Watch live video — and later see full replay and transcript — of the 2017 White House Halloween trick or treating and celebration with military families and children from schools in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will begin welcoming visitors on Monday, October 30 at 5:45 p.m. EDT at the White House South Lawn. See it in real time via the embedded video player below. Thereafter check back for the full replay video and photos which will posted when it is made available.
UPDATE: Full replay video and photos are below.
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Live stream video is above. Live coverage begins of the festivities at the White House begins at at 5:45 p.m. EDT [GMT/UTC – 4]. Use World Clock to determine the start time in your time zone on Monday, October 30 or Tuesday, October 31, accordingly.
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump mark their first time welcoming Halloween trick or treaters to the South Lawn of the White House, following a longstanding presidential tradition that dates back to President Dwight D. Eisenhower. A brief history — and photo gallery — of Halloween celebrations at the White House can be seen here.
Below you can see the official White House announcement along with photos of the White House decorated for Halloween and President Trump welcoming children of reporters last week at the Oval Office, as well as Tweets from the First Lady and members of the Trump administration.
First Lady Melania Trump Announces Halloween at the White House 2017
On Monday, October 30, 2017, the White House will open the South Lawn to ghosts and goblins of all ages.
Gates will be open from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM to schoolchildren and parents from over 20 Maryland, Virginia, and District of Columbia schools, as well as military families and community organizations.
During this event, trick-or-treaters will enjoy seeing the South Portico decorated in spider webs, creating a festive look and feel. There will also be bats and orange pumpkins with profiles of past presidents. Fog will fill the air, and the trees and south facade will be lit with different colors throughout the night.
The President and First Lady will hand out cookies created by the White House Pastry Kitchen, as well as Presidential M&M’s and other candies. Various departments and agencies such as the United States Secret Service, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Park Service, and the Department of Education will also be on hand to give out various items and participate in the festivities.
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— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 28, 2017
— Dan Scavino Jr. (@Scavino45) October 28, 2017
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 28, 2017
Halloween at the White House. Press kids friendlier than their parents 😉 pic.twitter.com/cmUYJmfcjn
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) October 27, 2017
President Donald Trump’s public schedule for Monday, October 30, 2017 is below (EDT; GMT/UTC – 4).
11:00 a.m. — Receives his daily intelligence briefing
11:30 a.m. — Meets with Secretary of State Tillerson
12:30 p.m. — Has lunch with Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions
3:30 p.m. — Meets with Secretary of Defense James Mattis
5:45 p.m. — With the First Lady, participates in Halloween at the White House; South Lawn
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Photo credit: screenshot via White House YouTube