Melania Trump unveils Christmas at the White House

The First Family will celebrate their first Christmas in the White House with a nod to tradition.  This year’s theme, “Time-Honored Traditions” was designed by First Lady Melania Trump to pay respect to 200 years of holiday traditions at the White House.

In the East Wing, visitors find a tribute to our service members and their families with the Gold Star Family Tree, which has been decorated with gold stars and patriotic ribbon. Visitors are encouraged to write a message to their loved ones who are on duty or abroad on the digital tablets provided.

After passing through the East colonnade, visitors will see the China Room, which honors the holiday traditions of dining and hospitality. The room is set up for a family Christmas dinner, with the table displaying the china from President Ronald Reagan. Then, visitors will see the Library, which features President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1866 edition of “A Christmas Carol,” as they recall the time-honored custom of reading Christmas stories to loved ones.

On the State Floor of the White House, the Grand Foyer and Cross Hall celebrate the first themed White House Christmas, which was the “Nutcracker Suite” in 1961. The Green Room honors the festivities of crafts, paper, and classic design. The Blue Room holds the official White House Christmas tree, which is decorated with glass ornaments depicting the seal of each State and territory. The Red Room hosts delightful holiday treats, and has been decorated with peppermints, candy, and cookies. The State Dining Room holds a traditional gingerbread house, which depicts the South facade of the White House and features Mrs. Trump’s signature Christmas wreaths.

“The President, Barron, and I are very excited for our first Christmas in the White House,” said First Lady Melania Trump.  “As with many families across the country, holiday traditions are very important to us. I hope when visiting the People’s House this year, visitors will get a sense of being home for the holidays.  On behalf of my husband and Barron, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and joyous holiday season.”

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<p>Christmas trees are seen during a preview of holiday decorations in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov.27, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Melania Trump unveils Christmas at the White House

Christmas trees are seen during a preview of holiday decorations in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov.27, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>The White House gingerbread house is on display in the State Dining Room at the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Melania Trump unveils Christmas at the White House

The White House gingerbread house is on display in the State Dining Room at the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Detail shot of Christmas decorations in the State Dining Room at the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 27, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Melania Trump unveils Christmas at the White House

Detail shot of Christmas decorations in the State Dining Room at the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 27, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Place setting is seen on a dining table in the China Room at the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The theme of the White House holiday decorations this year is “Time-Honored Traditions.” (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) </p>
Melania Trump unveils Christmas at the White House

Place setting is seen on a dining table in the China Room at the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The theme of the White House holiday decorations this year is “Time-Honored Traditions.” (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

<p>Detail shot of the book volumes that form a Christmas tree in the library at the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) </p>
Melania Trump unveils Christmas at the White House

Detail shot of the book volumes that form a Christmas tree in the library at the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

<p>Christmas decorations are seen at the North Portico of the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The theme of the White House holiday decorations this year is “Time-Honored Traditions.” (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) </p>
Melania Trump unveils Christmas at the White House

Christmas decorations are seen at the North Portico of the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The theme of the White House holiday decorations this year is “Time-Honored Traditions.” (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

<p>The Vermeil Room at the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) </p>
Melania Trump unveils Christmas at the White House

The Vermeil Room at the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

<p>The library at the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations November 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) </p>
Melania Trump unveils Christmas at the White House

The library at the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations November 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

<p>The 2017 official White House Christmas card is on display during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) </p>
Melania Trump unveils Christmas at the White House

The 2017 official White House Christmas card is on display during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

<p>Christmas wreaths are seen on the windows of the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) </p>
Melania Trump unveils Christmas at the White House

Christmas wreaths are seen on the windows of the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

<p>Ornaments on a Christmas tree at the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) </p>
Melania Trump unveils Christmas at the White House

Ornaments on a Christmas tree at the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

<p>The White House Christmas Tree is seen in the Blue Room during a preview of holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 27, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Melania Trump unveils Christmas at the White House

The White House Christmas Tree is seen in the Blue Room during a preview of holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 27, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>The White House creche is on display in the East Room at the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) </p>
Melania Trump unveils Christmas at the White House

The White House creche is on display in the East Room at the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

<p>The White House Gingerbread House is seen in the State Dining Room during a preview of Christmas and holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 27, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Melania Trump unveils Christmas at the White House

The White House Gingerbread House is seen in the State Dining Room during a preview of Christmas and holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 27, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>The Cross Hall at the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The theme of the White House holiday decorations this year is “Time-Honored Traditions.” (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) </p>
Melania Trump unveils Christmas at the White House

The Cross Hall at the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The theme of the White House holiday decorations this year is “Time-Honored Traditions.” (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

<p>Christmas decorations are seen in the East Wing during a preview of holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 27, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Melania Trump unveils Christmas at the White House

Christmas decorations are seen in the East Wing during a preview of holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 27, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>A display of candy as part of Christmas decorations are seen in the Red Room during a preview of holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 27, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Melania Trump unveils Christmas at the White House

A display of candy as part of Christmas decorations are seen in the Red Room during a preview of holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 27, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Christmas decorations are seen in the Red Room during a preview of holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 27, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Melania Trump unveils Christmas at the White House

Christmas decorations are seen in the Red Room during a preview of holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 27, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Ornaments are hung on a Christmas tree in the Red Room at the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 27, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Melania Trump unveils Christmas at the White House

Ornaments are hung on a Christmas tree in the Red Room at the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 27, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Christmas decorations are seen hanging in the window of the Green Room during a preview of holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 27, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Melania Trump unveils Christmas at the White House

Christmas decorations are seen hanging in the window of the Green Room during a preview of holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 27, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>A display of candy as part of Christmas decorations are seen in the Red Room during a preview of holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 27, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Melania Trump unveils Christmas at the White House

A display of candy as part of Christmas decorations are seen in the Red Room during a preview of holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 27, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Place setting are seen on a dining table in the China Room at the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) </p>
Melania Trump unveils Christmas at the White House

Place setting are seen on a dining table in the China Room at the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations Nov. 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

<p>The official White House Christmas tree stands in the Blue Room at the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations November 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. The theme of the White House holiday decorations this year is “Time-Honored Traditions.” (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) </p>
Melania Trump unveils Christmas at the White House

The official White House Christmas tree stands in the Blue Room at the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations November 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. The theme of the White House holiday decorations this year is “Time-Honored Traditions.” (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

<p>Christmas decorations are seen in the East Wing during a preview of holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 27, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Melania Trump unveils Christmas at the White House

Christmas decorations are seen in the East Wing during a preview of holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 27, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Christmas decorations are seen in the State Dining Room during a preview of holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Melania Trump unveils Christmas at the White House

Christmas decorations are seen in the State Dining Room during a preview of holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

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