White House Wednesdays

Christmas at the White House

  The tradition of lighting the National Christmas Tree dates back to 1923 with President Calvin Coolidge, and tonight President and Mrs. Trump continue that tradition in President’s Park just outside the White House grounds in the Ellipse. In conjunction with the National Parks Service and National Parks Foundation, the annual event drew thousands of… Read More


  Today the White House announced its Christmas theme for the 2017 holiday season, “Time-Honored Traditions”. First Lady Melania Trump selected this poignant theme paying homage to the past first families who made the White House their home with 200 years of beautiful Christmas traditions inside the White House. “The President, Barron, and I are… Read More


With the hot temperatures in Washington, DC many are not singing “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” but that is not the case for White House Chief Usher Timothy Harleth and Grounds Superintendent Dale Haney, who already have Christmas on their minds for the President and Mrs. Trump. The 2017 White House Christmas… Read More


The unofficial start to the DC Christmas season begins with the arrival of the White House Blue Room Christmas Tree.  In conjunction with the National Christmas Tree Association, the Chief Usher travels to some of America’s finest Christmas tree farms to find the perfect tree for the Executive Residence. This year the 19-foot Balsam-Veitch fir… Read More


Today, Mrs. Obama unveiled the much anticipated theme of this year’s Christmas decorations, ’A Children’s Winter Wonderland’.   The White House stated “it celebrates the pureness that the holidays bring, as seen through the eyes of children. The magic and joy of a Winter Wonderland through a  child’s eyes transform the White House and its… Read More