Washington, D.C. – November 28, 2023
The White House is aglow with festive spirit as First Lady Jill Biden unveils this year’s enchanting holiday decorations, showcasing the theme “Magic, Wonder, and Joy.” With a vision to capture the essence of childhood delight, Biden’s design features 98 Christmas trees, over 142,000 sparkling lights, and almost 34,000 ornaments that transform the iconic halls into a whimsical winter wonderland.
Speaking at a Monday afternoon reception to officially present the décor, First Lady Jill Biden expressed her inspiration behind the festive theme. “Each room on display is designed to capture the pure, unfiltered delight and imagination of our childhoods,” she remarked. Her goal is to invite visitors to experience the holiday season through the “wondrous, sparkling eyes of children.”
The White House has become a dreamscape of holiday magic, with meticulous attention to detail evident in every corner. The decorations aim to inspire a sense of wonder and joy, encouraging everyone to embrace their inner child during the festive season.
The transformative effort involved the dedicated work of hundreds of designers and decorators who volunteered their time to adorn the executive mansion. A total of 98 Christmas trees, adorned with an impressive 34,000 ornaments, stand as symbols of holiday cheer throughout the historic residence.
Notably, the holiday décor pays homage to the 200th anniversary of the publication of the beloved poem and book, “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” with numerous nods scattered throughout the festive display. These subtle touches add a touch of historical significance to the overall enchanting atmosphere.
As visitors explore the adorned rooms, they are sure to be transported into a world of holiday enchantment, where the spirit of the season comes alive through the magic of sparkling lights and festive decorations. First Lady Jill Biden’s commitment to infusing the White House with the pure joy of the holidays is evident in every carefully curated detail, making this year’s display a truly memorable experience for all.