The White House  in Washington, DC is known for its sumptuous holiday decorations, and this year’s offerings do not disappoint. Featuring a 500lb gingerbread house, covered for the first time in dark chocolate, and larger-than-life models of First Dogs Bo and Sunny.

White House decorations feature 500lb gingerbread house.

The White House, Washington, DC. Image by Diego Cambiaso / CC BY-SA 2.0

Created from 55,000 feet of yarn, the entire house is covered in festive decorations. There are 62 fir trees in the residence, displaying more than 70,000 ornaments. The White House estimates approximately 68,000 people will visit this holiday season. Read more at: