The White House Just Unveiled Its Christmas Decorations
As per annual tradition, the White House went all out with its Christmas Decorations this year. Built around the theme "Time-Honored Traditions," this year's Christmas display is meant to celebrate 200 years of holidays at the White House. First Lady Melania Trump unveiled the decorations a few days ago. Here's an inside look at the garlands, ornaments, 53 Christmas trees, and over 18,000 lights used this year to transform the White House into a holiday wonderland.
Grand Foyer Entrance
Garlands line the entryway to the Grand Foyer, illuminating the official White House Christmas tree, a 19-and-a-half-foot Balsam fir tree.
Blue Room Christmas Tree
In the blue room, this Balsam fir tree is the center of attention, decorated with glass ornaments displaying the seal of each U.S. state and territory.
In the East room, two of the 53 Christmas trees used to decorate the White House this year stand on either side of an ornate nativity scene.
The China room boasts Christmas tree with a red and green color scheme and extravagant gold highlights.
In the East Room, a detailed nativity scene is on display.
The elegant gold theme carries on into the dining room, where two more Christmas trees stand decorated with gold ornaments and bows.
Winter Wonderland Hallway
A hallway in the East Wing makes visitors feel like they have entered a snowy forest.
Official White House Ornament
The Trump family Christmas ornament decorates the Christmas tree at the end of the hall, displaying the presidential coat of arms.
Cross Hall Trees
At the Cross Hall, trees decorated to look snowy make this part of the house seem like a magical winter retreat.
It wouldn't be Christmas without the annual White House gingerbread house, which weighs in this year at 350 pounds.
Even going up and down the stairs, the Christmas spirit carries on with 1,000 feet of garland lining the house banisters.
In front of this painting of Theodore Roosevelt by John Paul Sargeant, a sprig of mistletoe hangs in the East Room.
The Red Room
In this room, everything from ornaments to dishes of red candy is used to create a festive and elegant theme.
The Green Room
Themed around yet another Christmas color, the Green Room uses glowing lights to illuminate the tree and fireplace garland.
Window Decorations in the Green Room
Much like this display in a window the Green Room, many of the White House's windows are adorned with detailed scenes and works of art.
Holiday visitors who look up before entering the White House will see this welcoming garland-decorated portico.
Even from outside the White House, the Christmas spirit is clear in these festive red and green window wreaths.
*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors