This is the Trump family’s first Christmas at the White House. First Lady Melania Trump has personally designed to pay homage to two hundred years, holiday traditions at the White House. Mrs. Trump has personally chosen the very detail for this decorations at White House. Wreaths that hang from exterior windows with glistening wintry branches lining an East Wing hallway, is a new touch this year.
In the East Wing, visitors find a tree which is decorated with gold stars and patriotic ribbon to pay tribute to the service members and their families.Visitors are encouraged to write a message, to their loved ones who are on duty or abroad, on the digital tablets which is provided to the visitors.
Visitors will see the China Room which honors the Christmas season traditions of dining and hospitality. The room is set up for a family Christmas dinner on a table of china from President Ronald Reagan (40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989). The visitors will see the Library, which features President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1866 edition of “A Christmas Carol,” to recall the time honored custom of reading Christmas stories to loved ones.
On the State Floor of the White House, the Grand Foyer and Cross Hall celebrate the first themed White House Christmas, which was the Nutcracker Suite in 1961.
The Green Room honors the festivities of crafts, paper, and classic design.
The Blue Room holds the official White House Christmas tree which is decorated with glass ornaments depicting the seal of each State and territory.
The Red Room hosts delightful holiday treats. It has been decorated with peppermints, candy, and cookies.
The State Dining Room holds a traditional 350-pound gingerbread house which depicts the South facade of the White House and features Mrs. Trump’s signature Christmas wreaths.
First Lady Melania Trump said,“As with many families across the country, holiday traditions are very important to us. I hope when visiting the People’s House this year, visitors will get a sense of being home for the holidays. On behalf of my husband and Barron (Trump’s 11 year old son) I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and joyous holiday season.”
Throughout the month of December, the White House will host more than one hundred open houses and many receptions. More than 25,000 visitors will walk the halls taking part in public tours.