Family Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops

December 15th in Montrose.   December 16th in Ouray.

Buckets of candy, oodles of frosting, sticky fingers, heaps of smiles, and a kajillion sugar-coated photo ops. That just about sums up Weehawken Creative Arts' annual gingerbread house decorating event, offered for over a decade every December to families from all over the region in either Ouray or Ridgway.  NEW THIS YEAR:  we are expanding our services to Montrose with a Gingerbread House event in Montrose!   For over thirteen years, Weehawken has presented the "Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops" and this fun, memorable family event serves over 60 families and is a wonderful holiday tradition.

Families must reserve a house in advance ($15 each) and will arrive to either The Montrose Field House (Weehawken Montrose) on December 15 OR the Ouray Community Center on December 16th to find a fully assembled house that just needs the magic of imagination and decoration. Once families check-in, they peruse surreal tables of candy and goodies that can be added to the structures with oodles of frosting. As a team, families decorate their house and then get to take the house home for enjoyment during the holiday season. Additional donations are gladly accepted and appreciated for this program as it runs well over $1500 to provide the service to participants.

The 2018 workshops will be in both Montrose and Ouray.   The event will run 12:00-1:30 pm and 2:00-3:30 pm in Montrose and from 1:00-2:30 pm in Ouray.

Register for Montrose 12:00 pm Session

Register for Montrose 2:00 pm Session

Register for Ouray 1:00 pm Session1:00 pm Session

Registrations are taken online at or by phone at 970.318.0150.



Classroom Locations

* It’s important to know that some classes may be held in other locations that may not be listed below. Locations will be specified accordingly in class descriptions.

610 Arts Collective

Primary staff office
610 Clinton Street
Ridgway, CO 81432
(970) 318-0150

The Sherbino Theater

604 Clinton Street
Ridgway, CO 81432

Wright Opera House

472 Main Street
Ouray, CO 81427

Montrose Field House

25 Colorado Ave. 
Montrose, CO 81401

Weehawken Ridgway

1075 Sherman St
Ridgway, CO 81432
(970) 318-0150