White House Christmas Tour 2018

The White House has unveiled its Christmas Decor for 2018.

In sharp contrast to the White House Christmas Tour 2017, this year the White House decided on crimson topiary trees to line the east colonnade.

more-than-40-red-topiary-trees-line-the-east-colonnade-as-news-photo-1072575374-1543258554The rest of the decor is a more subdued, and centers around the theme “American Treasures,” which recognizes this country’s “unique heritage.”

holiday-decorations-celebrating-the-countrys-national-news-photo-1072560362-1543260878“This is a joyous time of year when we decorate the White House for the Christmas Season,” the First Lady goes on to say “our theme honors the heart and spirit of the American people. Thank you to the many volunteers and staff who worked hard to decorate the halls of the People’s House in Christmas cheer. On behalf of my family, we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”

DSC_4748ab-2048x1365The “official” White House Christmas Tree is on display in the Blue Room. At 18-feet-tall, the Fraser Fir from North Carolina is decorated with over 500 ft of blue velvet ribbon embroidered in gold with each state and territory’s name.

JGA_2404aThe entrance to the Blue Room from the Grand Foyer is stunning.

JGA_2415aThe White House’s Cross Hall connects the Grand Foyer to the State Dining Room and the East Room.

window-silhouette-of-u-s-president-thomas-jefferson-playing-news-photo-1072598980-1543260981The view from the Vermeil Room of the White House.

JGA_2328aThe Vermeil Room’s mantel underneath a portrait of Claudia (Lady Bird) Johnson.

JGA_2473aDecorations in the Red Room represent America’s children.

JGA_2539aThe East Room is decorated with noble firs.

5281And four city skylines.

JGA_2361aRed ornaments of all sizes decorate the trees in the grand foyer.

JGA_2610aThe State Dining Room incorporate roses and oak leaves on the mantle and a huge bouquet of white roses.

JGA_2350abThe China Room celebrates the White House’s “tradition of hospitality.”

5447Delicate White House ornaments grace the trees.

5113And the reflection of city skylines is seen in the mirror.

gingerbread-buildings-from-the-national-mall-including-the-news-photo-1072559432-1543261255Lastly, the White House pastry team re-created famous DC buildings in this year’s 225-pound gingerbread house.

Whatever our political affiliation, I think we can all appreciate the beauty of Christmas decor. I love this year’s White House decor, but not a huge fan of the red crimson trees, although they are very eye catching. I love the white trees that lined the east colonnade last year, they were simply stunning, my all time favorite. What about you all, what do you like?

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12 thoughts on “White House Christmas Tour 2018

    1. I don’t remember the blue trees, I’ll have to check that out. Silver, gold or champagne would be nice too.

  1. I simply love everything about “American” White House, decorated by our First Lady and enjoyed by the nation

    1. Hi Kathryn, I’m so glad you enjoyed the pictures. The White House does an amazing job each and every year, always changing things around. Thanks for visiting.

  2. I think the red trees have gone too far with it this year. It looks like a haunted forest and it gives the feelings of evil. It is indeed very ugly. But the rest of the decorations are beautiful. Thank you for bringing that to us Denise. I wish you a happy season!

    1. Hi Juli, the red trees are different for sure. I don’t think they are ugly, just not my taste. Hope you’re having a good holiday!

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