The White House Christmas Tree

About the White House Christmas Tree

Since 1966, members of the National Christmas Tree Association have presented the official White House Christmas Tree for display in the Blue Room. Each year, NCTA hosts a national tree contest, at which growers, industry experts and consumers vote to select the Real Christmas Tree grower who will provide the official White House Christmas Tree. To qualify for the national contest, growers must first win their state or regional competitions, so being named National Grand Champion is quite an achievement.

Learn more about past National Grand Champions and their White House experiences below.

The 2014 Blue Room Christmas Tree will be presented on November 28. Come back for more details then!

2013 White House Tree Presentation       About the National Christmas Tree Association
2012 White House Tree Presentation
      White House Christmas Tree Fast Facts
2011 White House Tree Presentation
      Christmas Tree Facts
2010 White House Tree Presentation
View the History of Grand Champions
2009 White House Tree Presentation

2008 White House Tree Presentation

2007 White House Tree Presentation
2006 White House Tree Presentation         
2005 White House Tree Presentation         

Want to learn more about White House Christmas traditions? We're happy to recommend Christmas at the White House, which includes a section about the Official Blue Room Christmas Tree from NCTA Grand Champions. For more information or to order a copy, visit

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