White House Christmas Tours 2022

White house Christmas decorations - Biden - 2021

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.

Last year's theme was "Gifts from the Heart". The holiday decor featured a large gingerbread White House that recognized front-line workers who persevered through the coronavirus pandemic. The official Christmas tree in the Blue Room celebrated the gifts of peace and unity.




The White House Christmas Tree Arrival

Last year's White House Christmas tree was an 18-and-a-half-foot Fraser fir from Peak Farms of Jefferson, North Carolina. First Lady Jill Biden continued the tradition of inspecting the tree as it arrived at the North Portico via horse and carriage. The grand tree was placed in the Blue Room of the White House and decorated with the theme "Gifts from the Heart".




White House Christmas Photos

Every November, volunteers from across the country work diligently to decorate the White House for the holiday season. This is a tremendous effort by many dedicated and enthusiastic people. To get an idea of the amount of work involved, read this blog post or that blog post by former volunteers.








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.

Note: White House tours have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Current status: Call the 24-hour information line at (202) 456-7041

National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

The White House welcomed the holiday season with the traditional lighting of the National Christmas Tree on December 2nd. You can watch the 99th National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony here. The public was invited to visit the National Christmas Tree from Dec. 4, 2021 through Jan. 1, 2022. (Sunday-Thursday: 10am -10pm; Friday-Saturday: 10am -11pm)


National Christmas Tree - The Biden White House - 2021