Gingertown2023 will be on December 5th!

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Preliminary Event Schedule:

November 27th – RSVP Deadline
November 30th – Teams will pick up lot assignments and supplies at ESa’s office
December 1-5th –Teams will independently create their Gingertown masterpieces!
December 5th – Each team to deliver built structures to ABC’s of Greater TB– Drop-off schedule 4-5PM, followed by an early evening party at ABC (4-7PM).
December 6th – Pieces of the Gingertown Village will be delivered to local non-profit organizations, along with proceeds from the event.

To sponsor Gingertown Nashville, please contact Lee Davis at or Tara Myers at

About Gingertown Nashville

It’s not just Santa’s little elves that are hard at work at Christmas time. It’s the design and construction community too! Founded in 2006 in Washington D.C. by David M. Schwarz Architects (DMSA), and presented in Nashville by ESa since 2010, GINGERTOWN™ is a one-of-a-kind holiday initiative that brings together architects, engineers and contractors with building enthusiasts to create a holiday village made completely of gingerbread and candy. And, it’s all for a good cause.

Every year, DMSA creates a new themed master plan for the magical town of ginger and each of the sponsor cities bring that plan to life. Like all great master plans, the GINGERTOWN™ plan has
the sense and rhythm of a traditional planned city with communal and civic-minded centers, green spaces and a strong pedestrian culture. But unlike other towns, the streets of GINGERTOWN™ are paved in chocolate and candy, and may have lamp posts constructed of candy canes.

Like many of their steel and concrete contemporaries, GINGERTOWN™ buildings often feature intricate structural support systems, functional moving parts and working lights. They are even subject to a town building code! The confectionery creations are detailed with chocolate, frosting, sprinkles, gum drops and dozens of other edible (and sugary) building materials. The handcrafted structures are then donated and put on display at local healthcare and community support organizations to help spread the message of joy and hope during the holidays.

The best of both!

This year, we continue with the hybrid build format, culminating with an in-person holiday party. Teams will come together for a viewing / awards party and celebrate the holiday season with other members of the design and construction industry. The event will also include special activities for children who participated in the build. The Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater
Tennessee (ABC) has generously offered to host the party at their new Nashville offices.

How to Donate:

Pay by Check

All payments should be made by check, payable to: The David M. Schwarz Architects Charitable Foundation.

Please bring your check with you to ESa when you pick up supplies on December 1st or send it directly to Tara Myers at ESa (1033 Demonbreun Street, Suite 800, Nashville, TN 37203). In order to help expedite getting these funds into the hands of our non-profit beneficiaries, we would appreciate receiving all checks prior to the evening of the Gingertown event on Tuesday, December 5th.

If you would like more information or wish to participate in the GINGERTOWN™ Nashville initiative this year please contact Lee Davis at or Tara Myers at


  • Hospital Hospitality House
  • Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • The Next Door
  • The Store

Sponsorship Levels

Presenting Sponsor


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$3,000 (name with ESa & ABC on event material + 1st pick of any 2 available lots*)

Holly Jolly Bar Sponsor


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1 available – Bar naming rights + 2 lots

Reindeer Grub Food Sponsor


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2 Available

1 available – Recognition at Food Area + 2 lots

Sugarplum Candy Sponsor


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1 Available

Name displayed at candy area + 2 lots

Frosty's Frosting & Gingerbread Sponsor


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2 available

3 available – Name on supply boxes + 1 lot each

Gingy's Gang


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Major Sponsorship

2 lots – 1 large/feature lot & 1 standard lot – limited number available

Gumdrop Groupies


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Minor Sponsorship

1 large/feature lot – limited number available

Candy Cane Crew


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1 standard lot – available until all lots sell out!)


Coming soon!