Trump, first lady accept official White House Christmas tree

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump receive the White House Christmas Tree, at the North Portico of the White House, in Washington, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. The North Carolina-grown 19 1/2-foot-tall Fraser Fir will be displayed in the Blue Room of the White House. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump receive the White House Christmas Tree, at the North Portico of the White House, in Washington, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. The North Carolina-grown 19 1/2-foot-tall Fraser Fir will be displayed in the Blue Room of the White House. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump receive the White House Christmas Tree at the North Portico of the White House, in Washington, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. The North Carolina-grown 19 1/2-foot-tall Fraser Fir will be displayed in the Blue Room of the White House. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump receive the White House Christmas Tree, at the North Portico of the White House, in Washington, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. The North Carolina-grown 19 1/2-foot-tall Fraser Fir will be displayed in the Blue Room of the White House. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have received the official White House Christmas tree.

The 19½-foot (6-meter) tall Fraser fir was grown on a farm owned by Larry Smith of Newland, North Carolina. Strains of "O Christmas Tree" played Monday as horses pulled a wagon carrying the tree up the White House driveway to the North Portico.

The Trumps walked around wagon to inspect the tree before going back inside the White House.

The fir is headed for the Blue Room, where it will become the centerpiece of Christmas at the White House. Volunteers spend the weekend after Thanksgiving decorating the mansion.

Smith's Mountain Top Fraser Fir farm provided the tree after winning the National Christmas Tree Association's annual contest.

Must Read

Sudanese Jews recall long-lost world with...

Jan 26, 2017

Sudan's Jews once made up the smallest Jewish community in the Middle East, a close-knit group of...

In Israel, teaching kids cyber skills is a...

Feb 4, 2017

Israel is placing high hopes in the country's youth in its quest to become a world leader in...

Worshippers throng to Jerusalem for Palm Sunday

Apr 9, 2017

Christians in the Holy Land are celebrating Palm Sunday, the start of the Holy Week that leads up...

Palestinians, a large Jerusalem minority, feel...

Dec 14, 2017

Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital has stirred defiance and new fears of...

Rare, endangered primate is born in Jerusalem zoo

Mar 22, 2018

Endangered primate known as a golden lion tamarin has been born in captivity in Jerusalem zoo

Sign up now!

About Us

Walk To The Place offers travel news of popular destinations for travelers with the urge to explore these places.

Contact us: sales[at]walktotheplace.com

Subscribe Now!