Despite going through somewhat of a PR nightmare this year, Zuckerberg and his team found plenty of reasons to celebrate alongside 12,000 of their employees in San Francisco last weekend. The two-night affair was held at the massive Palace of Fine Arts, where rental rates run about $300,000-a-day. 

When you include the ski-lodge themed decor (complete with a vintage Aspen gondola), chainsaw-sculpted ice bear, marching band, food, and drink, price estimates for the bash reach upwards of $1.2 million. Not bad considering the series of scandals and mishaps that were revealed this year, from data breaches to oh, you know, Russian hackers messing around with our election.

Nevertheless, the company's COO Sheryl Sandberg seemed to have great time with her recent hire, Nick Clegg, former British deputy prime minister, alongside other higher-ups who were sanctioned off in a private VIP area.

The Silicon Valley take on a Winter Village also featured live Elves on Shelves (terrifying, tbh), men dressed like toy soldiers, fake falling snow, candy stations, and even a "Thumbs Up Tavern" where guests could snag a drink. According to the Daily Mail, however, even spread out over two nights, the jam-packed lines were horrendous. Still, it made for some pretty enviable Insta shots. Click through for a look inside the lavish party!

[Photo via @vickyerq]