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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The White House is accepting volunteer and entertainment applications for the upcoming holiday season.

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The Office of the First Lady said Friday that First Lady Melania Trump has started initial planning for the 2018 holiday season at the White House.

Christmas trees are seen during a preview of holiday decorations in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2017. (Photo Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

The White House will be inviting local musicians to apply for the opportunity to perform during the Holiday Open Houses throughout the month of December. Applicants can be individuals or groups, such as high school bands, choirs and Christmas-themed entertainers.

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Interested entertainers can apply at through Sept. 17.

The White House is also accepting applications for volunteers who would like to help decorate for the holidays. Interested volunteers can apply at through Sept. 3.

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Questions should be emailed to