It is never too soon to start decorating for Christmas, right?
The White House is already beginning to recruit volunteers to help decorate and entertain for the Christmas event.
Per Fox News:
Though the holidays are months away, First lady Melania Trump is already preparing for the most wonderful time of the year.
On August 3, the White House issued a release announcing that FLOTUS and her husband President Donald Trump are again “opening up the People’s House to the public for traditional Christmas decorating.”
“The initial planning for the 2018 Christmas season is underway at the White House! First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald J. Trump are opening up the People’s House to the public for traditional Christmas decorating,” the statement read.
“Additionally, the White House invites local musicians including high school bands, choirs, and Christmas-themed entertainers to apply for the opportunity to perform during Holiday Open Houses throughout the month of December,” the White House added.
And, “Volunteers who are chosen to help decorate should plan on being in Washington, D.C., for the times offered on the form(s). Selected volunteers will receive an email confirmation by October 1, 2018. Please be sure to include a valid phone number and email address with your application. Once you have completed the form, no further follow-up is necessary. Please keep in mind that a very limited number of volunteers are chosen each year.”
The White House announcement was accompanied by the video of the Christmas decorations taken in 2017:
Last year, 150 volunteers spent 1,600 hours decorating the White House for more than 25,000 expected visitors, Fox News reports:
Last year, over 25,000 visitors were expected to tour the White House through the holiday season. Decorations took 150 volunteers over 1,600 hours to put together, including the 71 wreaths, 53 Christmas trees and more than 18,000 lights. The furnishings, themed “Time-Honored Traditions” were revealed in late November, and the first lady selected “every detail of the décor,” Fox News reported at the time.
Highlights included a bevy of twinkling Christmas trees, a live ballet performance from “The Nutcracker” and a 300-pound gingerbread replica of the White House.