Chamber offers free sneak peek of trees for charities

Families will be able to get a free preview of the 38th Annual Christmas Tree Auction on Dec. 7


VISALIA – Visalia’s Christmas Tree Auction has raised countless thousands of dollars over the last 38 years. And while Visalians often see the charitable contributions at work in their community, they don’t all get a chance to experience the creativity, attention to detail and design that goes into each tree.

That’s why this year the Visalia Chamber of Commerce invites the public to get a free sneak peek of the beautiful trees on display at the annual event. The free preview will take place between 2-4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7 at the Visalia Convention Center. Bring your family and friends to view the elaborately decorated trees that volunteers have spent countless hours designing for this year’s event, “A Holiday Affair,” which once again promises to be the grandest gala of the year. Attendees can expect an evening of fabulous wine, delicious food from more than 20 local restaurants and wineries, music and dancing.

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.

This year, the Christmas Tree Auction will help to highlight the nonprofits and the local restaurant partners providing food for the evening. This partnership provides the opportunity for the charity and the restaurant to work together to cross promote an ultimately provide a better experience for the guests.

The 38th Annual Christmas Tree Auction will help to support 30 local nonprofits including: Arts Visalia, Celebrate Recovery, Daughters of Hope, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center, Eagle Mountain Foundation, Genesis House, Golden State Family Services, Hands in the Community, Helping Hands Food Kitchen, ImagineU Interactive Children’s Museum, Kaweah Delta Foundation Lifeline, Kaweah Delta Hospice Foundation, Leadership Visalia / Valley Oak SPCA, Love in the Name of Christ, My Father’s House, Read for Life, Samaritan Center of Tulare County, Seven Oaks Church, Sisterhood of Grace, St. Paul’s School, The Ruth Wood Open Arms House, Valley Care Givers Resource Center, Valley Oak SPCA, Valley PBS, Visalia Rescue Mission, Visalia Police Explorer Post #32, Vision Visalia, West Coast Academics, Music and Performing Arts, and Young Life Tulare County.

Don’t miss the chance to generously support the work of local nonprofits and kick off the holiday season with the most festive party in town. Attendees can attend the Christmas Tree Auction on a General Admission ticket.
General admission tickets are $80 and include wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, live and silent tree auctions, live music & dancing. General Admission Tickets may be purchased online at

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