The GHT Christmas Bake Off

Event, Free, In Person, Workshops

Saturday 18th November 2023

God's House Tower, Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2NY

Do you know a budding baker? We need your help in finding Southampton’s finest Christmas bakes at the first ever GHT Christmas Bake Off!

This event is open to all, from budding young bakers to kitchen aficionados.

Entry to and participation in the bake off is £2 and all proceeds will be donated to The Society of St James, Hampshire’s leading homelessness charity who do essential work during what is for many people a difficult time of year.

Whether you’re interested in submitting your favourite Christmas recipe or just want to come along to taste, vote and support here is the schedule for the event:

10am – Bakers arrive and set up

12pm – 2pm – Doors open for the public tasting and voting

3pm – The count and the winner of each category is revealed by special surprise guest

The winner of each category will be awarded a £100 John Lewis Voucher! kindly sponsored by Go! Southampton.

You’ll be voting / competing for the following titles!

– Masters of Mince Pie

– Best in show

– Best mess

Don’t forget to bring lots of tasters to be in with a chance of winning!

If you’re planning to bring a bake please let us know by REGISTERING HERE!

May the best bakes win!

Questions? Please read the FAQ’s below and if anything is unclear please contact


– Do I need to book a ticket if I’m planning to bake?

No! You don’t need to book a ticket but please remember to register by filling in the short form HERE

– How are you going to manage allergies?

If you’re bringing a bake please bring a printed sheet of all of your ingredients so that people with allergies know whether your dish is safe for them

– Are festive tipples allowed?

Yes! Please drink responsibly

– Should I bring plates and cutlery?

Yes please. Any tasters you’re bringing should be easy to try, so please bring plates and cutlery / napkins if you’re able to.

– Where will the event be taking place?

The event will be taking place in the Crawford Room, Cafe extension and around the building

– Can I enter more than one recipe / bake?

Sure! But we will ask you to pay £2 per item to help us fundraise for the Society of St James!

If you're planning to bring a bake please let us know here!