The Diplomatic Reception RoomEvery year the White House puts on a lovely display of Christmas trees. Get a peak at some of the many trees that are spread throughout the nation’s most prestigious address.
The Diplomatic Reception Room
Every year the White House puts on a lovely display of Christmas trees. Get a peak at some of the many trees that are spread throughout the nation’s most prestigious address.
The average American household might have one, maybe two, Christmas trees, but the White House is no average house. 90,000 visitors are expected to visit the White House this year and admire the holiday decorations that were put into place by hundreds of volunteers and White House staff.
So, just how many trees are in the White House exactly? There are 54 trees spread throughout the property, all reflecting this year’s theme, ‘Joy to All.’
According to the White House:
This year’s decorations also pay tribute to our Armed Forces and their families. The walls of the East Landing are adorned with wreaths crafted with red, white, and blue yarn, and a Christmas tree decorated with festive, patriotic ornaments completes the space. The official White House Christmas tree, which stands tall in the center of the Blue Room, honors the courageous service of the troops, veterans, and military families who serve our country with pride. The 18-foot-6-inch Fraser Fir from Jefferson, North Carolina is trimmed with ornaments decorated by military children living on U.S. Military Bases all over the world, and these one-of-a-kind ornaments honor their parents’ commitment to service.
Get a peak at some of the stunning White House Christmas trees:
The official White House Christmas tree arrived on November 23, 2012 and was greeted by First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters.
The official White House Christmas tree is on display in The Blue Room and is dedicated to troops, veterans and military families.
In the East Garden Room sits a collection of miniature Christmas trees with a topiary of the first dog Bo created from pom-poms.
To see more pictures of the White House Christmas tree and holiday decorations, visit HGTV.com.
Don’t miss this hilarious video where Bo checks out the White House Christmas trees and examines the topiary recreation of himself:Photo credits: HGTV