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Details of 2023 State Dining Room Holiday Decorations, Biden Administration

This close-up photograph of decorations in the State Dining Room was taken by David Wiegold on November 27, 2023 during a press preview of the White House decor. President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden selected "Magic, Wonder, and Joy" as the 2023 holiday theme. The decor was inspired by children and how they embrace and revel in the holiday season. Scenes from Santas Workshop filled the State Dining Room. Around the Christmas trees were workbenches, stools, and ladders for the elves as well as toys and gifts in progress. Life-sized nutcrackers and dancing ballerinas were on display throughout the room, next to the trees and in the window wells. A garland of ribbons and gift tags adorned the mantel, wrapping up the rooms festive décor with a bow.
David Wiegold
Date of Work
November 27, 2023
David Wiegold for the White House Historical Association