White House seeking volunteers for Christmas decorating

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Thursday, September 3, 2020
Melania Trump receives official White House Christmas tree
Melania Trump opened the holiday season in the nation's capital Monday by accepting delivery of the official White House Christmas tree.

WASHINGTON -- The holidays must go on, even with a pandemic and a heated presidential election.

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are opening the White House to the public for Christmas decorating and are seeking volunteers.

The White House is also inviting musicians, bands and choirs to apply for the chance to perform during open houses throughout the month of December.

VIDEO: The White House's 2018 Christmas decor

First lady Melania Trump unveiled the White House Christmas decorations this week. The theme this year is "American Treasures."

The invitation also comes with a note of caution, with the White House saying a smaller number of volunteers will be selected this year to allow for social distancing during the Christmas decorating. Also, the volunteers will be expected to wear a mask and use hand sanitizer stations.

Volunteers for decorating should click here to apply.

Volunteers for performing should click here to apply.