The All Things Gingerbread Holiday Photo Contest

Event Date:
Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2020 at 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

All Things Gingerbread Photo Contest to be held During the Month of December 2020 

Everyone is invited to take a photo during the month of December at Old Fisherman's Wharf holding anything involving gingerbread, such as a gingerbread cookie or fudge or other gingerbread food item, a gingerbread house, a gingerbread ornament, a toy, printed picture or any item with gingerbread to celebrate the holiday season.   

Please include a one-sentence photo caption, your name, address, email and phone number. 

Come to the Wharf to also enjoy our Majestic Christmas Tree, Dazzling Lights and Music, and Lighted Sea life Themed Decorations. 


Send your photo submission to [email protected] before December 31, 2020.


 Please indicate in the email submission if the photo can be used on the Wharf’s social media with your photo credit (who took the photo and what it describes). The subject line of the email should state Wharf Gingerbread Photo Contest Entry. 


There will be a total of 3 winners and the first-place winner will receive $100 in Wharf Dollars, the second-place winner will receive $50 in Wharf Dollars and third place winner will receive $25 in Wharf Dollars to be redeemed at any Wharf merchant. Winners will be notified by January 15, 2021. 


About the History of Gingerbread


Baking a recipe full of spice would remind our early American settlers of their homeland. As years passed, the recipes like gingerbread that passed down through generations were always baked for holidays, mostly Christmas. The popularity of gingerbread during the holidays can also be attributed to the belief that spices heated you up in the winter! Queen Elizabeth I's retinue also included a royal gingerbread maker and she did a banquet where she had gingerbread men made to represent foreign dignitaries and people in her court.

If you're local to Monterey County and want to come to the Wharf to take a photo, take advantage of the  2-hour free parking (Mondays-Thursdays) for Monterey County locals with ID and the Locals Menus on the Wharf. 


For more information about Old Fisherman’s Wharf, go to or call 831.238-0777