Enchanted Forest Exhibit Closing Early in Accordance with Shelby County Health Directive
In response to the Shelby County Health Department's Health Order and Directive No. 16 released December 21, The Museum of Science & History – Pink Palace and The Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees will be closed beginning December 24 at 2 p.m. the remainder of the year. At this time, The Enchanted Forest is sold out for any remaining time slots.
Any tickets purchased for the Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees will be refunded by the museum’s box office. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and hope you have safe and happy holidays.
The Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees, benefiting Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, will run from Saturday, November 21 - December 24, 2020 at the Pink Palace Museum.
Begin your visit with a stroll through the magical Festival of Trees that
fills the Pink Palace Mezzanine with beautifully decorated trees. Once
inside the exhibit, children of all ages will be charmed by the 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. Be sure to check out the model trains and the spectacularly sweet gingerbread village as well. Finally, 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!
This year we are looking forward to keeping The Enchanted Forest tradition alive, however you will notice some important changes in response to COVID -19 precautions. Most notably, this year you will need to purchase a ticket in advance to reserve the date and time for your visit. Buy your tickets today. We will be limiting the number of guests per hour to abide by all indoor social distancing requirements. All guests over the age of 2 will be required to wear a mask while in the exhibit. We ask that you please respect the social distancing guidelines that will be displayed throughout the exhibit and refrain from touching any part of the exhibit.
Tickets are selling quickly. Please purchase tickets online in advance to ensure entry to the Enchanted Forest.
Available dates & time slot options may be limited/sold out – especially during weekends.
Santa will still be joining us this year and he looks forward to receiving all of the children’s lists and wishes, however, this too will be a little different this year. The Enchanted Forest will be presenting Santa in a snow globe this year! The snow globe (plexiglass) will keep Santa and our guests safe while still allowing him to hear the children and interact with them through the barrier. Guests will be seated on benches in front of the snow globe and will be allowed to remove their masks for the picture with Santa.
Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions, we are unable to fly Santa in by helicopter this year but he is looking forward to visiting with everyone safely inside the exhibit.
Saturday, November 21 - December 24, 2020
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
Hours of Operation
Wednesday - Saturday: 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: noon - 5 p.m.
Children ages 3 -12: $5
Schools and Group Reservations
If your school or group is interested in visiting the Enchanted Forest all reservations must be made in advance through the Pink Palace Museum Box Office (901) 636-2362.
Pink Palace Museum
3050 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111
Festival of Trees
See our 2020 Festival of Trees Awards.
See our 2020 Gingerbread Village Awards.
Learn more about how to donate to our Penguin Pal Program.
Picture with Santa
Come visit the Enchanted Forest and get your picture made with Santa. Packages start at $10 and all proceeds benefit Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. This year, in compliance with COVID-19 restrictions, Santa will be in his Santa House in a snow globe. Guests will be seated on benches in front of Santa’s snow globe for a socially distant picture. Masks may be removed for the actual picture. This picture is sure to be one for the memory books!