Kelly Clarkson performed at the festivities, before the first family was introduced by Eva Longoria.
The beautifully-lit night was also capped by performances from Chance the Rapper, James Taylor, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, The Lumineers and Yolanda Adams.
On Wednesday, the first lady celebrated the beginning of the holiday season on Instagram, writing, "As we celebrate my family's last holiday season in the White House, I'm thinking back to when we first came here to Washington. We promised to open up this house to as many people from as many backgrounds as possible. And we truly wanted to make the White House the 'People's House.'"