Gingerbread House Workshops

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Construct the gingerbread home of your child’s dreams at one of the many workshops happening around town this month. Whether you want to learn the chemistry behind candy-making or discover the art of engineering, there’s a workshop that’s right for you and your family.


Thinkery offers four different workshops for you and your family to create and construct a unique gingerbread house. Choose from the classic workshop, Candy Chemistry, Seriously Sweet Structures, or a private workshop. Classes are available throughout the month of December. Registration does not include admission to Thinkery. 

When: Various Dates

Where: Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave, Austin, TX 78723

Cost: $5 per person

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Gingerbread Villas at Laguna Gloria

Design your very own candy home at The Contemporary Austin’s free monthly workshop. Create a house inspired by the architecture of the Driscoll Villa at Laguna Gloria. Reserve your spot here.

When: Dec. 14; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WhereContemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria location; 3809 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703

Cost: Free

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Frost and decorate a pre-constructed gingerbread house using piping bags, marshmallows, gingerbread people, and candy. And there’s hot chocolate!

When: Dec. 15, 21-23

Where: 3818 Far W Blvd #107, Austin, TX 78731

Cost: $40

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Bake Austin

Children ages 8-14 years old will assemble and decorate a super fun gingerbread house and bake some gingerbread cookies from scratch. Royal Icing, fondant, and an assortment of candy will be used to fancy our gingerbread houses up to festive code. And to make this class even better we will tell tales of the history of gingerbread houses and finish by reading Handsel and Gretel!

When: Saturday, Dec. 21, 10 am – 2 pm

Where: 1706 E 38th 1/2 St., Austin

Cost: $50

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