The annual event unites Memphis in the holiday spirit and benefits LeBonheur Children’s Hospital.
Memphis, TN, November 1, 2022 – The Museum of Science & History (MoSH), is pleased to announce the return of its annual Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees this holiday season. Open November 19 – December 24, the popular Memphis holiday attraction benefits LeBonheur Children’s Hospital and is presented by Delta Dental.
Visitors are invited to explore a forest of festive and awe-inspiring trees decorated by professional designers, individuals, and local organizations. Children can marvel as miniature trains twist and turn through the snow-covered holiday village and stop by Penguin Point to see hundreds of cuddly penguins, each representing a donation to the LeBonheur Children’s Hospital. A snow-covered village of scrumptious creations awaits, with a village of cozy cottages and majestic mansions, all designed by local chefs, businesses, individuals, and groups.
“A visit to the Enchanted Forest is a fantastic way for families to kick off the holiday season while also supporting a great cause,” says Kevin Thompson, Executive Director of MoSH. “Visitors can get into the holiday spirit, pose for photos with Santa, and enjoy many of our other MoSH activities. We absolutely love continuing this classic Memphis tradition for the city, our guests, and most especially, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital.”
Holiday lovers can also check out a great selection of holiday movie favorites, like Elf, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Polar Express at the Giant Screen Theater. Fans of laser light shows will be dazzled at the AutoZone Dome Planetarium at the Laser Lizzo shows.
Visitors can enjoy fun holiday activities including a String Light Untangling Contest and light workshop November 25, December 9 and 23 at 7pm, and an Ugly Holiday Sweater Decorating Contest and station December 2 and 16 at 7pm.
Refreshments are available, and the gift shop will be open. The Enchanted Forest is open from November 19 to December 24, closing for Thanksgiving Day, and Mondays and Tuesdays. Schools and groups interested in visiting the Enchanted Forest must make reservations in advance by calling the MoSH Box Office, 901-636-2362. For full hours and to plan a visit, go to MoSHMemphis.com for more information and the entire calendar of events.
About the Enchanted Forest
The Enchanted Forest’s history dates to 1963, when it debuted at the Goldsmith’s Department store in downtown Memphis. The exhibit was modeled after Walt Disney’s “It’s a Small World” exhibit at the New York World’s Fair. In the 1990s, it merged with LeBonheur Children’s Hospital’s Festival of Trees. The entire exhibit moved to MoSH in 2002, where the beloved tradition continues.
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