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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

  • Locations

    Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016
    5:30pm – 9:30pm
    900 16th St NW
    Accessible from Farragut West, Farragut North & McPherson Square Metro Stations

    Monday, Dec. 5, 2016
    5:30pm – 9:00pm
    The Adventure
    Science Center

    Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016
    5:00pm – 9:00pm
    NorthPark Center
    Nordstrom Court

    Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016
    5:00pm – 10:00pm
    Offices of Specialty
    Tile Products