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.


Station #1

  • Hand-Held Greek Salad ~ Crisp Romaine, Diced Cucumbers, Sliced Black Olives, Diced Tomatoes, Pickled Red Onion & Feta Cheese with Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressing
  • Fried Chicken & Waffle Biscuits with Honey Butter
  • Teriyaki Glazed Grilled Vegetable Kabobs

Station #2

  • French Fry Bar ~ Waffle Fries & Hand-Made Kettle Chips with Chopped Bacon, Warm Queso, Warm Gravy, Ketchup, Siracha Ketchup & Ranch Dressing
  • Smoked Pulled Pork Slider with Sweet Whiskey Sauce & Caramelized Onion Topped with a Pickle Chip & Side of Cole Slaw

Station #3

  • Pot Pie Station ~ Puff Pastry Shells with Assorted Fillings: Roasted Corn, Yellow Squash, Zucchini & Red Pepper in a Chipotle Crema And Beef Stew with Potatoes, Mushrooms & Onions in a Red Wine Reduction

Station #4

  • Shrimp Cocktail

Station #5

  • Bananas Foster Bread Pudding
  • S’mores Trifle
Opening Night Preview Party for Fantasy of Trees

Opening Night Preview Party for Fantasy of Trees

Opening Night Preview Party for Fantasy of Trees

Fantasy Raffle Tree Drawing

Sunday, December 1, 5 p.m.

Presented by Walmart and The Home Depot

Raffle Tree Drawing

Throughout the five-day show, Fantasy visitors can purchase a ticket for $5 for a chance to win either a beautiful seven-foot tree surrounded by electronics, toys, games, holiday goodies, and more, donated by local Walmart stores, or a treasure trove of home improvement items for your living area or garden, donated by Home Depot. The lucky first and second prize winners will get to take home the Walmart tree and everything surrounding it, or the Home Depot Treasure Trove! Four third 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, 7:00 - 7:30 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.

WBIR Live at Five at Four 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.

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.