Melania Trump Unveils White House Christmas Tree Decorations

Melania unveils 'Time-Honored Traditions' holiday decor

White House’s holiday display includes 53 Christmas trees, and honors the military

The first lady personally selected every detail in this year’s displays. More than 150 volunteers from 29 states spent the past week for a total of 1,600 hours decking the halls and placed 1,000 feet of garland around each room’s fireplace, mantles, and doorways.

About 70 of Trump’s signature Christmas wreaths and 53 Christmas trees were on display throughout the state floor and lower level of the building. Around 18,000 feet of Christmas lights and 12,000 ornaments were placed, including gold ornaments with each of the 50 states’ names engraved on them.

The holiday celebrating begins later Monday with a party for the volunteer decorators and will continue well into December with receptions and parties — sometimes two a day — for the next several weeks. More than 25,000 visitors are expected to tour the White House for the holidays and the kitchen is ready: a total of 31,000 cookies have been baked, including 15,000 sugar cookies.

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Mrs. Trump’s signature Christmas includes 71 wreaths, 53 Christmas trees, more than 18,000 lights, more than 12,000 ornaments, more than 3,100 yards (about 2800 meters) of ribbon and more than 1,000 feet (300 meters) of garland, the White House said.

 

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