Christmas with the Eisenhowers

Black and white image of the Eisenhower family in front of a Christmas tree
The Eisenhower family celebrating the Christmas season in the White House

Eisenhower National Historic Site

"...May each of us strive to do our best to bring about better understanding in the world. And may the infinite peace from above live with us and be ours forever, and may we live in the confident hope that it will come.... To each of you--wherever you may be--from Mrs. Eisenhower and me: a very Merry Christmas"

President Dwight Eisenhower, remarks while remotely lighting the National Christmas tree, December 18, 1955


Christmas was a special season of the year for the Eisenhowers. Explore the significance of this time of year for Ike and Mamie with these resources and programs.

A Christmas tree with multicolor lights in the right of the Eisenhower living room.
Christmas Decorations at Eisenhower

A photo gallery of the Eisenhower home in the Christmas season.

A black and white image of several people gathered together in front of a Christmas tree.
Christmas with the Eisenhowers

Learn more about how the Eisenhowers celebrated the Christmas season.

A color image of the front door of the Eisenhower home with a colorful wreath
A Virtual Christmas Tour

Join Park Ranger Alyce Evans for this virtual tour of the Eisenhower home during the Christmas season.

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