Jill Biden decorated the White House for the holidays: what it looks like and how to get there on a tour
Jill Biden, First Lady of the United States, decorated the White House for the holidays. When choosing a decor, she was inspired by the founding documents of the country, reports “Voice of America".
Every December, the White House is filled with holiday decorations: Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands, colorful lights, gingerbread houses and more. Those who wish can come and look at this splendor (if you want to know how to visit the decorated presidential residence, read on).
What inspired the First Lady
The theme chosen by Jill Biden when decorating the White House was the opening words of the US Constitution, "We the People."
Decorations for 2022 include 25 holiday wreaths, 77 Christmas trees and over 83 lights. White House website.
Festive decoration represents what unites Americans during the holidays and throughout the year.
For example, the White House Library has a copy of the Declaration of Independence on display, and the Christmas Gingerbread House includes a copy of Philadelphia's Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were signed.
New this year is a wooden menorah (a symbol of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah), carved by the White House carpenters.
Her Majesty Christmas tree
The main White House Christmas tree this year is a nearly 6-meter Concolor fir from the Evergreen Acres Christmas tree farm in Auburn, Pennsylvania. First Lady Jill Biden continued the tradition of inspecting the tree when it arrived at North Portico in a horse-drawn wagon. A majestic tree was installed in the Blue Room of the White House.
On November 30, 2022, the National Christmas Tree will be lit at the Ellipse. Free tickets were drawn in an online lottery at the end of October.
You can watch the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 11 on CBS at 20:00 pm ET.
The public is invited to attend the National Christmas Tree starting December 2nd. More information here.
How to visit the White House during the holiday season
The White House receives nearly 50 visitors each year during the festive season. Visitors receive an official guide to the White House holidays. You can download it here.
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You can see the Christmas decorations of the White House in December, preliminarily signing up for a tour of the White House. These tours are popular, so the earlier you apply, the more chances you have to visit the White House this holiday season.
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