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Bush Library Recreates Christmas at the White House in 2006 with “Deck the Halls and Welcome All” Special Exhibit
DALLAS, TEXAS (November 8, 2018) – The George W. Bush Presidential Center today announced details of the 2018 holiday celebration featuring the all-new exhibit, Deck the Halls and Welcome All: Christmas at the White House 2006. Open to the public from November 15, 2018 – January 6, 2019, the exhibition allows visitors a glimpse into the magical White House holiday celebrations of 2006.
Deck the Halls and Welcome All: Christmas at the White House 2006
The special exhibit will be adorned with traditional and elegant decorations that decorated the White House in 2006, including sparkling décor reflecting the joys of the season, garlands with brightly colored glass ornaments cascading over doorways, snowy greens, topiaries and red ribbons throughout each room. The color schemes of scarlet, crimson and fuchsia boldly accent the traditional touches of the holiday decorations. Behind-the-scenes photos and a replica of the official White House Blue Room Christmas tree give visitors a glimpse into President and Mrs. Bush’s life at the White House during this time.
2018 Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting Ceremony
Sip hot cocoa, hear holiday music, and explore the new special exhibit, Deck the Halls and Welcome All: Christmas at the White House 2006 as we light the Bush Center holiday tree in the courtyard. In what has become a Dallas holiday tradition, families can take photos in front of the tree, with Santa Claus in the Oval Office, and take part in fun family Christmas festivities.
The Museum Store will feature one of a kind gifts including the 2018 Bush Center Christmas Ornament featuring President Bush’s painting Desert Flower. Other holiday items include a Mottahedah square eagle tray, pecan wood cutting boards sourced and recycled from President and Mrs. Bush’s Prairie Chapel Ranch, Bush Presidential Center grounds crew jacket made in the USA by Ebbets Field Flannels, and a leather and cowhide collection featuring the seal of the 43rd President made in Dallas by H. Barnes, including a paperweight, valet tray, mouse pad, and luggage tag.
About the George W. Bush Presidential Center
Rooted in the guiding principles of President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush, the George W. Bush Presidential Center engages communities in the United States and around the world by developing leaders, advancing policy, and taking action to solve today’s most pressing challenges. The Bush Center is home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, which is operated by the National Archives and Records Administration, and the George W. Bush Institute, the non-partisan, public-policy arm of the Bush Center. The Bush Center is located on the campus of SMU in Dallas, Texas, and also includes a 15-acre park; Café 43, a full-service restaurant; and a Museum Store.