GFP Sneak Peek at the Enchanted Forest. Do Not Miss This Sugary, Pine Scented Weekend of Fun!!

Enchanted Forest

Joanie Goss, Stacy Petuck and Heather Raftery at the sneak peek at the Enchanted Forest at the Hyatt Regency in Old Greenwich, Nov 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

The Junior League of Greenwich will host and celebrate their 40th anniversary their holiday fundraiser, The Enchanted Forest, from Friday, November 18 to Sunday, November 20 at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich, Old Greenwich.

A festive event for the entire family, The Enchanted Forest draws thousands of visitors each year from the Greenwich community and beyond.

This year’s event will feature beautifully decorated trees and gingerbread houses available for purchase throughout the weekend. Doors open on Friday, November 18 at 5:00 pm for the “Sneak Peek ” featuring over 50 vendors for holiday shopping.

The official opening of the Enchanted Forest will take place on Saturday, November 19 at 9:00 am for Santa’s Breakfast.

General admission hours are 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on November 19th and 10:00 am – 3:00 pm on November 20. There will be a wide selection of activities including “Breakfast with Santa” with entertainment by Graham Clarke, and a children’s afternoon tea event, “Clara’s Tea.” Other features and highlights occurring throughout the weekend include: gingerbread workshops, complimentary family entertainment by a host of local acts, choral groups, dance companies, The Children’s Giving Shop, and The Ruby Ball. Dine and dance the night away celebrating 40 years of community impact.

Funds raised from The Enchanted Forest go directly toward supporting impactful community projects that are identified, designed and implemented by the Junior League of Greenwich.

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Jen Bencivengo, Sue Rogers, and Betsy Evans at the Enchanted Forest sneak peek on Nov. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Santa Claus arrives on a bed of frosted mini wheats at the Enchanted Forest on Nov. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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The Enchanted Forest sneak peek at Hyatt Regency in Old Greenwich, Nov. 18, 2016, Credit: Leslie Yager

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Bobbi Elwood and Betsy Evans at the Enchanted Forest sneak peek at Hyatt Regency in Old Greenwich, Nov. 18, 2016, Credit: Leslie Yager

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The Enchanted Forest sneak peek at Hyatt Regency in Old Greenwich, Nov. 18, 2016, Credit: Leslie Yager

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Hat with new Abilis logo tops off a tree decorated with items from the Abilis gift shop. Nov. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Greenwich Scouting entered a tree in the Enchanted Forest, which visitors described as very “earthy.” Nov. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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GYFL entered a tree in the Enchanted Forest, Nov. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Jen Bencivengo and Debra Perry at Enchanted Forest sneak peek at Hyatt Regency in Old Greenwich, Nov. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Lots of slippers on the tree donated by Jennifer Bencivengo. Nov. 18, 2016

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Lots of slippers on the tree donated by Jennifer Bencivengo. Nov. 18, 2016

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Christina Webber, Stacy Petuck and Heather Raftery at sneak peek at Enchanted Forest, Nov. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Exquisite Pecora Brothers, Inc gingerbread house. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Red Nose IPA gingerbread house at the Enchanted Forest. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Don’t miss the tall red, Pokemon Go Tree at the Enchanted Forest, Nov. 18, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

See also:  Gingerbread Dreams in Old Greenwich on Eve of Enchanted Forest


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