SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) — The Fairmont San Francisco hosted the official ribbon cutting of its massive gingerbread house Saturday. The two-story gingerbread house will remain in the Fairmont lobby throughout the holiday season.

It measures 22-feet-high by 12 1/2-feet-wide by 10 1/2-feet-deep and is constructed of 5,500 pieces of gingerbread, 850 pounds of royal icing, 425 pounds of candy, and eight gallons of chocolate.

The massive house will even feature a room where children can write letters to Santa.

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