Arlington Park to host Dec. 8 event for families to design and decorate gingerbread houses

Pre-registration required by Nov. 30

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Sweeten up the holiday season with the City of Sarasota Parks and Recreation Department by building and decorating a gingerbread house at a special holiday program next month, the City of Sarasota says in a news release.

Children and their families are invited to design and decorate sweet holiday gingerbread houses between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Arlington Park and Aquatic Complex, located at 2650 Waldemere St., the release notes.

Participants at the Gingerbread House Making will be able to compete against other families to create the “Most Creative” or the “Most Edible” gingerbread house, the release adds.

The cost to participate is $20 per family. All supplies will be provided, the release points out. “Pre-registration is required by Nov. 30, as spaces are limited,” the release says.

Registration forms may be picked up at the Arlington Park and Aquatic Complex front desk during operating hours, or registration may be completed online at