Christmas Past & Gingerbread Presents

Winter break has officially begun for many DC-area kids, which means we, parents, are looking for more weekday activities to keep them engaged and entertained.  Tudor Place, where American history and culture are celebrated in a historic Georgetown mansion, is hosting a couple of  programs this week and next that sound like a treat (a yummy one!) for children.

Recommended for ages 5 and up, the Gingerbread House Workshop gives kids a glimpse at holidays past and some tasty fun at present.   Guests will become history detectives as they tour the historic mansion in search of clues — century-old toys and games — to discover how the holidays were celebrated a hundred years ago.   After the tour, children will design and build their own edible gingerbread house to take home.  Hot cider and cookies will be served. Yum!

Several time slots are available, kids must register to attend:
Tuesday, December 21 | 10:30am – 12pm or 1:30 – 3pm
Wednesday, December 22 | 10:30am – 12pm or 1:30 – 3pm
Wednesday, December 29 | (10:30am – 12pm SOLD OUT ) or 1:30 – 3pm
Thursday, December 30 | 10:30am – 12pm or 1:30 – 3pm

Younger children can enjoy a scaled-down version of the workshop on Tuesday, December 28.  Story Time with Ms. Peter is recommended for children ages 3-5.  Guests can enjoy a special holiday story, then take their own interactive tour of the mansion in search of holiday decorations.  Afterward, they’ll decorate gingerbread cookies to take home.  Two time slots are available – 10:30am – 12pm or 1:30 – 3pm.

The cost for both programs is $12/non-members, $10/members, free for adult chaperons. To register, call 202.965.0400 x110 or email  Tudor Place is located at 1644 31st Street NW.


Filed under DC, Gradeschoolers, Holidays, Preschoolers, Winter

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