Auction Ends: Nov 25, 2019 08:00 PM EST
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The Fairmont Château Laurier Trees of Hope for CHEO online auction will be open soon!

Starting on Friday, November 1, 2019, the Fairmont Château Laurier Trees of Hope for CHEO will be auctioning off several fun and unique items that have been donated this year to raise money for the CHEO Foundation.

Only a handful of the items that we receive will be listed on the online auction in advance of the event. All other items will be available for in-person bidding at the Fairmont Château Laurier on Monday, November 25, 2019.

How Can I Donate To The Silent Auction?

We are always happy to receive donations to our spectacular Silent Auction.

No matter whether your item is used for the online or in-person auction, we receive a great deal of publicity, and will include the Bid Book (which you will be listed in) on our website.

Should you wish elevate your profile by participating in this special event, please send your donations to:

Deneen Perrin at the Fairmont Château Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 8S7.

Fairmont Château Laurier Trees of Hope for CHEO is a magical event that helps kick off the holiday season, while raising much needed funds for our very own Children’s Hospital.

The event is divided into three parts:

  1. A decorating party in the Ballroom of the hotel where 34 companies take part in creating unique and beautiful Christmas Trees.
  2. This is followed by a Tree Lighting Ceremony and Silent Auction that same night, attracting over 400 people who are invited to come and view the trees, bid on outstanding auction items and enjoy some Christmas cheer.
  3. Following the event these 34 trees are moved into the public spaces of the Fairmont Château Laurier, where the public is invited to vote on their favourite tree and make a donation to CHEO.

The cost of decorating a tree is $1,600. Each company may have up to 6 team members participate in the decorating party, which includes a wonderful festive dinner.

Teams are responsible for purchasing and/or making their own decorations. Two themes are selected to help guide you in your decorating process.

New this year, all trees will be undecorated for you.  You will simply need to pick up your boxes on January 7th or pay an additional $75 to have them delivered to your office. 

Should you wish to be put on the waiting list for 2020 please email

Between Monday, November 25, 2019 and Friday, January 3, 2020, take a walk through the forest of 34 trees, which will be on display at the Fairmont Château Laurier. Vote on your favourite tree and make a donation to CHEO.

We invite you to make this part of your holiday tradition!