PHOTOS: The 2018 White House Christmas Decorations

Feast your eyes on this year’s White House Christmas decorations while enjoying these many photos from the Washingtonian. On display are many rooms in the White House and the Trumps’ official 2018 holiday card.

“American Treasures” is the theme to this year’s White House Christmas decorations, with scenes from the National Mall to the New York skyline to the crops grown in America’s heartland showcased throughout the East Wing of the building.

Volunteers spent much of the Thanksgiving weekend outfitting the White House in various shades of red, green, gold, and blue.  Many visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy that labor over the coming weeks as the building is opened to private holiday receptions and public tours.

The Office of the First Lady began planning for this year’s decorations months ago. As in 2017, it fell to designer Nick Watts to execute on Melania Trump‘s vision in preparing the White House for the holiday season.

White House Christmas Decorations 2018
A colorful forest of berries lines the East Colonnade, with a green carpet designed to serve as a visual reminder of the evergreen trees outside.
White House Christmas Decorations 2018
The White House pastry team re-created famous DC buildings in this year’s 225-pound gingerbread house.
White House Christmas Decorations 2018
The White House’s Cross Hall, which connects the Grand Foyer directly to the State Dining Room and the East Room.
White House Christmas Decorations 2018
The decorations in the Red Room celebrate America’s children.
White House Christmas Decorations 2018
The Trumps’ official 2018 holiday card.
White House Christmas Decorations 2018
Regionally themed ornaments dot the 14-foot-tall Noble fir trees in the East Room.
White House Christmas Decorations 2018
Four unique city skylines are scattered throughout the East Room.
White House Christmas Decorations 2018
The ornaments on the White House library’s four trees bear seals from all of the nation’s states and territories.
White House Christmas Decorations 2018
The China Room celebrates the White House’s “storied tradition of hospitality.”
White House Christmas Decorations 2018
The Gold Star Family tree is visible immediately on entering the East Wing.
White House Christmas Decorations 2018
The 18-foot White House Christmas tree, located inside the Blue Room, was grown in Newland, North Carolina.
White House Christmas Decorations 2018
An ornament in the “Booksellers” area of the White House.
White House Christmas Decorations 2018
The view from the Vermeil Room of the White House.
White House Christmas Decorations 2018
Former holiday cards sent by first families over the years are on display in the “Booksellers” area.
White House Christmas Decorations 2018
The Vermeil Room’s mantel underneath a portarit of Claudia (Lady Bird) Johnson by Elizabeth Shoumatoff.
White House Christmas Decorations 2018
Cityscape ornaments in the East Room.
White House Christmas Decorations 2018
The view of the Cross Hall from the State Dining Room.
White House Christmas Decorations 2018
The Vermeil Room of the White House, which is located across from the library.
White House Christmas Decorations 2018
Red ornaments of all sizes blanket the Grand Foyer and serve as an extension of the red stripes found within the Presidential Seal.
White House Christmas Decorations 2018
Limited edition holiday candy commemorates the 2018 holiday season at the White House.
White House Christmas Decorations 2018
Elements of nature, such as roses and oak leaves, are incorporated into the décor on the evergreens flanking the fireplace in the State Dining Room.
White House Christmas Decorations 2018
An ornament from Washington State inside the Library of the White House.
White House Christmas Decorations 2018
The East Room serves as the White House’s primary entertainment space.
White House Christmas Decorations 2018
The Green Room is lavishly filled with fruits and other crops in order to illustrate “the bountiful harvest of America”.
White House Christmas Decorations 2018
The entrance to the Blue Room as seen from the Grand Foyer of the White House.
2018-11-30T20:22:35+00:00November 30th, 2018|