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General Information

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 is part of Christmas in the Park at Plaza de Cesar Chavez.
All Trees with the exception of Sponsor trees, are $100 with a $25 refundable un-decorating fee added.

We have 4 Tree Categories to choose from:
  • Community Trees: non-profits, community groups, scouts, schools, daycares, sports or religious affiliations.
  • Personal Trees: In Memory of, In honor of or Family Trees
  • High School Trees are part of an art contest and are for high school clubs or groups only.
  • Sponsor Trees are for companies of any size.
We provide:
  • A 7 to 8 foot tall tree
  • A string of 100 LED lights
  • An identifying 8x10 sign in front of your tree

Decorating Days: November 20-24, 2023

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 10am-6pm.

Friday, November 24, from 9-2pm.

Enchanted Forest Form

I agree to the terms and conditions
Select Your Tree
2023 Community Tree
-Boy/Girl Scouts
-Non-Profit Organizations
-Other Clubs (social/religious/sport)
2023 Personal Tree
-In Honor Of
2023 High School Tree
2023 Sponsor Tree
This is for any for-profit business.
This sign sits in front of your tree

Important Decorating Guidelines

  • Ornaments need to be wind and water-resistant. Avoid food (pasta, cereal, etc.) Paper ornaments must be laminated. Decor must be able to widthstand 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. Please do not use zip ties to attach ornaments.
  • Absolutely NO flocking or spray painting of any kind on the tree.
  • Christmas in the Park provides a string of 100 LED lights, you may attach up to 3 strings, they must be LED.
  • Please bring your own tools and supplies (pliers, scissors, tape, ornament hangers, 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.
  • 1 extra sign allowed (8 ½ by 11)- no other large signage allowed.


  • Decorations cannot contain any inappropriate or offensive language and or symbols.
  • Appropriate decorations are 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.

Un-Decorating Days: January 2-4th, 2024.

Christmas in the Park ends on, January 1, 2024. You must come down to the park and un-decorate your tree to receive the $25 refundable fee.. This includes taking town all ornaments and lights and discarding all trash into the provided receptacles.

Tuesday through Thursday (Jan 2-Jan 4) between 10am and 6pm

Please note: 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

And the winner is...

Each year we have a tree decorating contest.
Our panel of judges walk the park and choose the winning entries.
High School Tree First Place: Lincoln High School Cheer!

Thank you to our tree supplier

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