Families make gingerbread houses at their "home sweet home"

Nearly 400 people made their way to the arts center for the annual make-and-take gingerbread house craft. Aside from decorating their own tasty treats, families were able to get in the holiday spirit with writing letters to Santa, a selfie station, taking photos with princesses and much more. The Arts Council says the goal is to make a traditional activity like this convenient and enjoyable for everyone.

Pepper Massey, Executive Director, Rapid City Arts Council, says "Parents are so excited. They're thrilled because they don't have to shop, they don't have to clean up, they don't have to deal with drama, they can come here to the doll and make a gingerbread house all supplies included, have a great time, play around with other kids."

This is just one of the many events the Dahl Arts Center will host for the holiday season. They will have a performance by the Shrine of Democracy Chorus at noon on Wednesday as well as an exhibit opening and jazz performance on Friday.