Saturday, 07 December, 2019


Melania Trump reveals White House Christmas decorations

First lady Melania Trump shared a sneak peek of the White House's 2019 Christmas decorations on her Instagram page Melania Trump unveils 2019 White House Christmas decorations
Bennie Garza | 03 December, 2019, 02:41

First Lady Melania Trump debuted the White House Christmas decorations on Monday giving the public a peek at this year's theme.

The traditional gingerbread White House shares its stage with American landmarks including the Statue of Liberty and the Golden Gate Bridge.

The Cross Hall leading into the State Dinning Room.

"In a post on Twitter, the first lady wrote, "'The Spirit of America' is shining in the White House!

The first lady unveiled the decorations in a tweet late Sunday night.

The East Colonnade of the White House is lined with double rows of see-through panels etched with more than 60 examples of American design, innovation and architecture, ranging from the Woolworth Building in New York City to the Space Needle in Seattle. Continuing on the youth theme, among the Christmas tree ornaments there are also dominos and playing cards with cute animal designs on them.

The East Wing features the Gold Star Family Tree, which the statement says was decorated by Gold Star families.

Additionally, Trump kept the tradition of a giant White House replica - made from 200 pounds of gingerbread, with layers and layers of white icing and banisters of the South Portico and Truman Balcony made from raw spaghetti coated black with icing. According to the statement, the State Dining Room, "celebrates America the lovely", with a gingerbread rendition of the South Portico of the White House and landmarks from across the country. It is decorated with handmade paper flowers, and the décor on the Blue Room tree pays homage to the distinctive floral emblem of every state and territory.

Mrs. Trump continued her tradition of hanging wreaths on the mansion's exterior windows, 106 in all.

Melania Trump inspects Christmas decorations at the White House in this image from video released on December 1, 2019.

More than 225 volunteers flew in from around the country to help decorate the White House during Thanksgiving weekend.

The White House band played Christmas music as photographers, reporters, and videographers got their first look for the annual Christmas decorations personally curated by First Lady Melania Trump.

The Grand Foyer at the White House.

A fireplace mantle in the Green Room.

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