Once upon a time, an enchanted forest intrigued children and adults alike and brought magic to the holiday season. Teddy bears beckon, elves are busy at work, penguins play in the snow, while Santa waits to hear holiday wishes. This fairy tale-like forest of glittering lights will dazzle the young and young-at-heart.
Festival of Trees: Avenues of beautiful trees decorated by professional designers, individuals and local organizations sparkle throughout the Pink Palace.
2014 Festival of Trees winners:
Best of Show: It’s a Twister – Seize the Clay
Judges’ Favorite: We Wish You a Harry Christmas – Mary and Megan Driscoll
First Place: A Harvest of Blessings – Agricenter International
Second Place: Books Are ‘Tree’-rific – Cordova Christian Academy Students
First Place: Festival of Snowmen – Sleigh Rider Collectors Club
Second Place: The Emoji Tree – London Montaque & friends
First Place: A Traditional Christmas – Cathy Clay and Sheila Avra
Second Place: A Fairyland Christmas – Scenic Hills Garden Club
First Place: Wood you be my Girl Scout Sister? – Girl Scout Troop 13144
Second Place: Berclair Y.A.C. is Out of this World – Berclair Young Astronauts Club
Best Le Bonheur Tree:
First Place: It’s a Great Day to Fly – Pedi-flite
Second Place: Rudolph the Red Hearted Reindeer – PACU
Gingerbread Village: A snow-covered village of scrumptious creations awaits you! From cozy cottages to majestic mansions, all are designed by local chefs, businesses, individuals and groups. An exciting miniature train travels around the Gingerbread Village.
2014 Gingerbread Village winners
First Place: Frost’s Gingerbread Palace – Frost Bake Shop
Second Place: Visions of Gingerbread – West Tennessee Sugar Artists
First Place: Animal and Toy Wonderland - Allie & Cabell Cunningham
Second Place: Noah’s Awesome Candy House – Noah Childress
Family Category – Two way tie
What’s this? – Holly and Rachael & The Barker Bunch Candy Cottage – The Barker Family
Family Scene Category - Three way tie
Christmas in the Country – The Wilson Family
We Love to Play – The Flack Family
A Frozen Christmas – The Tune and Leatherwood Families
First Place: Camp Wanna-Eata-Sweet – Cub Scout Pack 274
Second Place: Marion’s First Assembly of God – Girl’s Ministry
Adult Individual Category
First Place: A Wonderful Winter Cottage – Mary Driscoll
Second Place: Luke and Oakley’s Happy Hopeful House – Regina Heimbach
Model Train: A full-scale miniature train twists and turns throughout a snow covered village, set up in front of Santa’s house inspiring the imagination of children and adults alike.
Penguin Pond: Be a penguin pal and sponsor a cuddly stuffed penguin for $50. The penguin will be displayed with your name on it in the Penguin Pond during the event and will be given to a patient at Le Bonheur during the holiday season. To become a Penguin Pal, click here.
Pictures with Santa: Photo packages $10 - $60. Photos by J&B Childress Portrait Art. www.jandbchildress.com.
Polar Express 3D
The Light Before Christmas 3D
Enchanted Forest regular hours: Open Monday through Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sundays 12 noon to 5pm. Last tickets sold 30 minutes before closing.
Enchanted Forest Friday Nights: December 5, 12 & 19, open 9AM - 9PM Fridays. Last tickets sold 30 minutes before closing.
Please note: The Pink Palace Museum closes at 5pm on all days except Enchanted Forest Fridays.
Admission for the Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees ONLY:
$6 Adults, $5 Seniors and children ages 3-12.
Pink Palace Members: $5 Adults, $4 seniors and children ages 3-12.
Group rates are available.
Visit www.TheEnchantedForest.org to find out more. A Memphis holiday tradition for 60 years! All proceeds benefit Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.