WASHINGTON, D.C. — On December 2, 2015, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a preview of the 2015 holiday decor at the White House. After delivering remarks in the East Room, the First Lady was joined in the State Dining Room by White House Executive Chef Cris Comerford, White House Executive Pastry Chef Susan Morrison, and White House Chief Floral Designer Roshan Ghaffarian, who will demonstrate holiday crafts and treats.As part of the Joining Forces initiative, the First Lady welcomed military families to the White House for the first viewing of the 2015 holiday decorations. As in years past, many of the White House holiday decorations honored military families.©2015 Photo by Cheriss May, www.cherissmay.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The White House is expecting over 68,000 guests from across the country to visit during this year’s holiday season. The holiday decor includes 62 trees and over 70,000 ornaments.  This year’s White House Christmas Tree, on display in the Blue Room, is an over 18 foot Fraser fir grown by Jay and Glenn Bustard in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. In the past visitors were encouraged to leave handwritten notes to share with service members. This year, visitors can leave digital messages using IPads set up on the East Landing.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On December 2, 2015, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a preview of the 2015 holiday decor at the White House.  After delivering remarks in the East Room, the First Lady was joined in the State Dining Room by White House Executive Chef Cris Comerford, White House Executive Pastry Chef Susan Morrison, and White House Chief Floral Designer Roshan Ghaffarian, who will demonstrate holiday crafts and treats.As part of the Joining Forces initiative, the First Lady welcomed military families to the White House for the first viewing of the 2015 holiday decorations. As in years past, many of the White House holiday decorations honored military families.©2015 Photo by Cheriss May, www.cherissmay.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On December 2, 2015, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a preview of the 2015 holiday decor at the White House. ©2015 Photo by Cheriss May, www.cherissmay.com

The majority of the holiday décor was designed by Rafanelli Events and executed by 89 volunteers from across the country. Three of the rooms were designed by fashion designers, including Carolina Herrera, Duro Olowu, and Carol Lim and Humberto Leon of Opening Ceremony and KENZO. 

On December 2, 2015, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a preview of the 2015 holiday decor at the White House.  After delivering remarks in the East Room, the First Lady was joined in the State Dining Room by White House Executive Chef Cris Comerford, White House Executive Pastry Chef Susan Morrison, and White House Chief Floral Designer Roshan Ghaffarian, who will demonstrate holiday crafts and treats.

As part of the Joining Forces initiative, the First Lady welcomed military families to the White House for the first viewing of the 2015 holiday decorations. As in years past, many of the White House holiday decorations honored military families.