Special Events

Opening Night Preview Party

Tuesday, November 26, 7 - 10 p.m.

The Fantasy of Trees Preview Party and gala features areas for couples and families to have their pictures made, and gift shops are open for visitors to begin their holiday shopping.

The Preview Party also includes musical entertainment throughout the evening, a silent auction from 7 - 9 p.m. and delicious holiday foods with a cash bar. Hillbilly Jedi will be performing live at the Fantasy Theater. Guests are encouraged to view the trees and other holiday decorations and choose their favorites to purchase. Attire for the Fantasy of Trees Preview Party is festive holiday wear.

NOTE: Tickets to the Preview Party are sold separately from regular general admission tickets. Preview Party tickets are $75 per person for adults and children.


  • Creole Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya ~ Flavorful Jambalaya Filled with Peppers, Onions, Seasoned Rice, Chicken & Smoked Sausage
  • Beer & Brown Sugar Pulled Chicken Sliders
  • Smoked Brisket Flatbread ~ House Smoked Brisket Sliced Thin atop a Toasted Flatbread with BBQ Glazed Red Onions
  • Mashed Potato Muffins with Sour Cream, Bacon, Feta Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, Parmesan Cheese & Warm Gravy
  • Shrimp Cocktail ~ Fresh Boiled Shrimp Served with Homemade Cocktail Sauce
  • Siracha Lime Deviled Eggs ~ Spicy Southwestern take on a Classic Deviled Egg
  • Reuben Crostinis ~ Pumpernickel/Rye Swirl Toast Round Topped with Shaved Corned Beef, Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese & 1000 Island Dressing Garnished with a Gherkin Pickle Chip
  • Bacon and Pimento Cheese Ball Bites ~ Homemade Pimento Cheese Mix Rolled in Bacon & Chives Skewered with a Pretzel Stick & Served with Baskets of Crackers
  • Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding – A Bread Pudding that will make you think of a Fresh out of the Oven Cinnamon Roll with White Glaze Icing
  • White Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Bites
Opening Night Preview Party for Fantasy of Trees

Opening Night Preview Party for Fantasy of Trees

Opening Night Preview Party for Fantasy of Trees

Walmart Raffle Tree Drawing

Sunday, December 1, 5 p.m.

Throughout the five-day show, Fantasy visitors can purchase a ticket for $5 for a chance to win a beautiful seven-foot tree surrounded by electronics, toys, games, holiday goodies, and more, all donated by local Walmart stores. The lucky first prize winner will get to take home the tree and everything surrounding it! Four second prizes (each is a $250 Walmart gift card) will also be awarded. Winners will be chosen by random drawing on Sunday at the Fantasy of Trees.

WVLT Primetime Preview Party Broadcast

Tuesday, November 26, 7:30 - 8 p.m.

Take a first-look at Fantasy of Trees as WVLT broadcasts live from the Preview Party! Get a sneak peak at the designs and activities at this year's Fantasy of Trees. WVLT Channel 8

WBIR's Live at Five at Four

Wednesday, November 27, 4 - 5 p.m.

Tune in as WBIR's Russell Biven and Beth Haynes broadcast live from Fantasy of Trees! They'll show some of the activities and decorations guests can enjoy at this year's event. They'll also be joined by a few surprise guests throughout the show.

Babes in Toyland Parade

Wednesday, November 27, 7 p.m.

This is the first and only indoor Christmas parade of the season with children from area child care centers, a marching band, Santa, and costumed characters. Sponsored by Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group.

Santa's Senior Stroll

Friday, November 29, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Santa Claus Seniors 55 and over receive half price admission of $4 during the Santa's Senior Stroll.