FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 17, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT:
Tiffany DeSimone, Community Outreach Supervisor
Port of Bellingham
TiffanyD@portofbellingham.com
(360) 676-2500
https://www.portofbellingham.com/

2019 Port of Bellingham Gingerbread Contest Winners

On Dec. 6-8, 2019 The Port of Bellingham celebrated the 29th year of Holiday Port at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. Thanks to generous donations by Haggen, San Juan Cruises and BP all activities were free.

One of the most beloved aspects of the event is the annual gingerbread contest. The Bellingham community submitted a total of 81 gingerbread structures this year. The top three People’s choices winners were the builders of:

  1. Cuidad de la Muerta by the Miller/Roberts Family
  2. Jack Skellington's House by the Hildenbrand Family
  3. Hovander Tower by the Stiles Family

    The contest was free, and open to bakers of all ages and abilities. The First place winner for the People’s Choice award receives a cruise from San Juan Cruises. Many entrants chose to enter their edible structures in a silent auction which raised $632.00 for Toys for Tots. Category winners will be mailed place ribbons in the coming week.

    In Addition, 32 performance groups entertained the crowds at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal over 3 days.  Belle, Elsa and Cinderella as well as Mr. and Mrs. Claus all made appearances at Holiday Port.

    Everyone snapped photos, got artistic, ate cookies and drank cider to ring in the Holiday Season. The Port of Bellingham would like to thank the community for their support and participation!


        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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