We might still have Thanksgiving leftovers in the fridge, but I’m sure many of you are thinking about gingerbread houses you’d like to make this year.

Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa hosts an Austin-themed gingerbread competition every holiday season. This year’s event takes place on Nov. 30. Contributed by Omni Barton Creek.

On Wednesday, I’ll be judging the 9th annual gingerbread competition at Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa, where I’ll be checking out some spectacular gingerbread creations. You, too, can browse the gingerbread sculptures and displays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the resort at 8212 Barton Club Dr. They’ll have a Christmas tree lighting, holiday carols and complimentary desserts. Once you check out those cool projects, you might get the itch to learn how to make one yourself. Faraday’s Kitchen Store in the Shops at the Galleria in Bee Cave, 12918 Shops Parkway, is hosting a gingerbread house decorating class with pastry chef Rory Haff from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The class costs $49, and includes a small gingerbread house to decorate. The class is open to anyone over the age of 10, and you can sign up at faradayskitchenstore.com. ]]