The Buttonwoods Museum Tree Festival features silent auction items online and in person
The 19th annual Buttonwoods Museum Tree Festival, which takes over in-person browsing and auctioning tonight, also made all silent auction items available for online auction.
Silent auction items include porcelain dolls, gift baskets, a Coca-Cola Santa collectible blanket, dinner for two, and more. (The full list appears below.) Auction items are available on Facebook in $ 5 increments until Sunday, Dec. 13 at 1 p.m. online or at the Festival in person until 5 p.m. Sunday.
Today, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., it’s Ladies ‘and Educators’ Night. They only pay $ 5 each and the senior ladies only pay $ 3 each. There are also shopping opportunities with local vendors and artisans.
A treasure hunt for children takes place all day, Thursday, from noon to 8 p.m. There is also the BINGO holiday festival from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., is senior day with $ 1 off admission. It presents Nostalgia Christmas at Buttonwoods and classic radio shows. There is also a candlelight tour of the John Ward House from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Each of the trees, wreaths and centerpieces is drawn at the end of the festival on Sunday, December 13. Raffle tickets are sold at the entrance for $ 1 each, 6 for $ 5 and 25 for $ 20. Tickets can also be purchased online at buttonwoodsFOT.org. The winners will be contacted by phone. Face covering is mandatory for each person entering the museum.
Silent auction items
- Christmas village with four houses measuring approximately 10 inches in height, valued at $ 300.
- Gold Finch Prints, set of 3 hand drawn prints, 11 x 14 inches, valued at $ 100.
- Set of two porcelain dolls valued at $ 50.
- Coca-Cola Santa collectible blanket, 52 inches wide by 70 inches high, valued at $ 50.
- Set of five 8×10 inch hand-drawn cardinal prints valued at $ 75.
- Cozy Christmas basket, with handmade afghans and other treats, valued at $ 80.
- Set of woodburned coasters, with six hand burnt coasters and a metal bucket, valued at $ 75.
- Haunted tour of Essex County Ghost Project Hilldale Cemetery, valued at $ 400.
- Scratch-off ticket tree, valued at $ 100.
- Cougar Prints, two 8×10 inch hand drawn prints, value of $ 40.
- Sled slate, value at $ 40.
- Numbered lithograph of the town of Haverhill; Haverhill Cultural Treasures Commemorative Coin and Puzzle, valued at $ 75.
- Intricate gold ornaments, set of six ornaments, valued at $ 100.
- Woven metal bowl, approximately 13 inches in diameter, valued at $ 30.
- Ceramic Antique Santas Collectibles, 14 ceramic Santa Claus figurines from around the world and from various years, valued at $ 75.
- 3D “Game Room” sign, bulbs on the right side that light up, approximate size: 25 inches high by 9.5 inches wide, value of $ 60.
- Dinner for two at the John Ward House, valued at $ 150.
- Handmade jewelry set, valued at $ 250
- 36 inch crochet square lapghan, valued at $ 75.
- Christmas tree potpourri and interactive book, valued at $ 60.
- Red Sox Winter Blanket, valued at $ 55.
- Haverhill Beef and Market Basket gift cards, one $ 50 Haverhill Beef card and four $ 25 Market Basket cards.