The 8th annual "Sweet Home Chicago" event took place at the Four Seasons ballroom.
Children made houses out of gingerbread, frosting, and gumdrops.
Proceeds will go to the organization WINGS - Women In Need Growing Stronger, which provides housing and other services for victims of domestic violence.
The goal had been $475,000, but the benefit brought in $510,000.
Organizers say this was their best year ever.