Holidays at the White House 2017 (27 images)

The White House unveiled its holiday decorations with the "time-honored traditions" theme on November 27, 2017.
Updated: Dec. 1, 2017 at 9:47 AM
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The National Christmas Tree (R) lights up with the White House in the background. The National Christmas Tree lighting tradition, now in it's 95th year and started by President Calvin Coolidge, kicks off the holiday season in the nation's capital. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
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President Donald Trump speaks during the lighting ceremony for the 2017 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House, on Thursday. Photo by Al Drago/UPI
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The Beach Boys perform Christmas music during the lighting of the National Christmas Tree ceremony. Other performers included Craig Campbell, Wynonna Judd, Boys II Bow Ties, The Texas Tenors, Jack Wagner, the U.S. Navy Band, Mannheim Steamroller, Us the Duo and Steve Gibson. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
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President Donald Trump (R) and First Lady Melania Trump greet guests as they arrive. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
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President Donald Trump told the crowd, "We want to wish everybody a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year. Have unbelievable holidays. And we are now going to light a very beautiful tree." Photo by Al Drago/UPI
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(L-R) Tiffany Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, White House adviser, Jared Kushner, senior White House adviser, and their children Theodore, Joseph, and Arabella, wait for the lighting ceremony. Photo by Al Drago/UPI
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President Donald Trump (R) and first lady Melania Trump speak with National Park Service Acting Director Michael Reynolds, during the lighting ceremony. The event is organized by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation. Photo by Al Drago/UPI
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