Hall of Trees Exhibit



Jill Moore, 615-397-6507
Angela Spivey, 931-306-9774

Actress Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) and Days of Our Lives
support The Elephant Sanctuary's Christmas Tree at Opryland Hotel

HOHENWALD, Tenn. – December 5, 2012 - This holiday season, The Sanctuary staff was very excited to decorate our first ever “Elephant Sanctuary Christmas Tree” in the Hall of Trees at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. The Opryland Hotel is famous for its incredible Country Christmas display and month long schedule of events celebrating the holidays. The Hall of Trees event displays lavishly decorated Christmas trees that are tied to local charities. All the donated gifts beneath the tree and the decorations are up for auction, with the proceeds going to the tree’s charity. Bids may be placed online at the Hall of Trees website, or in person at the event.

This year Actress Peggy McCay, long time Sanctuary supporter who is best known for her role as Caroline Brady on NBC’s number one daytime drama “Days of our Lives," is sponsoring The Sanctuary’s tree at the Hall of Trees. Peggy will be appearing at Opry Mills Mall on Friday, December 7th, and at Opryland Hotel on Saturday and Sunday, December 8th and 9th, to promote the event. Help us celebrate the holidays and come meet Peggy and Sanctuary staff at either Opry Mills Mall or at the Opryland Hotel – dates and times are listed below. If you can’t make it into the area, you can still be the lucky winner of all the presents under The Elephant Sanctuary Tree and all the trimmings. Just visit www.halloftrees.com to learn more about the Hall of Trees, see the list of gifts under our tree and to place an online bid for The Elephant Sanctuary.  All donations go directly to help our Girls.

Appearances by Peggy McCay

Friday, Dec. 7th, 2012 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
(promoting the Hall of Trees exhibit)
Entertainment Center / Opry Mills Mall / 433 Opry Mills Drive / Nashville, TN 37214

Saturday, Dec. 8th, 2012 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Meet & Greet with Peggy McCay of Days of Our Lives
(benefitting The Elephant Sanctuary)

Opryland Hotel / 2800 Opryland Drive / Nashville, TN 37214 / 615-889-1000
Convention Center Meeting Room: Cheekwood D

(Directions: Enter through the Magnolia Lobby near the Nativity Scene. Take the elevator on the left next to the Cowboys & Angels Shop to the Mezzanine Level M2. Go to Cheekwood D Meeting Room on the left.)

Make a donation to benefit The Elephant Sanctuary and you will receive an autographed photograph of Peggy McCay. Meet Sanctuary Staff and learn more about The Sanctuary. Sanctuary Merchandise will be available for purchase, and a Silent Auction will be held.

Special Appearances by Peggy McCay in Holly Jolly Town Square outside of Hall of Trees
Saturday, December 8th - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 9th - 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Holly Jolly Town Square - Ryman Exhibit Hall B (Lower Level - O Floor)

No admission required to Holly Jolly Town Square or for the Meet and Greet events with Peggy McCay. Peggy will be making two appearances to autograph photographs for a donation to benefit The Elephant Sanctuary.

Visit the Hall of Trees exhibit hall and make a bid on The Elephant Sanctuary's tree. All proceeds benefit The Elephant Sanctuary.

*Please Note: Admission to tour the Hall of Trees is as follows:
Adults: $6.00 + Tax
Children (4-11): $4.00 + Tax
Children under 4 are admitted free


About The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee:   Founded in 1995, The Elephant Sanctuary is the nation's largest natural habitat refuge developed specifically for endangered African and Asian elephants retired from zoos and circuses. The Sanctuary operates on 2,700 acres in Hohenwald, Tennessee — 85 miles southwest of Nashville. The Elephant Sanctuary exists for two reasons:

  • To provide a haven for old, sick or needy elephants in a setting of green pastures,dense forests, spring-fed ponds and heated barns for cold winter nights.
  • To provide education about the crisis facing these social, sensitive, passionately intense, playful, complex, exceedingly intelligent and endangered creatures.

The Elephant Sanctuary operates as a true sanctuary and therefore is not open to the public. However, there are several ways in which the public can learn more about our resident elephants:

  • The Elecam, located on our website at www.elephants.com provides a non-invasive way to view the elephants in their natural habitat at The Sanctuary. From your computer you can watch as the elephants go about their day, grazing, foraging, swimming, even napping.
  • The Welcome Center, located in downtown Hohenwald, is open for the public to visit and learn about our Girls and their lives in Sanctuary. The Center is open on Thursdays, Fridays, and select Saturdays each month. Reservations for group presentations are also available.

The Elephant Sanctuary is a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation.  For more information on The Sanctuary, please visit www.elephants.com or call 931-796-6500.