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Christmas at the White House

Deck the Halls and Welcome All Exhibit

November 15, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Deck the halls, and welcome all

The George W. Bush Presidential Center announces Deck the Halls and Welcome All: Christmas at the White House 2006; an all-new spectacular calendar of dazzling exhibits, exciting events, and fun activities running through January 6, 2019.


President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush pose for a holiday portrait in front the White House Christmas Tree Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006. White House photo by Eric Draper

All-New Museum Exhibit

The United States President and First Lady have chosen a theme for White House holiday celebrations every year since 1961. That year, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy decorated a tree placed in the oval Blue Room with ornamental toys, birds, and angels modeled after Pyotr Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite" ballet.

In 2006, President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush chose the theme, Deck the Halls and Welcome All to reflect the joys of the season and recall historic holiday memories at the White House.

Traditional and elegant decorations adorned the White House in 2006. Sparkling decorations reflected the joys of the season and recalled historic holiday memories at teh White House. Garlands with brightly colored glass ornaments cascaded over doorways on the State Floor, and snow greens, spiral topiaries and red ribbons decorated rooms throughout the White House. The color schemes of scarlet, crimson and fuchsia boldy accented the traditional touches of the holiday decorations. The official White House Christmas tree twinkled with crystals, snow, and ornaments of iridescent glass.

Deck the Halls and Welcome All: Christmas at the House 2006 allows visitors a glimpse into the magical White House holiday celebrations of 2006. The exhibit will be adorned with recreations and decorations of the Christmas White House holiday, behind-the-scenes photos, and a replica of the Blue Room White House Christmas tree.


 Stay tuned for more information about holiday performances, talks, and crafts happening this December!


Buy your tickets for this gorgeous holiday celebration today!

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