A whimsical town fashioned from gingerbread, licorice whips, gumdrops and icing comes to life November 26th in the seventh annual Gingertown. Hosted by David M. Schwarz Architects, Gingertown’s will be erected in four short hours at 1133 Connecticut Avenue, NW (old Filene's Basement space) near the Farragut North metro station and on view all week until November 30th. Watch construction LIVE on Monday from 6 to 10 p.m. More than 250 pounds of gingerbread, 100 pounds of icing, and ten pounds of gumdrops are used to create this sweet downtown.
Recipients of this year’s buildings in Washington include Children’s National Medical Center, Deanwood Rehabilitation & Wellness Center, Martha’s Table, Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital, So Others Might Eat, The Washington Home, and The Wendt Center for Loss & Healing. In Dallas, recipients include the Children’s Craniofacial Association; and in Nashville, recipients include Hospital Hospitality House, Ronald McDonald House, The Cumberland at Green Hills, and Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.