13th Annual Enchanted Forest Holiday Extravaganza

13th Annual Enchanted Forest Holiday Extravaganza

The Junior League of Northern Virginia’s (JLNV) annual fundraiser, The Enchanted Forest, will take place on Nov. 23-24, at the Westin Tysons Corner.

The Enchanted Forest celebrates its 13th year and showcases a spectacular forest of themed holiday trees, which are decorated with items donated by businesses, groups, and individuals, and bid on during a weekend-long silent auction. The event also boasts live entertainment, a model train display, a festive holiday marketplace and hands-on activities for children.

In addition to exploring the forest of trees, guests of The Enchanted Forest will enjoy a variety of events for the entire family. Both Saturday and Sunday, attendees can create holiday wonders with hands-on children’s activities featuring the Children’s Science Center and Kids in the Holiday Kitchen. Dazzling holiday entertainment on the main stage will include musical, dance, and magic performances by Ukele Phil & the Hula Kids, Pirate Magic, Oh Susannah!, Groovy Nate, The Great Zucchini, Reston Conservatory Ballet, Maple School of Irish Dance, Adagio Ballet, and The Banjo Man Frank Cassel. Come view the charming National Capital Trackers model train display, attend the gingerbread workshop, and get a head start on holiday shopping at the Holiday Marketplace. The highlight of the weekend is Saturday evening’s "Mistletoe Masquerade Ball", which will feature an open bar, hors d’ouevres, live and silent auction, music by DJ Loud Tone, dancing, and Vegas–style gaming.

General admission to The Enchanted Forest is $13 per person per day. JLNV will also host a variety of premium events, including breakfast and photos with Santa; cookies, milk and story time with Santa; Georgetown Cupcakes and cocoa with the Snow Fairy Princess; and a gingerbread workshop where attendees take home their own decorated gingerbread house. General admission, premium events and gala tickets can be purchased at the door or online at www.jlnv.org/the-enchanted-forest. Premium ticket prices include one general admission ticket.

The Junior League of Northern Virginia is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. As a nonprofit organization, their purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For 55 years, the JLNV has provided hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours and more than $2 million to implement more than 25 community programs throughout our history.

For more information, visit found at www.jlnv.org.