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White House Historical Association
11/06/2015 - 12/22/2015
Monday - Saturday

The White House Historical Association's holiday exhibit celebrates former White House Pasty Chef Roland’s Mesnier’s new publication The White House in Gingerbread: Memories and Recipes.

Featuring the largest gingerbread White House ever designed by the Chef, the exhibit explores the tradition of gingerbread at the White House dating back to the Nixon administration.

Chef Mesnier’s house is complimented by White House holiday inspired décor designed by HGTV design star Genevieve Gorder, host of the annual HGTV White House Christmas Tour.

Visitors to the exhibit will find ideas to incorporate into their own holiday celebrations, and also see examples of marzipan figures and sugar sculpture created by Chef Mesnier. Also on view will be a fresh Red Room cranberry tree, handcrafted by Jennie Lewis, Former White House Floral Designer. The cranberry tree in the Red Room has been a favorite holiday tradition at the White House since 1975.

Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday on November 26 – November 27 and closed on Tuesday, December 1

Additional Information

Nearby parking garages: 1610 I Street NW, 1625 I Street NW, 818 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Nearest Metro stops: Farragut West and McPherson Square on the Blue/Orange Line, and Farragut North on the Red Line