Friday, November 25th * 11:00 AM * North Portico
The First Lady will be presented with the Official White House Christmas Tree at the North Portico. The tree comes from Schroeder’s Forevergreens near Neshkoro, Wisconsin – the farm of 2011 National Christmas Tree Association Grand Champion winners Sue and Tom Schroeder.
The tree is a beautiful 19-foot-tall balsam fir that was selected in early October and harvested this month. The tree will be displayed throughout the holiday season in the Blue Room. Members of the National Christmas Tree Association have presented the official White House Christmas Tree for display in the Blue Room since 1966.
Schroeder’s Forevergreens is one of approximately 800 Christmas tree farms and lots nationwide that donate Christmas trees to the Christmas SPIRIT Foundations’ Trees for Troops program. Trees for Troops has provided 84,000 full-sized farm-grown Christmas trees to troops and military families since it began in 2005 and this year’s goal is to deliver their 100,000th tree.
This event will be open press, but space is limited. Members of the media who wish to cover this event must RSVP to PressEventRSVP@who.eop.gov by Wednesday, November 23 at 10:00 AM ET.
Press who do not have a White House hard pass must include their social security number, date of birth, country of citizenship, current city/state of residence and gender. For any other logistical questions, please contact Will Jennings at 202-503-5381 .