The event, which will take place on the Alps, will mark the first tree lighting since President Joe Biden took office. Biden and Home Secretary Deb Holland will address the ceremony.
The incident is the latest evidence that the holiday season is in full swing at the White House.
First Lady Jill Biden received the White House Christmas tree last week, and this year’s chosen tree is an 18-and-a-half-foot Fraser fir tree from Jefferson Peak Farms, North Carolina.
On Monday, the White House unveiled its holiday decorations. The theme chosen by the First Lady is “Gifts from the Heart” and is more subdued than previous decorations over the years.
The screen is a nod to Biden in tradition and continues with personal touchstones, even as the country feels the effects of change and loss due to the ravages of Covid-19, the communications director told CNN earlier this week. Told Elizabeth Alexander of the East Wing. .
On Wednesday, the first and second couples helped with the lighting ceremony for the Hanukkah menorah at the White House. Second gentleman Doug Emhoff’s attendance marked the first time a Jewish spouse of a US president or vice president had attended the event.
CNN’s Kate Bennett contributed to this report.