15 Festive Photos That Prove the White House Is Surprisingly Cozy For Christmas
We're going to miss having the Obamas in the White House for many reasons, one of which is their unbeatable holiday decor. Michelle Obama just revealed this year's display, and it seems the first family saved their best for last. "As we celebrate my family's last holiday season in the White House, I'm thinking back to when we first came here to Washington and we promised to open this house to as many people to as many backgrounds as possible," she said during the tree unveiling.
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is filled with sparkling ornaments, towering trees, cozy and inviting flourishes, and more than 200,000 Legos! The White House State Dining Room swapped gingerbread houses for Lego gingerbread houses, including 56 one-of-a-kind creations representative of every state and territory in the US and a breathtaking Lego chain. It took a team of seven Lego Master Builders 500 hours to design and build all this decor.
The White House Christmas Tree, which is on display in the Blue Room, is a gigantic 19-foot Douglas Fir from Pennsylvania. Ninety-two volunteers helped to install the dramatic decorations throughout the White House. Worth noting is that only 10 percent of this year's design used new material and product; the rest were repurposed ornaments and embellishments from the White House's holiday collection. Check out the eco-friendly decorations in depth ahead.