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Enchanted Forest Tree Program

One of the highlights each year for so many families is our Enchanted Forest of community decorated trees. We all look forward to the creative use of materials, the whimsical decorations, and the holiday cheer.
The Enchanted Forest has three categories to choose from.
  • Community Trees are for non-profits, community groups, scouts, in memoriam, or general family trees.
  • Sponsor Trees are for companies of any size.
  • High School Trees are part of an art contest and are for high school clubs or groups only.
We provide:
  • A 7 to 8 foot tall tree
  • A string of 100 LED lights
  • An identifying sign in front of your tree
The Enchanted Forest is part of Christmas in the Park at Plaza de Cesar Chavez. The Forest is NOT part of the drive through event.
Decorating days are Monday, 11/21, Tues 11/22, Wed 11/23 - 9:00am-6:00pm and Friday, 11/25 from 11-2pm

Enchanted Forest Order Form

Name to be put on sign
Select Your Tree
2022 High School Tree
Tree $80.00
2022 Sponsor Tree
Tree $600.00
2022 Community Tree
Tree $100.00

Look for an email from Christmas in the Park in November with:

  • Your tree number
  • A map of the Enchanted Forest
  • Dates and times for Decorating Days

Check In
Check in at the Christmas in the Park Information Booth to receive your tree number and string of LED lights.

Your Decorations

  • Ornaments need to be wind and water-resistant. Avoid food (pasta, cereal, etc.) and paper. They will not survive wind and rain.
  • Your tree is approximately 7 to 8 feet tall. We recommend a minimum of 80 ornaments for your tree.
  • Use sturdy wires to attach ornaments to prevent them from being blown or knocked off the tree.
  • Christmas in the Park provides a string of 100 LED lights.
  • Please bring your own tools (pliers, scissors, small stepladder, etc.). Christmas in the Park cannot provide any tools or ladders.
  • There is no room around your tree for large décor items or cutouts.
  • Please, no additional signs.


  • Decorations cannot contain any inappropriate or offensive language and or symbols.
  • Appropriate decorations is at the discretion of Christmas in the Park staff.
Please be sure members of your organization are closely supervised, especially if you plan to bring small children to the Park.

Best Overall Decorated Tree Contest

  • All Community, and Sponsor Trees are considered.
  • A ribbon/sign is placed on the winning tree during the event.
  • Scores are based on theme, originality, creativity and total visual appeal.

Retrieving your decorations
Christmas in the Park ends on Sunday, January 1, 2023. If you would like to keep your decorations, you must un-decorate your tree Monday through Wednesday (Jan 2-Jan 4) between 10am and 6pm. Any decorations left after 6pm on Jan 4 will be discarded.

There is no parking around Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park. You can pull into an open space to drop off items and then you must move your vehicle. Please bring a hand-truck or wagon if needed to make drop off easier.

Additional Information for High School Trees

DECORATING GUIDELINES: All decorating must be completed by 5 PM on Wednesday, November 24, in order to be judged. At least one faculty adviser must be present while decorating. Faculty advisers may not contribute to the decorating- only club, group, and organization members are allowed. You may not have the space to accommodate decorations, figures or cutouts around your tree. Do not ask to switch trees.

JUDGING: Judging scores are based on (1) Presentation of Theme, (2) Originality/Artistic Skill, (3) Creativity (unusual use of common materials), (4) Total visual appeal with minimum of 80 wind and rain proof ornaments.

Prize: $300

Thank you to our tree supplier

Our trees are purchased through Outdoor Supply Hardware in San Jose.
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