Milwaukee Area Technical College's annual gingerbread house competition will be on display at the Milwaukee Public Market until Wednesday, December 13.
There's a twist in the competition this year because of a new partnership, "Gingerbread Pro." In addition to 31 traditional gingerbread house entries, there will be three replicas of the new Milwaukee Bucks arena and four of the Milwaukee Brewers' Miller Park stadium.
Visitors are invited to vote for the "people's choice" scholarship winner in the traditional gingerbread house competition and the Gingerbread Pro competition.
All of the elaborate houses were created by MATC's baking and pastry arts associate degree and baking production diploma program students. The competition will be judged by baking industry professionals.
Representatives of the Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers and Eppstein Uhen Architects President Rich Tennessen will weigh in on judging the replicas of their structures. Tennessen 's firm is the lead local architect for both Miller Park and the new Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center,
The Brewers Community Foundation and the Milwaukee Bucks have donated funds to the MATC Foundation's scholarship program as part of the new Gingerbread Pro partnership.