It’s A White Christmas In The White House
The White House has revealed its Christmas decorations, and is now all decked out for its very popular public holiday tours.
For the Trumps’ first Christmas in the White House, the chosen theme is “Time Honored Traditions,” to reflect the 200-year tradition of holiday celebrations at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. With the fashion-savvy First Lady Melania Trump at the helm of the holiday decorating, the White House took on a stylish wintery Christmas scene.
All in all, the White House was decorated with 53 Christmas trees with over 12,000 ornaments, 18,000 feet of Christmas lights, 71 wreaths, and a 350-pound White House Gingerbread house. The White House Crèche, an 18th century terra cotta and wood nativity scene, is displayed in the East Room as well; it has been a staple décor for over 45 years now.
Large containers with wintry branches at a walkway in the East Wing; the Cross Hall lined with sparkly trees; framed holiday scenes by the window in the Green Room; two Christmas trees and a nativity scene in the East Room; the White House Crèche; a tree by the end the hall decorated with the Trump family’s official Christmas ornament: a gold-colored bauble with the presidential coat of arms encircled by a wreath of holly; garland on a bannister; the 19-and-a-half foot Balsam fir tree in the Blue Room decorated with glass ornaments with the seal of each state and territory; holiday-appropriate floral arrangements in the China Room; the 350-pound White House Gingerbread house in the State Dining Room; flocked garlands on the doorway in the Grand Foyer; the Green Room; a sprig of mistletoe hanging near John Signer Sargeant’s official portrait of Theodore Roosevelt in the East Room; the Red Room; a Christmas tree formed from books at the Library; the Vermeil Room; the North Portico; detail of the exterior: wreath on every window | Photos from House Beautiful US
During the launch of the White House Christmas decorations, ballerinas from Vivid Ballet Company provided entertainment to the guests, performing with Tchaikovsky's “The Nutcracker” playing in the background.