Children & Family

The George W. Bush Library is LIT this Season (with Christmas Lights)

Dallas' own former first family spent eight Christmas seasons in The White House and they've recreated the celebrations for you.

Ashley Turner
Posted on Dec 8, 2017

Have you ever wanted to see what it's like to celebrate the holidays in the White House? The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is giving you the chance! Every year, the library recreates Christmas at the White House for guests to enjoy. You can see exhibit and enjoy all the festive events and activities through Jan. 7, 2018.


The "All Things Bright and Beautiful" exhibit was the White House holiday theme that was chosen by the Bush's in 2005 that highlighted the beauty in nature. The exhibit showcases beautiful flowers, colorful murals, behind-the-scenes photos, Mrs. Bush's holiday dress and more.


Take your photo in front of the giant Blue Room Christmas tree! The 18-foot tree is a wonderful re-creation of the 2005 White House Christmas tree, decorated with more than 500 white lilies, dazzling glass bead garland and crystal ball ornaments. And make your way to the courtyard to see the other beautifully lit Christmas tree decked with handcrafted ornaments by the Laura Bush Foundation.


Enjoy a little holiday history, music and crafts when you visit the Bush Center this season. There will be education docents that will share untold, fascinating stories about White House Christmas traditions, as well as holiday craft sessions and community choir shows. Partake in all the fun every Saturday in December at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and noon.