Local artists drew inspiration from D.C.’s roots to create art in these old police and fire emergency call boxes. — Sally Dadisman
At Kalorama Road and Tracy Place, artist Peter Waddell paints some of the area’s notable female residents: Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, who lobbied for support of Nationalist China; and first ladies Eleanor Roosevelt, Lou Henry Hoover and Edith Galt Wilson. The common thread among many of the artistic boxes is a link to each area’s rich history — something Waddell focused on when creating art for his nine boxes.“They get to the heart of living in Washington,” Waddell said.“It’s our ... proximity to the past that fascinates me.” Benjamin C. Tankersley/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.