White House decorates South Lawn in preparation of Halloween event

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 28: The South Portico of the White House is covered in decorations for Halloween, October 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

The White House's South Lawn was covered in decorations over the weekend, as the residence prepares for the arrival of trick-or-treaters on Monday.

On Friday, the White House announced that they will open the South Lawn to ghosts and goblins of all ages. 

Gates will be open from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for school children and parents from over 20 Maryland, Virginia, and District of Columbia schools, as well as military families and community organizations.

During these times, trick-or-treaters will enjoy seeing the South Portico decorated in spider webs. There will also be bats, orange pumpkins with profiles of past presidents, fog in the air, and the trees and south facade will be lit with different colors throughout the night.

The President and First Lady will also hand out cookies created by the White House Pastry Kitchen, as well as Presidential M&M's and other candies. 

Various departments and agencies such as the United States Secret Service, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Park Service, and the Department of Education will also be on hand to give out various items and participate in the festivities.

See the full press release here.