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What is Gingertown?

It’s not just Santa’s little elves that are hard at work at Christmas time.  It’s architects too!  Founded in 2006 by David M. Schwarz Architects, GINGERTOWN is a one-of-a-kind holiday initiative that brings together the leading architects, engineers, and contractors in the D.C. area with building enthusiasts – young and old – to create a town made completely of ginger bread.  And, it’s all for a good cause.

Each year, David M. Schwarz Architects creates a new master plan for the magical town of ginger. Like all great master plans, the GINGERTOWN plan has the sense and rhythm of a traditional planned city, but unlike like other towns, the streets of GINGERTOWN are paved in Reeses Pieces and Rice Krispies, and typically have lamp posts constructed of candy canes.

Recipient Organizations

    • Children’s National Medical Center
    • Deanwood Rehabilitation
      & Wellness Center
    • Hospital Hospitality House
    • Martha’s Table
    • Ronald McDonald House
    • Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital
    • So Others Might Eat
    • The Cumberland at Green Hills
    • The Washington Home
    • The Wendt Center for
      Loss & Healing
    • Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital


  • Gingertweets

    • Shine your boots and dust off your cowboy hats - Gingertown is going west! Gingertown Junction will be coming to... ...
    • SAVE THE DATE! #GingertownDC comes alive on December 2nd with an exciting theme for 2014. (Hint: Shine your boots!) ...
    • MARK YOUR CALENDARS! GINGERTOWN DC 2014 will be held Tuesday, December 2nd at The Pennsylvania Building. More details coming soon!
    • Gingertown 2014 planning meeting is commencing at 1pm today! We'll be talking themes, logistics and location.... ...
    • Location scouting has begun! Where should we hold #GINGERTOWNDC 2014? We need about 10k SF for the build and like retail windows f ...
    • RT @dmsarchitects: Spring has brought many exciting things for us! Check them out in the DMSAS Newsletter Volume 22 ...
    • We received this wonderful thank you note from The Washington Home. For all our builders and supporters, this is... ...
    • For a little holiday cheer, we'd like to share one of the thank you notes we received from #Gingertown recipient... ...
    • And the votes are in for The People's Choice Awards. The winner is... Walter P Moore Engineers and Consultants... ...
    • I posted a new photo to Facebook
    • I posted a new photo to Facebook
    • The votes are in. The winner of People's Choice Award goes too @WalterPMooreEng for the Coliseum! Congratul ...
    • #GingertownDC made our deliveries today! Here is the Mayor at Deanwood, who had this great display table waiting... ...
    • Cool! Famous Art Museums Recreated Using Gingerbread and Candy
    • AP News Coverage of #GingertownDC: DC Builders Unite to Create Gingerbread Village
    • We are opening for public viewing until 2pm today! #GingertownDC
    • #GingertownDC will be having public viewing hours Friday 4-7pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-pm, 1322 U St NW. Come vote for your fa ...
    • Thanks to @BYT for great feature on #GingertownDC! Join us for happy hour tonight at 1322 U - it's all for charity! ...
  • Locations

    Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
    5:00pm – 9:00pm
    1275 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
    Federal Triangle Metro Station
    (Blue, Orange and Silver Lines)

    Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
    6:00pm – 9:00pm
    The Adventure
    Science Center

    Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
    5:00pm – 9:00pm
    NorthPark Center

    Thursday, Dec. 2, 2014
    5:00pm – 10:00pm
    Offices of Specialty
    Tile Products