Every December, the White House is filled with holiday decorations: Christmas trees, wreaths, garland, colorful lights, gingerbread houses, and more. Volunteers from across the country
work diligently in late November to get the White House ready for the very popular public White House holiday tours.
The 2018 theme was "American Treasures" and featured 40 topiary trees lining the East colonnade, 14,000 red ornaments hanging from 29 trees in the Grand Foyer, a giant gingerbread house depicting the National Mall, and the official White House Christmas tree decorated in blue velvet ribbon embroidered in gold with names of each State and territory.
The White House welcomed the holiday season with the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on November 28th.
Tickets were distributed by lottery October 18-22.
The White House welcomes more than 25,000 public tour guests every year to view the beautiful holiday decorations. Visitors receive an official White House Holiday Tour booklet.
You can view the White House Christmas decorations in December
by signing up in advance for a White House tour. These tours are popular, so the sooner you submit your request, the better chance you will have to
tour the White House this holiday season.