The JLG salutes the holidays with its annual fundraiser, The Enchanted Forest. This year The Enchanted Forest is moving to Christ Church in Greenwich. The three-day winter holiday event takes place from Thursday, November 16, 2017 to Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Christ Church, 254 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT. This event is the Junior League of Greenwich’s signature fundraiser to support all of our community projects. The event features (1) decorated trees, gingerbread houses, & wreaths to be auctioned, (2) children’s and family events, (3) a Thursday Night Sneak Peek shopping event, and (4) a fabulous Friday Night Soiree.
A major part of the event is the Holiday Boutique featuring 20 craft and specialty vendors, who sell everything from fine jewelry and home décor, to women’s/men’s/children’s clothing, toys and holiday gifts.
The Holiday Boutique opens on Thursday, November 16, 2017 with a ticketed “Sneak peak” party, which includes wine, hors d’oeuvres and shopping before the crowds rush in on the weekend. This year’s vendors will be open for business by 6pm on Thursday and remain open until 6pm on Saturday.
Should you be interested in participating in the 2017 event, please email TEFboutique@gmail.com.
Participating Boutique Vendors Include:
Artikay Cashmere Dancer NYC Turq Sport
Barefoot Books Yatra Collection
Dudley Stephens Sail to Sable
The Pink Mink Ilyse’s Pieces
Spring Lake Toys Moe’s Monkeys
Soxfords Patrice Collection
Smathers and Branson Cayucos Designs
Everything is Rosy Couture Planet
Gems by Christine True Cocktails
Beaut Outerwear Babybox
Jea Jea Sport Sissy Pie Originals
DECORATED TREES, GINGERBREAD HOUSES & WREATHS
Every year, this event draws more than 4,000 visitors from Greenwich and surrounding areas! With wide exposure through local media, schools, and the Internet, The Enchanted Forest is a highly visible event in Greenwich and is one of the very best opportunities to promote your product or service to the Greenwich area, while helping to improve our community.
Decorate a Tree – nearly 80 exclusive trees are decorated by local florists, designers, retail locations and individual contributors. Visitors bid on trees by silent auction all weekend.
Create a Gingerbread House – 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 gingerbread houses by silent auction all weekend.
To donate a tree, gingerbread house, or silent auction item, please click here: http://www.501auctions.com/jlg/itemdonor.
Download your Tree Donor Packet by clicking here.
Download your Gingerbread Donor Packet by clicking here.
THE CHILDREN’S 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, the children will find a wide assortment of reasonably priced gifts for family members, friends, and teachers. The shop is filled with picture frames, candles, note cards, toys, sports items, games, gardening items, jewelry and more!
Every child will find the perfect gift for their shopping list at The Children’s Giving Shop. High school volunteers and JLG members assist children with their shopping and wrap all of the presents so the gifts remain a surprise for the recipients. The Children’s Giving Shop is a very memorable and fun experience for both the children and volunteers who participate!
SANTA’S BREAKFAST & CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY LUNCH
Two of our most popular events, Santa’s Breakfast and the Children’s Holiday Lunch are available at The Enchanted Forest! This is a great way to carve out some quality time with your family over The Enchanted Forest weekend.
Santa’s Breakfast includes a delicious family style breakfast, live entertainment by Graham Clarke, early access to photos with Santa, Boutique shopping (no lines!) and, of course, a special visit from the big guy himself!
At the Children’s Holiday Lunch, families enjoy live music and special holiday characters. We encourage all attending to wear festive attire!
THURSDAY NIGHT – Sneak Peak
Thursday Night November 16, 2017 is a special shopping event and cocktail party to kick off The Enchanted Forest weekend! This is a great opportunity to get a jump start on your holiday shopping kid-free, as well as a preview of the trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses to be auctioned.
FRIDAY NIGHT – Cocktail Party
The Enchanted Forest’s Friday Night Cocktail party is on November 17, 2017. This is a semi-formal cocktail party with live music (provided by Richie Vance Entertainment), dancing, shopping, and fantastic food and drinks to be enjoyed by all!