The JLG salutes the holidays with its annual fundraiser, The Enchanted Forest. This year, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Enchanted Forest. The three-day winter holiday event takes place from Friday, November 18, 2016 to Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich, 1800 East 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, wreaths and gingerbread houses to be auctioned, (2) children’s and family events, (3) a Friday Night Sneak Peek shopping event, and (4) a fabulous Saturday Night Ruby Ball.
A major part of the event is the Holiday Boutique featuring 50 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 is set-up on Friday, November 18, 2016. The Junior League hosts a “Sneak Peek” party for members, volunteers, and friends that night giving them a chance to shop before the crowds rush in on the weekend. Therefore, vendors must be prepared to open for business no later than 3pm on Friday afternoon and remain in place until 3pm on Sunday.
Should you be interested in participating in the 2016 event, please email TEFboutique@gmail.com.
GINGERBREAD & TREES & SILENT AUCTION
Every year, this event draws more than 5,000 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 100 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.
Silent Auction – be a part of the Ruby Ball silent auction, celebrating the 40th Anniversary of The Enchanted Forest, by donating an item or an experience.
To donate a tree, gingerbread house, or silent auction item, please click here: http://www.501auctions.com/jlg/itemdonor.
Download your Tree Decorating Packet by clicking here.
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 is sure to find perfect gifts for all on their shopping list at The Children’s Giving Shop. High school volunteers and JLG members assist the children to shop. All gifts purchased are wrapped and tagged so that their presents can be surprises for all who receive the gifts.
SANTA’S BREAKFAST & CLARA’S TEA
Two of our most popular events, Santa’s Breakfast and Clara’s Tea are available at the Enchanted Forest again this year! 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 Santa photos, Boutique shopping (no lines!) and of course a special visit from the big guy himself!
At Clara’s Tea, little ballerinas and their escorts are treated to a special tea, a live performance by a dancer from the Nutcracker and a question/answer session with our ballerina. Festive dress highly encouraged!
Friday Night November 18, 2016 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
To purchase tickets to The Enchanted Forest, please go to: https://www.501auctions.com/jlg/?mobile=0.
SPONSORS AND BOUTIQUE VENDORS
For a listing of our Sponsor and Boutique Vendor websites, please click here.