• 2023 Blue Room Holiday Decorations, Biden Administration
    David Wiegold
    State Floor
    Blue Room
    Blue Room Christmas Tree
    Christmas
    decorations
    winter holidays
    This photograph of the Blue Room was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. The Blue Room is captured through one of the doorways leading to the Red Room. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The Blue Room Christmas Tree was an 18½ foot Fraser Fir from Fleetwood, North Carolina with decorations representing the country through merry landscapes, neighborhoods, and the names of every state, territory, and the District of Columbia. A replica of a vintage passenger train circled the base of the tree. The train set was loaned by the Train Collectors Association. Siblings Amber Scott and Alex Church of Cline Church Nursery presented the tree to Dr. Biden on November 20, 2023.
  • 2023 Blue Room Holiday Decorations, Biden Administration
    David Wiegold
    State Floor
    Blue Room
    Blue Room Christmas Tree
    Christmas
    decorations
    winter holidays
    This photograph of the Blue Room was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The Blue Room Christmas Tree was an 18½ foot Fraser Fir from Fleetwood, North Carolina with decorations representing the country through merry landscapes, neighborhoods, and the names of every state, territory, and the District of Columbia. A replica of a vintage passenger train circled the base of the tree. The train set was loaned by the Train Collectors Association. Siblings Amber Scott and Alex Church of Cline Church Nursery presented the tree to Dr. Biden on November 20, 2023.
  • President Biden Arrives at the 2023 Tree Lighting
    Matthew D'Agostino
    Christmas Tree Lighting
    Christmas
    Ellipse
    winter holidays
    This photograph of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden arriving at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and concert was taken by Matthew D'Agostino for the White House Historical Association on November 30, 2023. President and Dr. Biden were joined on stage by the evening's host, Mickey Guyton, to switch on the tree's lights. The celebration took place on The Ellipse, located just south of the White House. The 2023 tree lighting was the third presided over by President and Dr. Biden. They were joined in the festive celebration with performances by Darren Criss, Samara Joy, Ledisi, Maddie & Tae, St. Vincent, Joe Walsh, Dionne Warwick, and the United States Coast Guard’s Guardians Big Band.
  • 2023 Vermeil Room Holiday Decorations, Biden Administration
    David Wiegold
    winter holidays
    decorations
    Vermeil Room
    Ground Floor
    Christmas
    ornament
    This close-up photograph of the Official 2023 White House Christmas Ornament in the Vermeil Room was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The decorations in the Vermeil Room honored music and performance during the holiday season. A mechanical theater featuring United States Marine Band figures occupied the center of the room. Christmas trees with musical instrument ornaments also stood on both sides of the stage. The mantel, seen here was also decorated with ballerinas and music boxes.
  • 2023 Vermeil Room Holiday Decorations, Biden Administration
    David Wiegold
    winter holidays
    decorations
    Vermeil Room
    Ground Floor
    Christmas
    ornament
    This close-up photograph of the Official 2023 White House Christmas Ornament in the Vermeil Room was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The decorations in the Vermeil Room honored music and performance during the holiday season. A mechanical theater featuring United States Marine Band figures occupied the center of the room. Christmas trees with musical instrument ornaments also stood on both sides of the stage. The mantel, seen here was also decorated with ballerinas and music boxes.
  • 2023 Vermeil Room Holiday Decorations, Biden Administration
    David Wiegold
    winter holidays
    decorations
    Vermeil Room
    Ground Floor
    Christmas
    ornament
    This close-up photograph of the Official 2023 White House Christmas Ornament in the Vermeil Room was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The decorations in the Vermeil Room honored music and performance during the holiday season. A mechanical theater featuring United States Marine Band figures occupied the center of the room. Christmas trees with musical instrument ornaments also stood on both sides of the stage. The mantel, seen here was also decorated with ballerinas and music boxes.
  • Details of 2023 Vermeil Room Holiday Decorations, Biden Administration
    David Wiegold
    winter holidays
    decorations
    Vermeil Room
    Ground Floor
    Christmas
    This close-up photograph of decorations in the Vermeil Room was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The decorations in the Vermeil Room honored music and performance during the holiday season. A mechanical theater featuring United States Marine Band figures occupied the center of the room. Christmas trees with musical instrument ornaments also stood on both sides of the stage. The mantel was decorated with the Official 2023 White House Christmas Ornament honoring the presidency of Gerald R. Ford, as well as ballerinas, musical instruments, and sheet music on a garland.
  • Details of 2023 Vermeil Room Holiday Decorations, Biden Administration
    David Wiegold
    winter holidays
    decorations
    Vermeil Room
    Ground Floor
    Christmas
    This close-up photograph of decorations in the Vermeil Room was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The decorations in the Vermeil Room honored music and performance during the holiday season. A mechanical theater featuring United States Marine Band figures occupied the center of the room. Christmas trees with musical instrument ornaments also stood on both sides of the stage. The mantel was decorated with the Official 2023 White House Christmas Ornament honoring the presidency of Gerald R. Ford, as well as ballerinas, musical instruments, and sheet music on a garland.
  • Details of 2023 Vermeil Room Holiday Decorations, Biden Administration
    David Wiegold
    winter holidays
    decorations
    Vermeil Room
    Ground Floor
    Christmas
    This close-up photograph of decorations in the Vermeil Room was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The decorations in the Vermeil Room honored music and performance during the holiday season. A mechanical theater featuring United States Marine Band figures occupied the center of the room. Christmas trees with musical instrument ornaments also stood on both sides of the stage. The mantel was decorated with the Official 2023 White House Christmas Ornament honoring the presidency of Gerald R. Ford, as well as ballerinas, musical instruments, and sheet music on a garland.
  • Details of 2023 Vermeil Room Holiday Decorations, Biden Administration
    David Wiegold
    winter holidays
    decorations
    Vermeil Room
    Ground Floor
    Christmas
    This close-up photograph of decorations in the Vermeil Room was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The decorations in the Vermeil Room honored music and performance during the holiday season. A mechanical theater featuring United States Marine Band figures occupied the center of the room. Christmas trees with musical instrument ornaments also stood on both sides of the stage. The mantel was decorated with the Official 2023 White House Christmas Ornament honoring the presidency of Gerald R. Ford, as well as ballerinas, musical instruments, and sheet music on a garland.
  • Chef Morrison with the 2023 White House Gingerbread House
    David Wiegold
    staff
    Christmas
    State Dining Room
    State Floor
    decorations
    food & drink
    gingerbread
    winter holidays
    Residence staff
    This photograph of White House Executive Pastry Chef Susan "Susie" E. Morrison with the White House Gingerbread House was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The 2023 White House Gingerbread House, on display in the State Dining Room, commemorated the 200th anniversary of the publication of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. The display featured a sugar cookie replica of the book and Santa’s sleigh soaring over the White House grounds.
  • Details of 2023 Vermeil Room Holiday Decorations, Biden Administration
    David Wiegold
    winter holidays
    decorations
    Vermeil Room
    Ground Floor
    Christmas
    This close-up photograph of decorations in the Vermeil Room was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The decorations in the Vermeil Room honored music and performance during the holiday season. A mechanical theater featuring United States Marine Band figures occupied the center of the room. Christmas trees with musical instrument ornaments also stood on both sides of the stage. The mantel was decorated with the Official 2023 White House Christmas Ornament honoring the presidency of Gerald R. Ford, as well as ballerinas, musical instruments, and sheet music on a garland.
  • Chef Morrison with the 2023 White House Gingerbread House
    David Wiegold
    staff
    Christmas
    State Dining Room
    State Floor
    decorations
    food & drink
    gingerbread
    winter holidays
    Residence staff
    This photograph of White House Executive Pastry Chef Susan "Susie" E. Morrison with the White House Gingerbread House was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The 2023 White House Gingerbread House, on display in the State Dining Room, commemorated the 200th anniversary of the publication of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. The display featured a sugar cookie replica of the book and Santa’s sleigh soaring over the White House grounds.
  • Chef Morrison with the 2023 White House Gingerbread House
    David Wiegold
    staff
    Christmas
    State Dining Room
    State Floor
    decorations
    food & drink
    gingerbread
    winter holidays
    Residence staff
    This photograph of White House Executive Pastry Chef Susan "Susie" E. Morrison with the White House Gingerbread House was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The 2023 White House Gingerbread House, on display in the State Dining Room, commemorated the 200th anniversary of the publication of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. The display featured a sugar cookie replica of the book and Santa’s sleigh soaring over the White House grounds.
  • Chef Morrison with the 2023 White House Gingerbread House
    David Wiegold
    staff
    Christmas
    State Dining Room
    State Floor
    decorations
    food & drink
    gingerbread
    winter holidays
    Residence staff
    This photograph of White House Executive Pastry Chef Susan "Susie" E. Morrison with the White House Gingerbread House was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The 2023 White House Gingerbread House, on display in the State Dining Room, commemorated the 200th anniversary of the publication of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. The display featured a sugar cookie replica of the book and Santa’s sleigh soaring over the White House grounds.
  • Chef Morrison with the 2023 White House Gingerbread House
    David Wiegold
    staff
    Christmas
    State Dining Room
    State Floor
    decorations
    food & drink
    gingerbread
    winter holidays
    Residence staff
    This photograph of White House Executive Pastry Chef Susan "Susie" E. Morrison with the White House Gingerbread House was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The 2023 White House Gingerbread House, on display in the State Dining Room, commemorated the 200th anniversary of the publication of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. The display featured a sugar cookie replica of the book and Santa’s sleigh soaring over the White House grounds.
  • 2023 White House Gingerbread, Biden Administration
    David Wiegold
    winter holidays
    food & drink
    decorations
    State Floor
    State Dining Room
    Christmas
    gingerbread
    This photograph of the White House Gingerbread House was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The 2023 White House Gingerbread House, on display in the State Dining Room, commemorated the 200th anniversary of the publication of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. The display featured a sugar cookie replica of the book and Santa’s sleigh soaring over the White House grounds.
  • Chef Morrison with the 2023 White House Gingerbread House
    David Wiegold
    staff
    Christmas
    State Dining Room
    State Floor
    decorations
    food & drink
    gingerbread
    winter holidays
    Residence staff
    This photograph of White House Executive Pastry Chef Susan "Susie" E. Morrison with the White House Gingerbread House was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The 2023 White House Gingerbread House, on display in the State Dining Room, commemorated the 200th anniversary of the publication of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. The display featured a sugar cookie replica of the book and Santa’s sleigh soaring over the White House grounds.
  • 2023 White House Gingerbread, Biden Administration
    David Wiegold
    winter holidays
    food & drink
    decorations
    State Floor
    State Dining Room
    Christmas
    gingerbread
    This photograph of the White House Gingerbread House was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The 2023 White House Gingerbread House, on display in the State Dining Room, commemorated the 200th anniversary of the publication of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. The display featured a sugar cookie replica of the book and Santa’s sleigh soaring over the White House grounds.
  • 2023 White House Gingerbread, Biden Administration
    David Wiegold
    winter holidays
    food & drink
    decorations
    State Floor
    State Dining Room
    Christmas
    gingerbread
    This photograph of the White House Gingerbread House was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. The 2023 White House Gingerbread House, on display in the State Dining Room, commemorated the 200th anniversary of the publication of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. The display featured a sugar cookie replica of the book and Santa’s sleigh soaring over the White House grounds.
  • 2023 State Dining Room Holiday Decorations, Biden Administration
    David Wiegold
    winter holidays
    State Floor
    State Dining Room
    Christmas
    decorations
    This photograph of the State Dining Room was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. Scenes from Santa’s Workshop filled the State Dining Room. Around Christmas tree were workbenches, stools, and ladders for the elves as well as toys and gifts in progress. Life-sized nutcrackers and dancing ballerinas were on display throughout the room, next to the trees and in the window wells. A garland of ribbons and gift tags adorned the mantel, wrapping up the room’s festive décor with a bow.