Source: White House
First Lady Melania Trump and son Barron welcomed the White House Christmas tree from tree growers Jim and Diane Chapman in the annual White House ceremony. The 19 and a half foot Balsam Fir from Wisconsin arrived via horse-drawn carriage.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 21, 2017
Normally, the arrival of the White House Christmas trees happen the day after Thanksgiving, but the date was moved up this year to accommodate the Trumps, who will be spending Thanksgiving at their Mar-a-Lago Estate in Palm Beach, Florida.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 20, 2017
Melania and Barron walked around the tree before it was carted off to the Blue Room at the White House to be adorned as the focal point for the festive season.
Jim and Diane Chapman own Silent Night Evergreens in Wisconsin. They were the grand champion winners of the 2017 National Christmas Tree Contest, sponsored by the National Christmas Tree Association.