For the second consecutive year, RCA Nashville recording artist Chris Young is sponsoring a special holiday tree in the Gaylord Opryland® Resorts fifth annual Hall of Trees to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other deadly childhood diseases.
Hall of Trees ~ a Dazzling Holiday Fundraiser ~ located in the Holly Jolly Town Square
Hall of Trees is one of many events located in the all-new Holly Jolly Town Square at Gaylord Opryland Resort. Step back in time to a nostalgic 1950s’ town square, complete with all the shops from Main Street, carnival rides, story time with Mrs. Claus at the library, live entertainment and more! Ignite your holiday spirit with wreath-making and food demonstrations or spread some holiday cheer by bidding on spectacularly decorated trees and fabulous prizes as part of Hall of Trees, a benefit for local charities.
Holly Jolly Town Square is open from November 18, 2011 – January 1, 2012 in the Ryman Exhibit Hall of Gaylord Opryland Resort. Hours of operation are: Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday & Saturday: noon – 7 p.m. Tickets are $13.95 for adults and $9.95 for children ages 4-11. Children under 4 years old are free.
“During my visit to St. Jude I met some incredible little kids who were fighting for their lives,” said Young. “I hope my fans will enjoy the NEON tree and help me raise funds for St. Jude to support its lifesaving mission.”
Each tree in the Hall of Trees includes major gifts donated by sponsors and is tied to a charity. Tree decorations, along with all the gifts, will be auctioned off to benefit the sponsor’s designated charity. Until January 3, 2012 you can bid directly at the Hall of Trees website or in person at the Hall of trees in Nashville’s Gaylord Oprtyland Hotel.
GRAMMY®-nominated recording artist Chris Young has donated a decorated Christmas tree to the exhibit.
Young’s entry is inspired by his No. 1 song “Gettin’You Home” (The black dress song), and includes handmade black dress ornaments made by Young’s mother and grandmother! Many other items are included with the tree decorations including a queen size quilt that list all of the song titles from Chris’s albums and made by Young’s grandmother, an autographed black hat, an autographed guitar, two tickets to a future Grand Ole Opry appearance and two fan club memberships for a year.
Chris’ NEON tree also comes with the following gifts:
- Chris Young autographed guitar
- $100 worth of iTunes gift cards
- Chris Young snow globe
- Autographed 4 pack of Chris Young CDs
- Country Strong hatch print poster autographed by Gwyneth Paltrow
- Autographed 8×10 of Miranda Lambert
- 10 inch digital picture frame
- Hand smocked baby dress & little black dress tree ornament hand made by Chris’ 83 year old grandmother
- Autographed handwritten lyrics of Chris’ current single “You”
- Neon tree ornaments
- Custom made Neon logo Chris Young sign
- Miscellaneous Sony music artist autographed CDs and 8x10s
Bids for Chris’ NEON tree may be placed here or in person at the Hall of Trees in Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Hotel through January 3.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital . . .
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The hospital’s research has helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancer from less than 20 percent when the institution opened to almost 80 percent today. It is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children, and no family ever pays St. Jude for care.