Gingerbread houses are a timeless staple around the holidays and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is inviting you and your little ones to construct sweet-tooth structures. Assemble confectionary palaces of icing and colorful candies, with all materials supplied. (Snacking is encouraged.) Registration is $20 for child/parent pairs; children should be aged 5 to12. The festivities run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. vmfa.museum/calendar.