Christmas Tree Elegance
Christmas Tree Elegance, Valle Monte League’s premier fundraiser promoting mental health in our community since 1957, kicks off the holiday season the first weekend after Thanksgiving. The unique highlight of Christmas Tree Elegance is the opportunity to win one of the beautiful, professionally designed Christmas trees along with its surrounding themed gifts. In addition to beautifully decorated Christmas Trees, each events includes a gourmet meal and features a professionally produced fashion show, a silent auction and a fund-a-need appeal.
Not only will Christmas Tree Elegance get you into the holiday spirit, your ticket purchase and event participation helps affirm our mission to assist our valued mental health beneficiaries Family & Children Services, Centre For Living with Dying, Hearts & Minds Activity Center and Services for Brain Injury. Your participation in the event makes a difference in the lives of people, young and old, who look to our agencies to provide them the compassionate services they need and seek.
The Christmas Tree Elegance 2020 Update
For the first time in over 50 years, Valle Monte League will not be holding the 2020 Christmas Tree Elegance event. This was not an easy decision to make. The environment created by the Covid-19 Pandemic has made it impossible to hold a function the size and complexity of our two-day event. Valle Monte League is fully committed to the welfare and ongoing financial support of each of our four charities, Family and Children Services, Centre for Living with Dying, Hearts and Mind Activity Center, and Services for Brain Injury.
Check back with us, our hope is to create smaller fundraising events throughout the year (like the 10 Days for 10K – Virtual Walk for Mental Health) and that you will choose to participate along with us.
Christmas Tree Elegance Details
Friday and Saturday Champagne Brunch
There’s nothing better than sipping champagne, enjoying a gourmet brunch, watching a professionally produced fashion show by Red Haute Creative and getting into the holiday spirit. Purchase donation drawing tickets, and hold onto your inner child’s excitement in knowing that you might have a chance to win a professionally designed tree.
Event Date: The 2020 Friday and Saturday Brunch has been cancelled due to the Global Pandemic
Saturday Night Gala
Join our festive evening celebration with dinner and dancing. The Gala will conclude the Christmas Tree Elegance with a live auction, and ticket drawings for the designer trees and the Sparkle Jewel plus a fashion show by Red Haute Creative. The Gala will be a night to remember and a perfect start to the holiday season! Black tie optional.
Event Date: The 2020 Saturday Gala has been cancelled due to the Global Pandemic
The focus of our Christmas Tree Elegance is the beautifully decorated Christmas Trees designed by professionals. The beauty translates into excitement at the thought of winning a tree, with all of its decor along with all of its gifts. All trees are given away, via donation drawing; one at each event and the remaining trees at the Gala on Saturday night.
Each year Valle Monte League members search high and low to provide you with the best gifts and experiences for the Christmas Tree Elegance Silent Auction.
Help us in our fundraising efforts at our events by raising your hand and making a 100% tax deductible donation to our charities! Your donations will help the agencies we support in the greater Bay Area.
$125 – Can give an individual youth grief counseling for four sessions
$250 – Will provide 2 Critical Incident Responses to a school, agency or institution in the aftermath of a traumatic incident
$500 – Will provide a family of four a 9 week series of Healing Heart Group Support
$1000 – Will provide 2 eight hour education/training for teachers, parents and caregivers on how to support children and youth in grief and crisis in an affirming way.
$100 – Funds a support group session for survivors of domestic violence
$250 – Funds individual counseling and parent coaching services, so a youth struggling with anxiety can recover and grow
$500 – Helps to provide comprehensive mental health support, including psychiatric care, for a parent
recovering from a mental health crisis
$1,000 – Funds support groups for children who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing, providing opportunities to build resilience, interpersonal skills, and confidence
Stories coming soon
$125 – Provides an SBI client with a one-hour therapy session with a neuropsychologist, who is a specialist in mental health and brain injury rehabilitation
Valle Monte is pleased to have partnered with Winchester Mystery House and Guglielmo Winery for over 20 years. There sponsorship has helped supported Valle Monte League’s Christmas Tree Fundraiser to support mental health.