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Silent Auction Opens

Monday, November 28

Shop for yourself or buy unique Christmas gifts. Don't see an auction item that excites you? That's okay; you can move the Y's mission forward with a generous donation.




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Community Open House

Thursday, December 1, 6-8 p.m.

Join us at our Festival of Trees 25th Anniversary Open House. This fun evening is guaranteed to get you into the Christmas spirit with live entertainment, photos with Santa, refreshments, door prizes, and the unveiling of the silent auction. This family event is free and open to the public.

Featuring performances by Etudes Ballet, YMCA Child Care, Unity in the Community Choir, and Chesapeake Academy.

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Gala and Auction Finale

Saturday, December 3

Cocktail Reception Begins at 6 p.m.

Dinner Begins at 7 p.m.

For 25 years, passionate volunteers throughout the Northern Neck community led the Festival of Trees event. Over a million dollars have been raised to support the YMCA's mission locally in the Northern Neck. Thank you for helping the Y provide life-enriching programs for all, regardless of their ability to pay. During the evening, you can raise your paddle to bid on some amazing auction items and further support the Y’s ability to offer financial assistance. Tickets are $75 and are limited. Complementary child care is available.


Interested in Sponsoring or Donating an Auction Item?

 Here are a few ways you can help others shine:

  • Become an event sponsor. 
  • Donate an experience and/or item to be used in our live or silent auction. 
  • Let your generosity reflect your kindness by supporting our Financial Assistance Fund.

For additional information, contact Liz Wilson at 804-435-0223 or


Auction Pickup

 Monday, December 5, 8 a.m.–7 p.m.

Winning bidders may receive their items at the Northern Neck Family YMCA, 39 William B. Graham Ct, Kilmarnock, Virginia 22485. 

The Northern Neck Family YMCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity serving over 3,400 persons in Lancaster County and the surrounding area. All sales are final. No refunds. Not responsible for lost gift cards. Auction items are held for pickup until December 23, 2022. All auction experiences must be redeemed or scheduled prior to November 1, 2023. The YMCA is a charitable organization tax ID # 54-052-4905