This annual display of gingerbread houses large and small, with a few cabins, castles, lighthouses, and mythical structures thrown in for good measure shows off the heart of the community. Professional bakers and grade school builders all compete in this hilarious annual event with prizes awarded for Most Ingredients Used, Best Holiday Spirit, Most Obsessive Compulsive, Best Landscaping and, of course, Most Spectacular among other awards. The confectionery creations are on display beginning Friday evening at the Dough Ball Preview Party and then throughout the weekend from 10 am – 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. No admission fee on Saturday or Sunday. Donations welcome. Entertainment, cocoa, bake sale, and the magical gingerbread structures make this the most fun weekend of the year at the Opera House. Interested in creating an entry for this year’s Spectacular? Please call 207-633-6855 for details. This weekend of holiday magic is generously sponsored by The First National Bank and we are particularly thankful to the staff of the Boothbay Harbor branch.