If baking is your thing, why not enter the Ultimate Cookie and Cupcake Challenge at Ballantyne Hotel? Sunday, Dec. 18th, 2-4pm, bring in your family favorite. Your prize could be an overnight stay with breakfast in bed! If you’d rather look at sugarplums than create them, Gingerbread Lane is open from Dec. 10 through Dec. 26th. Magic holiday houses in an elegant setting.