The Junior League of Greenwich volunteers have created a special, digitally accessible Enchanted Forest this year with a variety of very real experiences for local families and, in the safety of their own homes.
Choose from Tree Decorating Kits, Gingerbread Mansion Kits, a Santa VIP Experience Drive-by at your home with an elf dropping off lots of special treats in Goody Bags, a Zoom Storytime with Santa, and a Letter from Santa to your child.
A Live Auction will be on the Junior League of Greenwich website Nov 20-22 only, with the auction closing at 5:00 pm, Sunday, Nov 22.
Additionally, the Junior League of Greenwich has partnered with the YWCA, offering gift card donations, to be given to domestic violence survivors.
All online purchases can be picked up by safe distanced drive-thru appointment on Sunday, Nov 22 at the Junior League of Greenwich Headquarters, 231 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT. Call or text for appointment (973) 979-2919.
The Junior League of Greenwich has historically hosted the popular 3-day Enchanted Forest event that included several children’s events, decorated trees, visits with Santa Claus, shopping boutiques and a Children’s Giving Shop.
Because of the pandemic, the JLG volunteers have recreated The Enchanted Forest for the community to still enjoy the magic of the holidays in your own home.
The Enchanted Forest 2020 Offerings:
Live Santa VIP Personal Experience
Drive-up, (Socially Distant) Front Porch Visit on Saturday, November 21, pre-scheduled between 1:00 – 5:00 pm. Price includes a VIP Zoom Storytime Session on Thursday, November 19, 15 minutes, pre scheduled between 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
Santa will visit your home in a vintage vehicle! Santa will greet your child, and our “elves” will deliver a special goody bag to your child. You are welcome to come out and take photos (socially distanced) with Santa. Santa will be out visiting children on Saturday, November 21st between 1:00pm 5:00pm, with a rain/snow date of Sunday, November 22nd between 1:00pm 5:00pm.
Storytime with Santa, Friday night, November 20, 15 minutes, pre-scheduled between 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
Enjoy a virtual visit with Santa, who will read Clement C. Moore’s The Night Before Christmas and take questions from children. Limited to 12 families per session.
Santa’s Personal Letter to Your Child
Our elves will help Santa write personalized letters to your children. Each letter will be delivered in early December, with plenty of time for Christmas. Each letter is hand delivered, postmarked from the North Pole, with Santa’s wax seal. Limited to Greenwich and the surrounding area.
Live Online Auction, November 20-22:
• 25 magnificent professionally decorated trees, in various sizes, various themes. You can pick up your tree by appointment on Sunday, November 22, after auction closing.
• 5 Large Professionally Created Showcase Gingerbread Houses You can pick up your Gingerbread House by appointment on Sunday, November 22, after auction closing.
“Home for the Holidays” Complete 3’ Tree Decorating Kit
Make decorating easy this year with an easy-to-assemble, curated theme kit that includes the ornaments and everything you need, including the pre-lit tree!
Choose one from 5 themes (limited supplies):
• Weekend at the Lodge Tree Kit
• Meet Me at the Beach Tree Kit
• Candy Cane Lane Tree Kit
• Santa’s Ho-Ho-Holiday Tree
• Old Fashioned Christmas Tree Kit
Kits are available for scheduled, contactless drive-thru pick-up at the Junior League of Greenwich Headquarters, 231 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT, on Sunday, November 22.
DIY Gingerbread Mansion • Kit
This pre-built, ready to decorate gabled mansion comes complete with premade white, red and green icing, two decorating tips, gingerbread trees and gingerbread people plus enough candy to make your house a showpiece. Decorate with your family or send kits to friends and family and have a Gingerbread House Building Cocktail Party on Zoom! Kits are available for scheduled, contactless drive-thru pick-up at the Junior League of Greenwich Headquarters on Sunday, November 22.
Give the Gift of Generosity The Junior League of Greenwich has partnered with the YWCA, offering online gift card donations, to be given to domestic violence survivors.