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The White House
Office of the First Lady
For Immediate Release

Upcoming Guidance for First Lady Michelle Obama

Tuesday, November 29th

The White House * 9:30AM – The Office of the First Lady will host a preview of the 2016 holiday decor at the White House. This includes an opportunity for photography and videography along the public White House holiday tour route. The First Lady will not be in attendance.

The White House * 1:30PM – As part of the Joining Forces initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama will welcome military families to the White House to view the 2016 holiday decorations. As in years past, several of the White House holiday decorations will honor military families.

Mrs. Obama will deliver remarks in the East Room.  She will then be joined in the State Dining Room by White House Executive Chef Cris Comerford, White House Executive Pastry Chef Susan Morrison, and White House Chief Floral Designer Hedieh Ghaffarian who will make holiday crafts and treats with the children.


Thursday, December 1st

The White House * 5:00pm ET -- The First Lady will join the President for the 94th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting. To learn more about the National Christmas Tree Lighting and December events in President’s Park at the National Christmas Tree, please visit