Junior League of Greenwich Enchanted Forest Moves to Bruce Museum, Nov 17-19

The Junior League of Greenwich is excited to present their three-day Enchanted Forest event, a jam-packed holiday weekend open to all, in-person, at the Bruce Museum that runs Nov 17, 18 and 19.

The Enchanted Forest is an iconic community event hosted by the volunteers of the Junior League of Greenwich for over 50 years.

The event kicks off the holiday season with a cocktail party on Friday night followed by family days on Saturday and Sunday.

The Enchanted Forest’s main focus is its  forest of beautifully decorated trees donated by professional decorators, retail shops, and holiday lovers, who create trees in a variety of styles including some focused on kids.

All the trees are available for bidding in their silent auction so you can take home your favorite  and enjoy.

One of the most popular areas of The Enchanted Forest is the Children’s Giving Shop.  In this special, secured area,  children 5 years and older independently shop for gifts for loved ones, under supervised care of Junior League members who will wrap the gifts so they remain a surprise for the child to present at the holiday. While the kids shop, so can the parents at the Holiday Boutique which is open the entire weekend.

Vendors include:  J. Wilder Imports, Caye Joaillier, B’s Hive, Patent of Heart, Ann Foster Designs, Brushstrokes_by_tam, Glouja, Camile & Co, with art to art glass, bags, shoes, jewelry, gifts and more.

Additional ticketed events include gingerbread house decorating, breakfast with Santa and professional family photos with Santa by Alex Rosenfeld Photography.

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, November 17:  Cocktail Party

7:00 – 10:00 pm

Join us for a fun, very social ‘Sip, Stroll, and Shop’ in the stunning Grand Hall of the Bruce Museum, catered by Aux Delices. Walk through and bid on the trees from the Enchanted Forest, one more stunning than the next. Enjoy the galleries of the Bruce Museum for the first hour of the reception, including a brand-new exhibit. Get your holiday shopping done early in our Holiday Boutique for gifts you won’t find anywhere else.

Bob Capazzo for Greenwich Magazine

Saturday and Sunday, November 18-19: Family Days 

Bring your children for a special Holiday experience on our Family Days, which include the much-loved Children’s Giving Shop for kids 5 and older to shop for gifts for family and friends. Take photos with Santa, enjoy the arts and crafts, holiday-themed games, and stroll through our beautiful Christmas trees.

The Enchanted Forest – Visitors can view our exclusive, individually designed trees decorated by local businesses, designers, and individual contributors. The online auction to bid on these trees will be open all weekend.

Holiday Boutique Shopping – Start your holiday shopping early with J. Wilder Imports, Caye Joaillier, B’s Hive, Patent of Heart, Brushstrokes_by_tam, Glouja, Ann Foster Designs, Camile & Co and more to come. Shopping will be open all weekend.

The Giving Shop – The Children’s Giving Shop at The Enchanted Forest is a child centered area where children 5 and older can shop independently for holiday gifts. Staffed and stocked by Junior League of Greenwich members, each child will be escorted through the shop without parents to 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.

Breakfast with Santa – Enjoy an exclusive breakfast with your little ones and Santa starting at 9:00 am Saturday and Sunday.

Gingerbread House Decorating – Decorate your very own gingerbread house to take home! An assembled house is provided, along with all of the candy and icing you could wish to create your own masterpiece. Take-home kits are also available and can be purchased at the event or online with the rest of your tickets to be picked up at the event.

Included in the ticket price for any Family Day session:

Access to the Children’s Giving Shop, crafts, shopping in the Holiday Boutiques, and a walk through our Enchanted Forest. Your generous support of the Junior League of Greenwich allows us to positively impact our community. Note: Museum Admission to view all of the galleries and exhibits is NOT included and needs to be purchased separately, either online or at the museum.

Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Junior League of Greenwich is an organization of women whose mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations, and communities. The Junior League welcomes all women who value our Mission. We welcome and celebrate women of all backgrounds, regardless of their race, age, sexual orientation, abilities, religion, or national origin. 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