Event Info

Chrome & Carols Festival of Trees

Event Emcees

Your emcees for the 13th annual Chrome & Carols is KCEN TV News Evening Anchors Kris Radcliffe and Lindsay Leipman!


Christmas Tree Raffle

This year, 17 Christmas trees will be designed by Precious Memories Florist & Gift Shop, and on display!
The trees will be raffled off and come fully, professionally decorated and loaded with over $1,200 worth of gifts beneath each tree.
Raffle tree winners will need to pick up their tree the night of the event, or make arrangements with UWCT staff to pick up your winnings.
*Note! Tree numbers on the bid site DO NOT match up with tree numbers listed in the event program!

Tree Etiquette

If a lucky guest wins more than one tree, they may choose to donate one back to United Way. The donated tree will then be put up for live auction.
Thank you for helping to ensure that as many people as possible have a good time!

Silent Auction

There will be a silent auction for other specialty items. Winners will pick up their event prizes the night of, or schedule a pick-up time with UWCT staff.
The silent auction is open now and will close at 8:15PM on Tuesday, December 5th. Login above using your provided phone number or email address.

Live Auction

The live auction event makes a return this year! Due to the nature of a live auction, this event will be exclusive to in-person attendees.
Auctioneer services provided by Trey Galloway! Thank you!


2023 Live Auction Items:

  • Horny Toad Harley -Davidson Tree- Bid to win this Classic Tree and assorted Texas inspired gifts. Great for the home or office!  Donated In Part By: Horny Toad Harley-Davidson Management

  • It’s All About Me!- Enjoy a luxurious spa basket along with a relaxing massage & facial at Woodhouse Day Spa, while All Cleaning Service cleans your home. Savor a customized charcuterie board from Kerley’s Meat Market as you are whisked away on a private plane ride for two overlooking Belton and Stillhouse Lake piloted by Flying Vikings.

  • Broken Bow- A four-night stay -- Sunday through Thursday -- at Broken Bow Cabin in Southeast Oklahoma. This house is nestled on a 1.5 acre secluded creek lot. With 3 bedrooms +  a bunk room, accommodating 16 is the least of your worries. Each of the three bedrooms has a spacious King bed and full bathroom attached.

  • Grand Avenue Private Movie Party- Enjoy a private, 70-seat theater rental with catering options for up to 50 guests!  Donated By: Grand Avenue Theater

  • Kentucky Bourbon Trail- 3 Night Stay at the Hyatt Regency Louisville for (2); Private Luxury Chauffeured Sedan for (2); Tour of the following distilleries; Jim Beam, Maker's Mark, Heaven Hill and, if time allows Willett's; Lunch for 2.

  • Argentina Dove Hunt- 4 Hunters/4 Nights and accommodations (based on double occupancy); all meals in the field and at the Lodge with soft drinks, beer & red wine. Vehicles and ground transportation for every hunt at one of the lodges in Santa Fe, Cordoba, Tucuman or San Luis! 

  • Beachfront Resort-Los Cabos or Puerto Vallarta-   Night Stay in a Four Star Beachfront Resort with a 1 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Suite with Pull Out Sofa for up to (4) with stunning views and warm, sunny beaches and breathtaking views.

  • Horseshoe Bay Golf Resort Weekend- Two rounds of Golf plus an overnight stay at the relaxing Horseshoe Bay Resort.

  • Rocky Mountain Guided Fly Fishing Trip- Fly Fishing Guided Adventure in Boulder Colorado with a 2 Night Hotel Stay for (2)

  • Lottery Tree- Bid to win a tree full of LOTTO tickets and major opportunities for CASH. Are you feeling lucky? 

Event Catering

Catering is provided by Let's Do The Cooking. Thank you!

Thank You

Tree Sponsors:

Auctioneer - Central Texas Auction Services

Bell County Commissioners

Central National Bank

CRW Construction/Grand Avenue Theater

Don Ringler Toyota

Gage Construction

H-E-B Plus!

Horny Toad Harley-Davidson

Johnson Brothers Ford

McLane Company

McLane Group

Materials Transportation Company

Our Hospice House

Precious Memories Florist & Gifts

Salado Business Park

Steve Jackson Construction


Social Media Sponsors:

Stephanie Newell

Table Sponsors:

Atmos Energy

Baylor Scott & White Health

Bill & Michelle DiGaetano

Bluebonnet Electric

Canyon Creek Behavioral Health


ExtraCo Banks

First United Bank

GreenJay Sports Medicine


Jim Nichols, Bell County Attorney

Liberty Tax

O’Brien’s Irish Pub/Renew Med Spa

Popelka Paint Contracting, Inc.

Precious Memories Florist & Gifts

Ralph Wilson Youth Club

Temple College

Temple ISD

T3He Gym

Trey Gallaway

West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry

Merchandise Sponsors:

All Service Cleaning 

Amber Christine Photography

A Cut Above Lawn Care 

ALTER Salon Stylist, BC 

Bulldog Auto Detailing 

Cabela’s in Buda 

Caking Around Bake Shop

Cambria Hotel Waco 

City of Temple 

Comet Cleaners 

Crafty Handy Man & Slightly Handsome 

Creekside Cigar Lounge 

Flying Vikings 

Funky Folds 

Grand Avenue Theatre 

H-E-B Plus! 

Hidden Kitchen 

Hilton Garden Inn Temple 

Horny Toad Harley-Davidson

Horseshoe Bay Resort 

Kerley’s Meat Market

Lisa Can Clean 

MEP Electric 

Off The Rails Wine Room 

Paul & Taryn Cox 

Precious Memories Florist & Gift Shop 

Round Rock Express 

Sam’s Club - Temple 

San Antonio Zoo 

TABS Renovation & Design 

T3HE Gym 

TNC Small Appliance 

Wells Spine & Sport 

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 

Weber’s Guns 

Woodhouse Day Spa Belton 

Your Voice Design-Branding

Chrome & Carols Committee:

 Chair: Seleese Thompson 

Taryn Cox                Trevor Coots

Debra Longley         Dawn Orange

Monica Silcott        Abbie Atkinson

             Elisa Claycom         Norman Northen         

           UMHB Marketing Team 

Sound & Lighting Provided by:

Frontier Sounds - Winston German and DJ Mocheese

Photography Provided by:

New Image Media


Ralph Wilson Youth Club

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