The Visalia Chamber of Commerce will host its 38th Annual Christmas Tree Auction at the Visalia Convention Center Dec. 7.
Written by David Castellon
The Visalia Chamber of Commerce will host its 37th Annual Christmas Tree Auction Friday at the Visalia Convention Center.
“Attendees can expect an evening of fabulous wine, delicious food from more than 30 local restaurants and wineries and live music by Run4Cover,” states a press release from the chamber.
The highlight of the black-tie event will be auctioning off Christmas trees decorated by representatives local businesses partnered with various local charity, school and community groups that include Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, El Diamante High School Boosters, Happy Trails Riding Academy, ImagineU Children’s Museum and the Kaweah Delta Foundation.
Other items also will be auctioned off during the event.
Proceeds from the auctions will go to the nonprofits.
“For over three decades, local charities have utilized this event as their primary event to raise funds. While the trees are amazing, participants have not lost sight that bidding on trees and silent auction items are vital to the success of this event for so many deserving organizations working in our community,” the press release continues.
The public can get a sneak peek at the trees from 2:30-4 p.m. Friday, before the start of the event at 7 p.m.
The theme for this year’s gala is a masquerade ball, though having a mask isn’t required to attend, and some masks will be available for the attendees.
Tickets, at $70 per person, are available online at www.visaliachamber.org/christmastree.