White House Holiday Traditions Slideshow


1834: White House Snowball Fights
1889: First White House Tree
1895: First White House Tree with Christmas Lights
1903: Christmas Carnivals
1923: National Christmas Tree Lighting
1933: Gift Wrapping
1961: First Themed White House Christmas
1979: Lighting of the National Menorah
1995: The White House Gingerbread House
2001: White House Hanukkah Party
2006: Cookie Trees and Present-Shaped Cakes Grace the Holiday Menu
2007: Themed Treats
2008: White House Videos Debut Starring Barney the Dog
2009: Christmas Outside of the White House
2010: Decorations Made of Food