President Trump And First Lady Open Whitehouse to Ghost and Ghouls for Halloween Festivities 2020
On Sunday, October 25, 2020, the White House grounds opened the Whitehouse to ghosts, fairies, superheroes, tiny goblins and other costumed trick-or-treaters for the Trump Administration’s fourth annual Halloween festivities at the White House.
Gates were opened to frontline workers, military families and schoolchildren, accompanied by their parents. the event took place from 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
This year’s Halloween event featured a vibrant display of bright-colored leaves that enveloped the South Portico columns in various shades of autumn. An array of chrysanthemums cascaded down the East and West staircases, presenting subtle highlights of nature’s beauty and was intermixed with festive pumpkins waiting to greet the audience of costumed trick-or-treaters.
Extra precautions were put in place by the Trump Administration to help ensure the health and safety of all guests who participate in this year’s spooky celebration.
The President and First Lady greeted trick-or-treaters as they passed by the South Portico of the White House. Several departments and agencies attended featuring a variety of fun activities and other items for the children to participate in.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) had space-related items for kids to observe, as well as a display of an inflatable rocket. Children were able to wave hello to Smokey the Bear from the Department of Agriculture and stop by the Department of Interior station for a Junior Ranger badge and paper ranger hat.
The Department of Labor and the Department of Education were both there as well to offer fun photo opportunities with backdrops specific to their agencies. The Department of Transportation had model rockets on display and paper airplanes available for children to take home. The United States Air Force Strolling Strings provided an array of traditional Halloween songs and modern tunes for the festivities.
The event turned into a smashingly ghoulish good time for all who attended. For a Halloween on lock down this turned out to be a day to remember for years to come by many trick-or-treaters.