(November 23, 2017 – Tampa, Fla.) – Creative Loafing’s annual virtual Holiday Auction is back for its ninth year of holiday cheer through Sunday, December 17th, and Week Two of the auction is now live. During the auction, readers will get a unique opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind items and experiences.
Auction items will be released in weekly batches now through December 17th and all proceeds benefit local Tampa Bay area non-profit the Children’s Home Network.
2017 Holiday Auction Schedule:
Week 1: Thursday, Nov. 16th, at 3 p.m., through Sunday, Nov. 26th, at 3 p.m.
Week 2: Thursday, Nov. 23rd, at 3 p.m., through Sunday, Dec. 3rd, at 3 p.m.
Week 3: Thursday, Nov. 30th, at 3 p.m., through Sunday, Dec. 10th. at 3 p.m.
Week 4: Thursday, Dec. 7th, at 3 p.m., through Sunday, Dec. 17th, at 3 p.m.
CL’s annual Holiday Issue is on stands and online now, featuring an extensive catalog of the items in this year’s auction.
Auction items for the week of Thursday, Nov. 23rd, through Sunday, Dec. 3rd, include:
• Tattoo Session From David Bruehl @ RedLetter1
• Busch Gardens Tampa Keeper for a Day for 2
• Beer & wings for a year at Clearwater’s Sunset Lounge
• 14-week print & online Creative Loafing advertising package
• Tampa Bay Lightning Kucherov signed jersey and 2 Tickets to TBL vs. Carolina Panthers
• Kahwa coffee for a year
• Little Donut House donuts for a year
• St. Pete mural tour from Florida CraftArt plus Brunch for 4 at Iberian Rooster
• General Schwarzkopf Memorial Sporting Clays Classic for 4
• Create & Name a Datz menu item + sandwich a month for a year
• 3-day, 2-night stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites Clearwater Beach
• 7-night stay at Foxrun Resort on Lake Lure, North Carolina
• Be a Brewer for a Day at Flying Boat Brewing Co.
Week One items ending on Sunday, Nov. 26th, include:
• Professional family photo session with Santa Claus
• Spend a day with Dr. BBQ
• Your face & story on a Slim Pickens Cider & Mead can
• J.C. Newman Private cigar factory tour for 6 people
• 3-day, 2-night Stay at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Seminole Madiera beach / St. Pete
• Ferg’s Sports Bar Small Ball Bowling
• CL Space Ultimate Wedding Package
• Co-host The Mike Calta Show at The Bone 102.5
• Back to the future at Tampa Theatre – Red theatre chair, tour, and movie passes
• “PUCKER UP!” Sour Beer Tasting for 6 people at Independent Bar
• Dinner and a show at freeFall Theatre Company and The Reading Room
• Play with friends at the 36th Annual Golf Classic in Feather Sound
• Present an award on stage at the 2018 Best of the Bay Awards Party
• Ultimate Tampa Bay Concert Pass Guest List +1 for 2018
• American Stage 2017-2018 Anniversary Pass
To view items and start bidding, visit CL’s eBay page: bit.ly/creativeloafingebay
Over the past seven years, CL has raised more than $150,000 for 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.
Bidders do not need to be local to Tampa Bay to bid.
For more information, visit cltampa.com/holidayauction and RSVP to the digital event here.
Please use the following hashtag for any digital promotions: #CLHolidayAuction
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