(November 8, 2017 – Tampa, Fla.) – Creative Loafing’s annual virtual Holiday Auction is back for its ninth year of holiday cheer from Thursday, November 16th, through Sunday, December 17th. During the auction, readers will get a unique opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind items and experiences. All proceeds benefit local Tampa Bay area non-profit the Children’s Home Network.
Over the past seven years, CL has raised more than $150,000 for the Children’s Home Network—a haven for abused and neglected children and a resource for families throughout Tampa Bay. The virtual CL Holiday Auction allows readers to bid on one-of-a-kind items and packages, not typically available for purchase anywhere else, donated by businesses and key players throughout Tampa Bay and curated by the editors of Creative Loafing.
On November 16th, CL will release the annual Holiday Issue—featuring an extensive catalog of the items in this year’s auction—and open up bidding online. Auction items will be released in weekly batches from November 16th through December 17th.
In years past, readers have bid on everything from a private, six-course chef’s dinner to a year’s worth of concert tickets at popular Ybor City venues to the most contested prize of all—the cover of Creative Loafing itself. Bidders can expect the same level of exciting and unique items in the 2017 Holiday Auction.
2017 Holiday Auction Schedule:
Week 1: Thursday, Nov. 16th, through Sunday, Nov. 26th
Week 2: Thursday, Nov. 23rd, through Sunday, Dec. 3rd
Week 3: Thursday, Nov. 30th, through Sunday, Dec. 10th
Week 4: Thursday, Dec. 7th, through Sunday, Dec. 17th
Bidders do not need to be local to Tampa Bay to bid.
Please use the following hashtag for any digital promotions: #CLHolidayAuction
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