Barron Trump stepped out alongside his mother, first lady Melania Trump, at the White House Monday afternoon as she greeted the official White House Christmas tree.
The 11-year-old, President Trump’s youngest son, hasn’t been spotted much since moving to Washington, though President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama often enlisted the help of daughters Sasha and Malia around the holidays.
Most famously, the two Obama daughters often stood alongside their father as he pardoned a turkey every Thanksgiving week.
Barron Trump may be put in the same position, as the turkeys have arrived in Washington and a lucky one will be pardoned by President Trump tomorrow, the first time the Republican has participated in the event.
First son Barron Trump, who’s grown taller than his mother in heels, surveys the Wisconsin-grown Christmas tree arriving at the White House Monday afternoon
Barron Trump (left) and first lady Melania Trump (right) stepped onto the North Portico at the White House to greet the Christmas tree, brought to their door by horse-drawn carriage
Melania and Barron Trump walked all the way around the wagon to catch a glimpse of the Wisconsin-grown Christmas tree, which will be situated in the White House’s Blue Room
Reporters microphones are seen dangling over Melania and Barron Trump as they check out the 2017 White House Christmas Tree
The first lady kept it casual with a red top, jeans, heeled boots and a plaid jacket, pulled over her shoulders – a style she seems to adore
First lady Melania Trump (left) smiles at her son Barron Trump (right) as they take a look at the official White House Christmas tree
Barron Trump and Melania Trump quickly surveyed the White House Christmas tree in front of reporters Monday on the White House’s North Portico
Barron Trump and Melania Trump stand alongside the Chapman family of Silent Night Evergreens, who furnished the tree
The Trumps posed for a quick photo with members of the Chapman family, who grew this year’s Christmas tree, a winner of the National Christmas Tree Association national tree contest
Today’s appearance by the two Trumps was short and sweet.
First, a horse drawn carriage pulled up this year’s tree, which will eventually be situated in the Blue Room.
The White House’s giant Christmas trees almost always fill the entire room.
This year’s tree was provided by the Chapman family of Silent Night Evergreens, located in Endeavor, Wisconsin.
They were the winners of the National Christmas Tree Association national tree contest.
The winners of the contest have provided the official White House Christmas tree since 1966, the White House said.
Melania Trump stepped onto the North Portico, sporting slacks, heeled boots, a red turtleneck sweater and had a plaid trench coat draped over her shoulders, a style the first lady loves to wear.
A dressed-up Barron was wearing a white button down shirt and a jacket and slacks with boots.
The two Trumps greeted the horse-drawn carriage and spent about a minute surveying the tree before going to meet and take pictures with the Chapman family.
The tree greeting ceremony marks the official start of the holiday season at the White House, which will continue tomorrow with President Trump’s first turkey pardoning.
The two turkeys arrived in Washington, D.C., Sunday night and are staying at the Willard Hotel, a luxury space a block down Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House.
Today, their names – chosen by the White House – were announced: Drumstick and Wishbone.
Trump will pardon one of the turkeys in the Rose Garden, with the White House leaving the decision of which bird up to a Twitter poll.