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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. Ticketing information can be found below.
The White House welcomes the holiday season with the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in December.
Tickets to this popular event are usually distributed by lottery in advance. Information will be posted here when it becomes available.
In the past, the White House would welcome more than 25,000 public tour guests every year to view the beautiful holiday decorations. Visitors received an official White House Holiday Tour booklet. Here is the official White House Christmas Tour booklet from 2019:
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.