Special Events

Fantasy of Trees Events Preview Party
Tuesday, November 21, 7 - 10 p.m.
The Fantasy of Trees Preview Party and gala features areas for couples and families to have their pictures made in their "fantasy frocks," 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. Click here to buy tickets.

Raffle TreeWalmart Raffle Tree Drawing
Sunday, November 26, 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 place winner will get to take home the tree and everything surrounding it! Four second-place 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. Click here to read the full rules and regulations for the drawing.

WVLT Primetime Preview Party Broadcast
Tuesday, November 21, 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.

WBIR's Live at Five at Four Broadcast
Wednesday, November 22, 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 22, 7 p.m.
The first and only indoor Christmas parade of the season with children from area child care centers, a marching band, Santa, costumed characters and holiday fun. Spectators are invited to enjoy the Fantasy of Trees before or after the parade.

SeniorSanta's Senior Stroll
Friday, November 24, 9 a.m. - Noon
Seniors 55 and over receive half price admission of $4 during the Santa's Senior Stroll. Enjoy guided walks every half hour from 9 am to noon through the Fantasy of Trees. You can also register to win a Tennessee themed Christmas tree! Santa's Senior Stroll is sponsored by Senior Solutions Management Group.

Every half hour an organized stroll will be held featuring two routes:

  • Route one begins in the Ticket lobby facing Clinch Avenue and proceeds down the Henley Street corridor where the Canstruction displays are located. A visit to Santa's Skybox will give a bird's-eye-view of the splendor of this year's Fantasy of Trees.
  • Route two will begin at Santa's Skybox and will continue through the forest of hundreds of designer-decorated trees before ending at the Senior Solutions Management Group exhibit. Participants are invited to enjoy the Fantasy of Trees on their own after Santa’s Senior Stroll.

View Our Full Entertainment Schedule

Entertainers from throughout the region perform daily at the Fantasy Theater. Enjoy the talents of dancers, singers and other entertainers of all ages as they take the stage to share their talents and ring in the holiday season.