There is a ton of stuff to do in the area for the holidays, but why not try to win a little money while getting into the spirit? That's why the Third Annual Gingerbread House Competition in downtown Iowa City is here!

According to the event's website:

To attend this event, you must pre-register by purchasing a $40 ticket and choose what shift you would like to participate. The gingerbread house pieces and frosting are made by Molly's Cupcakes. A ticket includes entry for parties of up to four people, gingerbread house pieces, royal frosting for decoration and construction, and candy supplies to decorate.

While competitors are busy at work on their festive candy-coated gingerbread houses, a holiday cash bar will be open to spectators and participants serving up specialty holiday drinks.

Downtown Iowa City

Go to downtowniowacity.com For more information.