Santa’s Coming to the Pink Palace!

Christmas is in the air! Santa Claus is landing on the Pink Palace front lawn November 23rd

By Bill Walsh for the Pink Palace

Santa Claus is taking to the sky and flying in by helicopter to the front lawn of the Pink Palace Museum Saturday, November 23rd  at 9 am. His arrival marks the beginning of the Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees, an annual fundraiser for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital held at the Pink Palace Museum.

Santa lands on the front lawn of the Pink Palace, greeting kids of all ages.
(from memphismuseums.org)

While the little ones eagerly await Santa’s landing, there will be fun kids’ activities and an art project for children to create a special holiday craft. Metro Eats from the Pink Palace Museum will be on hand selling coffee, hot chocolate and breakfast sandwiches. Plus, Le Bonheur will have donut holes for the kids. “Seeing kids and parents getting in the Christmas spirit is so exciting. Santa’s landing has become an annual holiday tradition for many families,” said Sarah Fiser, Le Bonheur Special Events Coordinator.

When the helicopter has landed and the rotors stop spinning, kids young and old are invited to join in as Santa and the Memphis Second Line Jazz Band lead a parade inside the Pink Palace Museum, officially opening the Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees.

Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees, benefitting Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.
(from memphismuseums.org)

Santa’s landing and lawn activities are free, however tickets are required to see Santa inside the Enchanted Forest. Tickets are on sale now at the Pink Palace Museum box office. “We encourage parents to get their tickets in advance. You can beat the rush by buying tickets early,” said Fiser. For more information, visit the Pink Palace festival website here.

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