Junior League of Greenwich to Reprise Its Enchanted Forest: Nov 18-20, 2022

The Junior League of Greenwich is excited to be “Honoring Tradition” by bringing back their renowned 3-day Festival of Trees, a jam-packed holiday weekend open to all, in-person, at the Arch Street Teen Center.

This iconic weekend, hosted and created by the volunteers of the Junior League of Greenwich and open to the public, kicks off the holiday season.

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Stroll through the “Festival of Trees” full of beautifully decorated trees donated by professionals, retail shops, individuals and created in different themes, some especially for kids.

Bid on your favorite tree or gingerbread house to take home.

Children can shop for loved ones in the Children’s Giving Shop, enjoy crafts with Mrs. Claus, and of course take photos with Santa Claus.

This fundraiser supports the Junior League of Greenwich’s various community projects and mission.
Shop now: An online shop can be viewed at https://www.jlgreenwich.org/the-enchanted-forest/

Friday, Nov. 18 “Honoring Tradition” Cocktail Party 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Join the Junior League for a fun, very social Sip, Stroll, and Shop with lite bites provided by Prime and a bar sponsored by Cap, Cork & Cellar. Walk through and bid on the festival of unique trees, one more stunning than the next, and decorated Gingerbread Houses plus you can partake in a Live Auction. Get your holiday shopping done early in our Holiday Boutique for gifts you won’t find anywhere else. Our boutique includes Kendra Scott, Copacetic Candles, J. Wilder Imports, SeaCrets Wellness, Caye Joaillier, Soulitude, Scout & Cellar.

Purchase tickets here or at jlgreenwich.org ($75 per person)

Saturday and Sunday, November 19-20: Family Days

Bring your children for a special Holiday experience on our Family Days, which include the much-loved Children’s Giving Shop, photos with Santa, DIY crafting with Mrs. Claus, holiday-themed games.  Stroll through our Festival of Trees and delight in the display of Gingerbread Houses.

Festival of Trees
Visitors can view our exclusive, individually designed trees decorated by local florists, designers, retail locations, and individual contributors.

These beautiful trees will be included in an online auction so you can take the magic of the season home with you. The online auction to bid on these trees will be open all weekend.

Gingerbread House Display. These confectionery masterpieces are a must-see every year with top bakeries, restaurants, country clubs, schools, and community organizations showing off their creative talent. Visitors can bid on these gingerbread houses via the online auction.

The Giving Shop. The Children’s Giving Shop at The Enchanted Forest is a child-centered area where children can shop independently for holiday gifts. Staffed and stocked by JLG members, each child will find the perfect gift on their shopping list for friends and family. Volunteers and JLG elves will assist children with their shopping and wrap all of the presents, so the gifts remain a surprise for the recipients.  It is sure to be a memorable, unique, and fun experience for the little ones.

Included in the ticket price for any Family Day session:
 Access to the Giving Shop, photos with Santa, crafts with Ms. Claus, Holiday themed games, and a walk through our Festival of Trees and Gingerbread House display (which are available for bidding at jlgreenwich.org).

PURCHASE FAMILY DAYS TICKETS at jlgreenwich.org Select the Session you wish to attend:
Saturday 9 am-12 pm or 1 pm-4 pm
Sunday, 10 am-1 pm

$40 family ticket (max 4 people)
$15 individual ticket
$10 senior ticket

Also, now through November 18: VIP Santa Experiences and Online Shopping for Gingerbread Kits & Ornament Advent Calendars

Book now online and choose from:
A Santa VIP Experience Drive-by at your home

Saturday, Dec. 10, pre-scheduled between 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Santa will visit your home in a cool, vintage car and greet your children, while our “elves” deliver a special holiday goody bag to your child. Your family can come out and take photos with Santa. (Book now. Limited tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.)

VIP Zoom Storytime session for your child with Santa Claus ($30) 
Tuesday, Dec. 6 or Thursday, Dec. 8
15 minutes, pre-scheduled between 7:00 – 8:00 pm.

Enjoy a virtual, interactive visit with Santa, who will read a special story about holidays around the world and take questions from children. Limited to 13 families per session.

A Letter from Santa Claus customized for your child. ($20)
Junior League elves will help Santa write personalized letters to your children. Letters will be delivered in mid-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.

Purchase Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Kits ($25)
Kits include pre-baked, ready-to-decorate cookies complete with pre-made icing and candy. Pick up at JLG Headquarters on Monday, Nov. 21. MAKES A GREAT GIFT!

Purchase Ornament Advent Calendars ($20)
Count down the days until Christmas with unique surprises daily!Pick up at JLG Headquarters on Monday, Nov. 21. Makes a great gift.

The Junior League of Greenwich (JLG) has been helping to improve the quality of life for everyone in our community for over 60 years.  It is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained individuals. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Greenwich welcomes all women who value the Mission.  The JLG is committed to inclusive environments for diverse individuals, organizations, and communities.  Women interested in joining the Junior League of Greenwich and making a difference in the community can contact the JLG Office at (203) 869-1979 or visit the website at www.jlgreenwich.org.