“The Enchanted Forest: BRINGING THE HOLIDAYS TO YOU”
November 19-21, 2021: Online Auction Bidding
Now Through November 18: Online Shopping for Gingerbread Kits and Sign-ups for Santa Experiences
The Junior League of Greenwich volunteers have created a special, digitally accessible Enchanted Forest with a variety of experiences for you to enjoy with your friends and family, from the safety of your own home. JLG President, Karen Richard, explains “Greenwich residents have enjoyed this hallmark event for over 40 years. We are thrilled to continue the tradition this year by offering many of the best parts of the past, in a mix of virtual and in person experiences for adults and children.”
Choose from Gingerbread Decorating Kits, a Santa VIP Experience Drive-by at your home with Holiday Goody Bags, a Zoom Storytime session with Santa, and a Letter from Santa customized for your child. An online Auction will be on the Junior League of Greenwich website November 19-21 only, with the auction closing at 3:00 pm., Sunday, November 21. All items can be viewed at https://www.jlgreenwich.org/the-enchanted-forest/.
Pick Up: All online purchases can be picked up by safe distanced drive-thru on Sunday, November 21 at the Junior League of Greenwich Headquarters, 231 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT. For Santa VIP Experiences, every effort will be made to deliver direct sale items to your home at the same time as your appointment.
About the Enchanted Forest:
The Junior League of Greenwich has historically hosted the popular 3-day Enchanted Forest community event that included several children’s events, decorated trees, visits with Santa Claus, shopping boutiques and a Children’s Giving Shop. Because of the pandemic, the JLG volunteers have recreated The Enchanted Forest for the community to still enjoy the magic of the holidays in your own home.
The Enchanted Forest 2021 Offerings:
Live Santa VIP Personal Experience $200 (limited to 40)
Drive-up, (Socially Distant) Front Porch Visit on Saturday, December 4th, 2021, prescheduled between 10:30 am – 3:30 pm. Price includes a VIP Zoom Storytime Session on Thursday, December 2nd, 15 minutes, pre-scheduled between 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
Santa will visit your home in a vintage vehicle! Santa will greet your child, and our “elves” will deliver a special goody bag to your child. You are welcome to come out and take photos (socially distanced) with Santa. Santa will be out visiting children on Saturday, December 4th between 10:30 am – 3:30 pm (rain or shine).
Extra Goody Bags (with Santa VIP Experience only) $25 each
Storytime with Santa, Thursday night, December 3rd, 15 minutes, pre-scheduled between 6:00 – 7:30 pm $25
Enjoy a virtual 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.
Santa’s Personal Letter to Your Child $20
Our elves will help Santa write personalized letters to your children. Each letter 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.
DIY Gingerbread Mansion Kit $25
This pre-built, ready to decorate gabled mansion comes complete with premade white, red and green icing, two decorating tips, gingerbread trees and gingerbread people plus enough candy to make your house a showpiece. Decorate with your family or send kits to friends and family and have a Gingerbread House Building Cocktail Party on Zoom! Kits are available for drive-thru pick-up at the Junior League of Greenwich Headquarters on Sunday, November 21.
Live Online Auction, November 19-21
- 40+* magnificent professionally decorated trees, in various sizes, various themes. You can pick up your tree on Sunday, November 21, after auction closing.
- 8+* Large Professionally Created Showcase Gingerbread Houses You can pick up your Gingerbread House on Sunday, November 21, after auction closing.
*These are current estimates, and the figures may change.