The Obamas were scheduled to land at the Hickam Air Force base in Pearl Harbor Friday night for a holiday vacation in Hawaii — but the first lady made sure the White House was ready for Christmas long before they left.

Michelle Obama greeted a 19-foot Balsam fir Christmas tree, as well as the owners of the tree farm in Wisconsin it came from, Dave and Mary Vander Velden, for the official 2016 White House Christmas tree in late November. By early December, the White House's team of interior decorators had put the finishing touches on the holiday decorations, each room complete with an individual design. Decadent displays appear in each hall, with an abundance of smaller trees, Christmas lights and holiday wreaths covering the West Wing.

The White House has a long-standing tradition of creating beautiful displays each holiday season, with the first lady typically taking part in choosing the themes and designs for each room. Some first ladies even add their own holiday tradition, including Obama, who has made reading “'Twas The Night Before Christmas” by Clement Clark Moore to American children an annual event near the holidays.

Obama gave her final reading of the short holiday story Monday at the Washington children’s hospital.

While the Obamas enjoy the president’s warm and sunny birthplace of Hawaii, check out some of the holiday cheer and decorations the first family spread just before heading out of town below:

RTX2UKI0 Christmas lights illuminated the columns of the Truman Balcony of the White House in Washington, Dec. 11, 2016. Photo: Reuters

RTSTWZN The Oval Office and Rose Garden of the White House are seen decorated with Christmas lights in Washington, Nov. 29, 2016. Photo: Reuters

RTSTBC9 First lady Michelle Obama and her nephews, Aaron and Austin, welcomed the White House Christmas tree, Nov. 25, 2016. Photo: Reuters

RTSTV4G The White House Christmas Tree is seen through the doorway into the Blue Room during a preview of holiday decor at the White House in Washington, Nov. 29, 2016. Photo: Reuters

RTX1WWVG A decorated Christmas tree almost reached the ceiling of the Blue Room of the White House, Nov. 29, 2016. Photo: Reuters

RTSTV5I The East Room is seen during a holiday decor preview at the White House in Washington, Nov. 29, 2016. Photo: Reuters

RTSTV20 The Red Room is decked out during a holiday decor preview at the White House in Washington, U.S., Nov. 29, 2016. Photo: Reuters

RTSTV4D A man walked down the East Colonnade during a holiday decor preview at the White House in Washington, Nov. 29, 2016. Photo: Reuters

RTSUMSV President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrived at the Kennedy Center Honors Reception at the White House in Washington Dec. 4, 2016. Photo: Reuters

RTSTWX3 President Barack Obama entered the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, after visiting wounded members of the military at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Nov. 29, 2016. Photo: Reuters