We were lucky to get tickets through a good friend to viisit the White House at Christmas time. Most of these East Wing Rooms are available to the public for viewing.
White House Gardens from inside
White Tree Walkway
The East Wing Movie Theater
Viewing Past Presidential Christmas Cards
This one is my favorite because it was so unusual
The Library and Book Tree
The Vermeil Room
The China Room
The East Room
Beautiful Italianate Nativity Scene
Famous Portraits George Washington by Gilbert Stuart and Teddy Roosevelt
Glimpse into The Green Room
The Green Room
White House Window Silhouette Detail
Another Green Room View
The Blue Room
The Red Room
The Candy Table in the Red Room
Red Room Detail
Another Red Room View
State Dining Room
The White House Gingerbread House
The State Room Details
Full State Room
Ornate Ceiling & Detailed Molding
Pensive JFK Portrait
Gorgeous Mahogany Doors
Reagan’s Portrait directly across from JFK’s
The Grand Foyer
Frosted Trees in the Grand Foyer
View through to the Nativity Scene
Our Group under the Presidential Seal
The piano player in the corner’s music filled the hall
Stairs to the residential quarters
Our Flag Flies on top
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Along with the tour came a wonderfully illustrated guidebook by Jim Starr, who I was grateful they gave credit to. The illustrations show The President and First Lady’s son Barron being delited by all the festive deorations and heading up the residential staircase at the end. Included in the booklet is a recipe for Peppermint Bark and craft instructions for how to make your own silhouette.
It is truly a beautiful White House Christmas display with time-honored traditions that definitely puts you in the Christmas spirit.
We purchased two ornaments to help preserve the memories of this special holiday event.
Presidential 2017 Ornament
Exclusive ornament that you can only purchase at The White House
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and all the joy of this holiday season.
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