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 and 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 is begins on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The Junior League hosts a “Sneak Peek” party for members and friends that night giving all a chance to shop before the crowds rush in on the weekend. Therefore, vendors must be prepared to open for business no later than 2pm on Thursday afternoon and remain in place until 5pm on Saturday.
Should you be interested in participating in the 2017 event, please email TEFboutique@gmail.com.
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 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 so that their presents can be surprises for all who receive the gifts.
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 Santa photos, 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 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 November 17, 2017 is The Enchanted Forest Soiree, celebrating the start of the holiday season. Live music will be provided by Richie Vance Entertainment, along with fantastic food and spirits!
To purchase tickets to The Enchanted Forest, please go to: https://www.501auctions.com/jlg/?mobile