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Architecture aficionados rejoice: Old Town-themed gingerbread house event returns next month

Gingerbread replica of Old Town building (image via City of Alexandria)

Alexandrians have had a lot of thoughts on local architecture recently, and now they’ll get a chance to craft their own building in Old Town — albeit one made out of gingerbread.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum (138 N. Royal Street) is once again hosting its gingerbread decorating event early next month, with gingerbread houses themed around various historic buildings in Old Town.

According to the city’s website:

Learn about local architecture as you decorate a flat “façade” (front) based on historic buildings around Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. Ticket includes one flat gingerbread façade, all the supplies needed to decorate, and admission to the museum. Inspiring samples highlight architectural details you can recreate in candy and search for in the neighborhoods on your way home. Event ideal for families or adult groups; up to four people welcome per ticket. Hot cider available for purchase during event. $25 per decorating set for up to four people.

The event is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 17, from 1-6 p.m., but be prepared to defend your unauthorized exterior gumdrop additions or anachronistic frosting choices at the Board of Architectural Review later.

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