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Enchanted Forest: Festival of Trees

The Enchanted Forest

Open Now through December 31, 2019

Monday - Thursday & Saturday, 9am-5pm

Enchanted Forest Fridays: 9am - 9pm

Sunday, 12pm-5pm

Last ticket sales 30 minutes before closing.

Get in the holiday spirit with a journey through the Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees. All proceeds benefit Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Come discover spectacular trees, enchanting displays and good times for the whole family!

Admission to the Enchanted Forest does not include regular Museum admission.

Ticket prices:
Adults: $6
Children (3-12)/Seniors: $5

Schools and Group Reservations

Each year thousands of children from area schools and daycares visit the Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees. The Pink Palace Museum offers discounts for school groups to visit their exhibits, CTI Giant Theater and AutoZone Dome at the Sharpe Planetarium. Reservations must be made in advance through the Pink Palace Museum Box Office (901) 636-2362.

The Enchanted Forest

Elves, penguins, bears and charming holiday characters await you at The Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees, a 65 plus-year-old Memphis tradition.

Come enjoy animated characters set in the magical snowy setting of the Enchanted Forest. Teddy bears beckon, elves are busy at work and penguins play in the snow.  Santa cheerfully greets guests at the end of the Forest and poses for holiday photos.  A perfect holiday tradition for the whole family to enjoy!

You'll love strolling through the avenues of beautifully decorated trees which glisten throughout the Pink Palace Museum. The trees have been generously sponsored by area businesses and individuals and you're sure to find a favorite. Thousands of twinkling lights will dazzle your youngster as will the miniature train chugging through the Gingerbread Village and the charming array of furry Penguin Pals in the Penguin Pond.

Festival of Trees

Beautiful trees decorated by professional designers, individuals and local organizations sparkle on the mezzanine.

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.

Model Train and Christmas Village

A miniature train twists and turns throughout a snow-covered village, inspiring the imagination of children and adults alike.

The Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees is sponsored by:

This Year's Tree & Gingerbread Winners!


Festival of Trees :


Best Holiday Spirit

1.  Starry Night - The Premier Flowers Team

2. Trimming the Tree - Mid South Women's Connection 

3.  Whimsical Winter - Pride Designs


Most Creative

1.  Cheers to Christmas - Sleigh Riders Collectors Club

2.  Sweet Christmas Wishes - Acuff Enterprises, Inc.

3.  A Change of Heart - Mary Driscoll 


Best Use of Theme

1.  Dashing Through the Dough - SM Gray

2.  The Grinch - Ally to Avenue Homes

3.  Shamrockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Memphis Irish Society


Children's Best Use of Theme

1.  Made in Memphis - Macon Hall Elementary Art Club

2.  Joy To The World - Cornerstone Learning Center - Olive Branch

3. 12 Daisies of Christmas - Daisy Girl Scout Troop 10267


Children's Most Creative

1.  Wild About Jesus - Cornerstone Learning Center - Southwind

2.  Jesus' Love is so Sweet - Cornerstone Learning Center - East Memphis

3.  Forrest's Enchanted Tree - Malcolm Russ and Family


Gingerbread Village


Most Creative

1.  A Candy Christmas - Regina Heimbach

2.  It's a Small World - Jennifer Mason

3.  Winter Wonderland - The Cotton Family


Best Traditional Design

1.  There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays - Mollie Smith "The Cookie Smith"

2.  First Snow - Barb Rabinowitz

3.  17 Berkshire - Nuha Abuduhair, 17 Berkshire


Children's Most Creative

1.  The Campbell's Christmas - Luke, Okley and Maggie Campbell

2.  Camp Candy Falls - Caroline Fisher and Kate Wages

3.  Christmas Camp - Girl Scout Troop #132273.  48 Peppermint Lane - Ceil Mashburn


Best Use of Theme

1.  Gingerbread this House is - Frost Bake Shop

2.  Christmas at Hogwarts - Robert, Cathy, Ann and Mary Quay Wilson

3.  Alice in Christmasland - Holly, Rachael and Owen Cottam

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