinkles, cookies, and more. The workshop includes a fresh gingerbread house from Mayer’s Bakery, decorating materials, light snacks and a delicious holiday beverage.  This event is designed for parents and children to attend together.  No drop offs allowed.  Registration covers one gingerbread house.  The cost for this event is $45.  For more information, or to register click here.

Hesse Park is located at 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes.

Originally posted to Elaine Carlson's real estate blog

Photo courtesy of South Coast Botanic Garden


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Kirsten Spriggs

This is the cutest idea! I think we should start doing something similar to this over at

Dec 12, 2019 01:16 PM #1
Bob Crane
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Hi Elaine,  Thanks for sharing this great event.  I am sure many families in the area will take advantage of it.

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