MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Museum of Science & History (MoSH), is pleased to announce the return of the Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees to the museum this holiday season. The popular Memphis holiday attraction benefits Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

The Enchanted Forest’s history dates back 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 Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital’s Festival of Trees. The entire exhibit moved to MoSH in 2002, where the beloved tradition continues.

“A visit to the Enchanted Forest is a fantastic way for families to kick off the holiday season,” says Kevin Thompson, Executive Director of MoSH. “Visitors can tour the forest of creatively decorated trees, check out model trains, a Gingerbread Village, and get photos with Santa in his COVID-safe protective snow globe. We love continuing this classic Memphis tradition for the city, our neighbors, and most especially, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.”

The Enchanted Forest is open from November 20 to December 31, only closing for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and Mondays and Tuesdays. There are extended hours each Friday, when the museum stays open until 9 p.m.

Holiday lovers can also check out holiday favorites The Year Without a Santa Claus and The Light Before Christmas at the Giant Screen Theater, or be dazzled at the AutoZone Dome Planetarium the Season of Light and Laser Holidays shows. Refreshments are available, and the gift shop will be open.

For full hours and to plan a visit, go to for more information and the entire calendar of events.

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