The City of Clermont is seeking community groups to decorate trees for its Holiday Enchanted Forest.

Organizations, businesses, schools and families are invited to showcase their creativity at Victory Pointe Park. Only 40 trees are available, and the deadline to submit an application is Mon., Nov. 23.

“We are looking forward to partnering to provide a one-of-a-kind holiday experience for our community,” Clermont Parks and Recreation Director Scott Davidoff said. “The Holiday Enchanted Forest is a unique opportunity for organizations to create a special display that visitors can enjoy all season long.”

Trees must be decorated between 10 a.m.- 4p.m. on Sat., Dec. 5 at Victory Pointe Park, 938 Victory Way, and will remain up through Jan. 3, 2021. The Holiday Enchanted Forest will be open to the public and free to walk through daily until 10 p.m.

The city will provide one artificial tree over 7 feet tall to each participating group to work its holiday magic. Power will be supplied by the city. Each tree also comes with a professional sign that makes it easy for visitors to find their trees or for businesses and organizations to promote themselves over the month-long duration of the event.

The display will feature music nightly to set the holiday atmosphere and will be the perfect holiday photo opportunity. Plus, the kids can sign, seal and let the city deliver their letters to the North Pole at Santa’s Mailbox onsite.

Entry fees include one tree provided by the city and are $100 for businesses and families, $50 for nonprofits, and free for schools and civic organizations. Additional trees can be purchased for $50 each.

Make sure to sign up while there’s still space. Those interested in participating may download the entry form at https://bit.ly/EnchantedForestEntry. The deadline to submit an entry form is Nov. 23 by mail or hand delivery to Clermont City Center, 620 W. Montrose St., Clermont, FL 34711.

Trophies will be awarded for the Most Holiday Enchanted Forest Themed, Most Creative and Best Overall trees.

The City of Clermont’s Light Up Clermont also includes a virtual tree lighting ceremony 6 p.m. Dec. 4 on the city’s YouTube and Facebook pages and a Cookies & Cocoa Walk 6-9 p.m. Dec. 11 downtown. Learn more at https://bit.ly/LightUpClermont2020.

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