White House Christmas Tours

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Christmas at the White House

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. This year, volunteers will be busy decorating the White House from November 19-26.

National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 2018

The White House will welcome the holiday season with the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on November 28th. Tickets will be distributed by lottery October 18-22.

For more about the lottery for the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, go here.

National Christmas Tree - The White House - 2017


White House Christmas Tour Booklet

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.

White House Christmas Tour Photos

White House holiday tour

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White House Christmas Tour Tickets

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.