The Hoosac Tunnel came just short of winning the family competition.
ADAMS, Mass. — A sweet tradition is on display at the Adams Visitors Center.
Each year the Coons family hosts a gingerbread house competition on New Years Eve.
The night had previously concluded with a "gingerbread smash" where they destroyed all of their hard work.
However, the competition has grown so large and the structures have become too impressive not to share.
They donated the two top displays to the Council on Aging to show them off and they have been a "huge hit" among those at the senior center.
This year, Laurie and Todd Coons with their 4-year-old daughter Malia Coons came in second with their rendition of the Hoosac Tunnel.
Laurie's sister Michelle Bachand, Rita Gomes and their 5-year-old son Evan Bachard took the championship with a replica of the Mount Greylock summit.
The structures are made out of homemade gingerbread and completely edible candy.