Opryland’s Parade of Trees Up For Bid During Online Auction
By Kirt Webster
Dolly Parton, Charlie Daniels, and Brenda Lee join Reba McEntire, Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, LeAnn Rimes, The Doobie Brothers, Zac Brown Band and others to raise money for their favorite charities this holiday season in a new attraction at Gaylord Opryland Resort.
Parade of Trees, a stunning collection of 15 spectacularly decorated Christmas trees, is now on display throughout the resort’s nine acres of indoor gardens as part of Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas.
Each tree is up for grabs to the highest online bidder with the funds raised benefiting the not for profit organization designated for the tree. The winning bidder will receive the tree’s decorations and all the prizes for that particular tree.
Getting a little sneak peek under the tree, find out what is under Dolly’s, Charlie’s, and Brenda’s tree. More information on each artist’s gifts and goodies is located on the Opryland Parade of Trees website: OprylandParadeOfTrees.com.
Dolly Parton’s tree, which benefits The Imagination Library, will include four tickets to Dollywood including a meet and greet with Dolly herself, signed 8 x 10 photo, one personal book from Dolly, one cookbook and 38 Imagination Library books (four of them will be autographed).
Charlie Daniels tree will benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Galilean Home Ministries. Under his tree, bidders can find show tickets for two concerts in 2015, including meet and greet with Charlie, an autographed Cowboy hat, an autographed guitar with case, an autographed gold fiddle with case, along with a basket full of Charlie Daniels goodies (T-shirt, hat, books, CDs, autographed sheet music for “Devil Went Down to Georgia” and fiddle bows).
Brenda Lee’s tree will benefit NARAS/MusiCares and will include a private lunch for four with Brenda at the Country Music Hall of Fame, including a guided Hall of Fame tour, an autographed “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” gold record, an autographed collectible “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” ornament, Country Music Hall of Fame gift bag and Malt Shop Memories souvenir backpack, autographed Malt Shop Memories scrapbook signed by many artists of the 50s and 60s, ornaments from The Beach Boys, Martha & The Vandellas, The Temptations, Dion and others!
Bids are being accepted online at OprylandParadeOfTrees.com through Dec. 31.