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The White House is lit up with the holiday spirit — more than 83,000 twinkling lights, to be precise. First lady Jill Biden unveiled the 2022 Christmas decorations on Nov. 28 and thanked volunteers from across the country who helped decorate the White House to celebrate the season. The theme selected for this year is “We the People.”

In addition to thousands of lights, the White House is decked out with 77 trees, 25 wreaths on the exterior, and a glorious array of garlands, ornaments, glittering stars and gingerbread houses. 

Some 50,000 White House visitors, both tourists and invited guests, are expected to get a firsthand look this holiday season — and you can get a sneak peek here.

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A military aide stands among the Christmas decorations in the State Dining Room at the White House on Nov. 28, 2022.

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The official White House Christmas Tree stands in the Blue Room.

The tree — an 18 1/2-foot Concolor fir from Auburn, Pennsylvania — is decorated with handmade renderings of the official birds of every U.S. state, territories, and the District of Columbia.

“We the People”

Christmas decorations on the theme

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White House Christmas decorations on the theme “We the People” are seen here at the entrance to the East Wing.

Gold Star tree

Christmas decorations on the theme

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Gold Star trees honor fallen U.S. military service members, here including U.S. Navy Corpsman Meaghan Burns, at the White House. 

First lady Jill Biden was joined by National Guard leaders and families for the unveiling of the 2022 Christmas decorations. The Bidens’ late son, Beau Biden, served in the Delaware Army National Guard.

“The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band

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Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig, director of “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band, is seen with musicians during the media preview of the 2022 Holidays at the White House decor on Nov. 28, 2022.

Holidays at the White House

Holidays at the White House

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Christmas trees in the the Cross Hall of the White House are seen during the media preview on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. This year’s theme, “We the People,” is expected to be seen by about 50,000 visitors during the holiday season.

Presidential portrait

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An official portrait of former President Barack Obama hangs on the wall, seeming to gaze at the Christmas decorations in the Grand Foyer of the White House.

Inspired by the season

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Trees intended to portray a first woodland snowfall line the East Colonnade of the White House. The theme of this year’s White House Christmas decorations is “We the People.”

Center Hall lined with trees

White House Christmas trees

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Holiday decorations are seen at the Center Hall of the White House during a media preview on Nov. 28, 2022. 

The White House is decked out with a total of 77 trees and more than 83,000 twinkling lights.

Meaningful trees

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Gold Star trees honor fallen U.S. military service members at the White House in Washington, D.C. 

The holiday decorations on the theme “We the People” were unveiled by first lady Jill Biden on Nov. 28, 2022.

“We the People”

Christmas decorations on the theme

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Christmas tree ornaments on the theme “We the People” are seen at the White House on Nov. 28, 2022.

Some 50,000 visitors are expected to pass through the White House during the holidays, including tourists and guests invited to various receptions.

Celebrating America’s parks

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A display of Christmas decorations celebrates U.S. National Parks, here including the Great Smoky Mountains, in the East Room of the White House. 

Tree in the Blue Room

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The White House Christmas Tree is displayed in the Blue Room. This year’s holiday decorations on the theme “We the People” were unveiled on November 28, 2022.

The tree is an 18 1/2-foot Concolor fir from Auburn, Pennsylvania. 

Family stockings

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Biden family stockings hang from the mantel in the State Dining Room of the White House, under a portrait of President Abraham Lincoln.

East Room decor

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Christmas trees and decorations are displayed in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. The theme for the 2022 holiday decor is “We the People.”

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Christmas decorations on the theme

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Christmas trees line a hall as snowflakes dazzle overhead at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 28, 2022.

Gold Star decor

Christmas decorations on the theme

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Gold Star trees honor fallen U.S. military service members, here including U.S. Army National Guard Sergeant Matthew McClintock and U.S. Army Corporal Daniel Gionet, at the White House. 

Honoring fallen troops

Christmas decorations on the theme

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Gold Star trees honor fallen U.S. military service members, here including U.S. Air Force Sergeant Marshal Roberts, at the White House.

Sounds of the season

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The U.S. Marine Band plays among Christmas trees in the Grand Foyer at the White House as the holiday decor is unveiled on Nov. 28, 2022.

The Green Room

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A small decorated Christmas tree stands in the middle of the Green Room of the White House during a media preview on Nov. 28, 2022. 

Throughout the executive mansion, 77 trees are on display.

State Dining Room decor

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Biden family stockings hang from the mantel in the State Dining Room as the White House is decorated for Christmas 2022. 

The trees in this room are decorated with self-portraits of the students of the 2021 Teachers of the Year, “ensuring that children see themselves” in the décor, the White House said.

White House ornament

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This official White House Christmas ornament is seen decorating a tree in the China Room of the White House on Nov. 28, 2022. The theme of the holiday decor is “We the People.”

Doggie decor

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The Biden family’s dog, Commander, figures prominently in this holiday display at the White House. 

Family recipe decorations

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Trees decorated with Biden family recipes are seen in the China Room of the White House. First lady Jill Biden unveiled this year’s Christmas decorations, on the theme “We the People.”

Gingerbread White House

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This gingerbread White House is a highlight of the Christmas decorations.

The display includes a sugar cookie replica of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Constitution and Declaration of Independence were signed. The Constitution opens with the phrase, “We the People” — the theme of this year’s holiday decor.

White House Christmas Tree

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The White House Christmas Tree is seen during a press tour on Nov. 28, 2022. 

Thousands of guests will take part in this year’s holiday receptions hosted by President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden.

The Grand Foyer

Christmas decorations are on display at the White House

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Christmas trees and decorations are on display in the Grand Foyer of the White House during a media preview on Nov. 28, 2022. 

The White House is decked out with a total of 77 trees and more than 83,000 twinkling lights.

White House wreaths

Christmas wreaths at the White House in Washington

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Christmas wreaths adorn the outside of the White House in Washington, D.C.

Commander and Willow

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The 2022 White House Christmas decorations include this display representing the Biden family dog Commander and cat Willow.

East Collonade transformed

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The decorative trees lining the East Colonnade of the White House are intended to represent a first woodland snowfall.

Cross Hall decor

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Christmas decorations are displayed in the Cross Hall of the White House on Nov. 28, 2022.

“Mirrored ornaments and reflective surfaces ensure that visitors can see themselves in the décor, noting that the strength of our country — the Soul of our Nation — comes from ‘We the People,'” the White House said.

Christmas tree arrives

U.S. first lady Jill Biden receives the official 2022 White House Christmas Tree at the White House in Washington

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First lady Jill Biden receives the official 2022 White House Christmas Tree with her grandson, Beau Biden, at the White House, on Nov. 21, 2022.

The tree is an 18 1/2-foot Concolor fir from Auburn, Pennsylvania.

Welcoming the tree

U.S. first lady Jill Biden receives the official 2022 White House Christmas Tree at the White House in Washington

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The official 2022 White House Christmas Tree arrives at the White House in Washington, D.C., on a horse-drawn wagon.

Decor on display

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An array of winter-themed Christmas decorations are on display at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Festive window decor

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Christmas decorations are seen hanging in the window of the Green Room of the White House during a media preview on Nov. 28, 2022. 

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White House Christmas Stockings

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The traditional Biden family stockings are hung from the fireplace mantel in the State Dining Room of the White House.

White House decorations

White House Christmas decorations

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A gingerbread White House is seen beneath a large wreath in the State Dining Room as the annual White House Christmas decorations are unveiled on Nov. 28, 2022.

–The Associated Press contributed reporting.

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