Originally Posted by D-Man
*The White House is always immaculately decorated for Christmas, and is open for the public to see. I actually don't know how to get tickets or what the restrictions are on when the public can see it. . . But it is well worth a 10-minute Internet search. Again, you might want to ask your congressman/congresswoman if they have tickets.
White House tickets can be obtained through Senators. There is, however, a substantial waiting list for security reasons. Post 9-11 the Secret Service does a background check on every tour ticket issued, they recommend at least a 30 day lead time, can be as high as 90 days during peak times.