TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Families had the opportunity to take part in Tupelo's annual gingerbread house-making event.
Now in its seventh year, the event affords kids and their families a time to test their creative skills.
All kids and their families are provided with graham crackers, milk cartons, and an assortment of candies to complete their individual projects.
Health stations were set up to teach children about healthy snack options.
Each year the event has served as an opportunity for families to get in the holiday spirit.
"The main reason that we come is because it's such a fun activity for them to put together," said Emily Golden, Tupelo resident. "It's real easy for them to do because they have it all set up ready to go, and he loves the icing and the candy that he gets to eat off of it.
"The interaction with them trying to drink their milk and get a little healthy snack in with their fruits and activities in the room," added Joshua Simpson, executive chef. ["Also] interacting with their families and friends. It's just a fun, simple, and a free community event."
Even Santa Claus made an appearance at the Bancorp South Conference Center as families enjoyed the afternoon's free event.