First Lady Michelle Obama Welcomes the Official White House Christmas Tree to the White House
This year’s White House Christmas Tree, which will be on display in the Blue Room, is a 19 foot Douglas Fir donated by a tree farm in Pennsylvania. The tree will be presented to Mrs. Obama by Dave and Mary Vander Velden of Oconto, Wisconsin, the 2016 winners of the National Christmas Tree Association national tree contest.
First Lady Michelle Obama will welcome community leaders from across the country for an afternoon of panels and breakout sessions designed to
celebrate the successes and share best practices to continue the work of the Mayor’s Challenge to End Veterans’ Homelessness.
As part of the Joining Forces initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama will welcome military families to the White House to view the 2016 holidaydecorations. As in years past, several of the White House holiday decorations will honor military families.