BUY IT BEFORE THE AUCTION!
The 2011 First Candle Charity Gala is just around the corner and our live and silent auctions are filled with a variety of items from Spa Vacations to once-in-a-lifetime sporting event options. For the first time ever First Candle is providing you with the option to purchase these items before the event. A full list of auction items can be viewed by clicking here. Items available for advance purchase includes:
You and guest can enjoy 5 nights year-round at your choice of participating Marriott Resorts in Costa Rica. A stunning 4.5 star oceanfront resort quickly being recognized as one of the most magnificent in Latin America, the resort is located on the country’s northwestern coast and offers the comforts and luxuries associated with JW Marriott in an environment that is richly and authentically Costa Rican. The resort is located on a pristine secluded beach, unspoiled and peacefully surrounded by the splendors of Costa Rican nature. With a choice of three beaches, championship golf, an equestrian center, world-class spa and more, your experience will be unforgettable. The 18-hole championship course is a masterpiece of golf architect Mike Young. Be sure to pause at the 15th hole overlooking the serene and blue Pacific. This resort is located approximately 116 miles northwest of San Jose International Airport. Please click here to purchase.
Two entrances badges to the 2012 Masters Final Rounds on Saturday and Sunday (April 7-8, 2012). The Masters, with its rare combination of mystery, prestige and exclusivity, attracts the world’s attention to Augusta, Georgia each April and is considered the best-run golf tournament in the world by fans and golfers alike. If you have never been to The Masters, you can’t fully appreciate the magnificence of the Augusta National Golf Course or the event. Watching The Masters on television is enjoyable…attending The Masters is unforgettable! Here is an opportunity for you to be at this unique sports setting and experience the atmosphere in person.
This package includes a three-night stay (Friday-Sunday, April 6-8, 2012) in a private two-bedroom/two-bathroom home or condo in Augusta, subject to availability. Please click here to purchase.
This a driving experience like no other racing experience or racing school — an experience you will never forget!
Enjoy a package for (2) that provides classroom training AND the ability to drive real NASCAR Sprint Cup cars on a professional super speedway track during two 8-minute racing sessions per driver.
There is no lead car to follow and no instructor riding with you. Personal racing instructors communicate with you using 2-way radio racing electronics, as well as be your spotter, coaching you during the racing sessions and helping you achieve fast speeds safely. Passing is allowed — pass the slower cars as you catch them, putting the pedal to the metal and seeing if you have what it takes to be a NASCAR driver!
The 3-hour experience begins when you arrive at the race track’s infield at the NASCAR Sprint Cup garage. After check-in, get suited up and attend the Driver’s Meeting with the Crew Chief that covers all training, instruction and a video presentation. Package includes a graduate certificate, souvenir license, liability and insurance.
Participants must at least 18 years of age or older, be in good physical condition, and have a valid driver’s license.
Because of safety reasons, cars are restricted to those under 6’8″ tall and weighing less than 300 lbs. Please click here to purchase.
3-night stay at the Hyatt Regency Chicago or Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Chicago including $400 in gift cards towards your choice of participating Chicago restaurants.
The secret is out: as Saveur Magazine reports, “the Windy City is America’s new culinary star.” And with good reason. Chicago’s ever-evolving culinary scene reaches tantalizing new heights every day! While the world takes notice, innovative chefs – many emphasizing foods from America’s Heartland – are fusing flavor and excitement in delectable ways. Chicago is such a food lovers’ paradise that diners face just one dilemma: How to choose from so many delicious options? Match your mood to one of the city’s elegant dining spots, charming cafes, intimate bistros, convivial eateries, pizza palaces, or another of the endless alternatives.this incredible nature getaway. Please click here to purchase.
Enjoy a three-night stay and daily continental breakfast for (2). Lavish guestrooms include features such as plush beds, marble baths, and plasma TVs. Located at the southern tip of Napa Valley in the Carneros region near where Napa and Sonoma meet, the Meritage Resort and Spa is situated on an eleven-acre private vineyard and offers an experience like no other for wine enthusiasts. The resort opened an immense cave of 20,000 square feet in Spring 2007, carved in the hillside under Napa’s famous Grape Crusher statue. The Estate Wine Cave features wine country’s only underground full service Spa Terra, the Trinitas Tasting Room, and the Entertainment Cave available for private dinners and weddings; all built underground with artisan stone, tile, and woodwork. The Meritage Bar features regional wine selections and signature cocktails in a setting of rich, polished wood and romantic lighting.
Daily resort fee is included in this package. Resort fee includes a bottle of wine, bottled water and soft drinks, local calls, business center and fitness center, wireless internet, self parking, shuttle to golf courses and evening shuttle to downtown Napa. Please click here to purchase.
Enjoy a four-night stay in a standard room at this prime ski-in/ski-out, 1,700-acre mountain resort in the heart of Beaver Creek Village, 8 miles west of Vail nestled in the base of the 11,000-foot of peaks of the Gore Range Mountains. Previously named #1 in North America by Conde Nast for the most scenic view from a hot tub and the best direct ski-in/ski-out access. North America’s #12 rated ski resort according to Conde Nast’s Top 50 ski resorts, the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa is a prestigious member of Conde Nast’s Gold List and one of the Top 500 Hotels in the World according to Travel+Leisure Magazine.
The inspiring Rocky Mountain setting features a Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed course set among the high peaks and evergreen forests. Spa Hyatt draws on the ambiance and natural elements of striking destinations to design your personal spa experience. Offering services that are imaginative. Individual. Infinitely sensory. Inviting you to become one with the spirit of the location. Some of the most intriguing and requested Spa Hyatt treatments and therapies include: “Conchi Splash” Massage, Wild Mountain Berry Scrub, Kapu Kai Alae, Moroccan Salt Glow and Massage, Kaanapali Coffee Treatment. Please click here to purchase.
Enjoy $1,000 in gift certificates redeemable for spa treatments, spa products, and more. You can redeem your spa experience gift certificate at more than 4,200 spas across the United States and Canada.
Visiting a spa is an easy way to take a break and treat yourself and a friend. From a rooftop spa with ocean views in Miami to healthful spa cuisine at Canyon Ranch in Las Vegas, you pick how you want to enjoy your spa getaway.
Choose from day spas, resort spas or medical spas, with treatments including massages, body scrubs, body wraps, water treatments, energy work, facials, manicures, pedicures, injectables, chemical peels and laser treatments (cellulite reduction, skin tightening, laser hair removal, photo-facials). Availability of treatments vary by participating location.
Gift certificates must be redeemed at a single spa. The spa will issue a credit toward a future appointment if you don’t use the full value on your initial visit. The gift certificates can be redeemed at participating spas listed on www.spafinder.com. Please click here to purchase.
Enjoy a trip for (2) to your choice of an exciting Friday, Saturday or Sunday MLB, NBA, NFL or NHL regular season game, non-major PGA golf tournament or a non-BCS College Bowl game* – that’s up to 5,000 games a year to choose from among 50 markets nationwide. Relax and attend your favorite U.S. professional sporting event. Take a trip to see your home team play on the road or just get away for a fan-tastic sports adventure! You have the ability to pick the sports event you want to see and when you want to see it.
*NOTE: BCS College Bowl games excluded are: Fiesta Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl and the BCS Championship game. Please click here to purchase.
Soaring Adventures of America
Enjoy a hot air balloon ride for (2) at more than 150 locations in the United States. First, the passengers will meet the pilot and ground crew who will take them to the launch site where the beautiful balloon is being inflated. Then the ground crew will unpack the equipment and invite the passengers to participate in the inflation process. After launching, the balloon will gently ascend and float between 500 and 1,000 feet. They will travel above the treetops and below the clouds for about an hour, covering 5 or 10 miles–wherever the wind takes them! On landing the pilot and passengers will celebrate with a champagne toast, an old European tradition (soft drinks also available). The whole experience takes about three hours…three fantastic hours.
The ride can be taken at any one of Soaring Adventures of America’s 150 certified ballooning locations coast-to-coast.
Note: Hot air ballooning is subject to weather conditions. If your scheduled flight is cancelled, every effort will be made to reschedule you while on your trip, but there are no promises made or implied that space will be available to allow for rescheduled flights during your vacation. You can, of course, use the certificate at any of the 150 locations at another time if your flight is cancelled and unable to be rescheduled. Please click here to purchase.
2012 Masters (Augusta, GA) practice rounds (Mon/Tues) with 3 night hotel stay for two
Amy Michelle Go Totes Baby Bag
Amy Michelle Go Totes Work Go Tote
Andaz Wall Street NYC 2-night stay superior room
Autographed framed picture of golfer Jim Furyk
The Cavallini Company, Inc. custom made piece of stained glass – 14″ x 16″ “Dove with Sunburst Theme”
CBS/Hollywood Package: Two tickets to a live taping of the David Letterman Show & Autographed photos
Chicco Fuego Collection (2 strollers, car seat, high chair and play pen)
Costa Rica Marriott Resorts 5-night stay for two
Diane Von Furstenberg Addison Tote (in red)
Discover Chicago Dining (3 night stay & airfare for two) plus dining gift cards
Fire & Ice sterling silver faceted Kyanite bead necklace with $25 gift card
Giggle Happy Health Baby gift basket
Green Frog Art “Do you what I see?” signed and numbered limited edition print by Pierre H. Mahsse
The Greenwich Hotel NYC two night stay in a superior room
Hot air balloon adventure with 2-night stay for two
JPMA gift basket of Skip Hop goodies including wave dot duo bag, pronto changing station, pacifier pocket and funky farmyard funny face mirror
Lilly Pulitzer private shopping experience (Madison Avenue NYC)
Lodge & Club at Ponte Vedra Beach Bed & Breakfast package – 3-days/2-nights includes a welcome basket (fruit, wine and cheese) and breakfast daily
Make Love Not Trash crossbody saddle bag – Camo Collection
Manhattan Toy Baby Package
Manhattan Toy Groovy Girls Dolls & Accessories
Manhattan Toy Toddler Package
Mari Davis 3-strand hand-woven, dyed wood bead necklace
Munchkin large gender neutral basket of baby products
Napa Valley Wine country experience (5 night stay for two)
NASCAR racing experience with 2-night stay for two
New York Jets autographed David Harris football
One week at Maui Sunset
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa (3-night stay with airfare for two)
Petunia Pickle Bottom Evening in Essex Boxy Backpack
Photowow Photo Art
Regal Lager Cybex 2. Go Baby Carrier (2)
Roberto Coin Diamond Necklace
Rota Portraits (Family): Services and a gift certificate for the value of the bid to go towards the purchase of pictures
Rota Portraits (Child/ren): Services and a gift certificate for the value of the bid to go towards the purchase of pictures
Sports Fan Getaway game with 2-night weekend stay and airfare for two
Stress Busters Getaway ($1000, 3-night Hyatt stay and airfare for two)
Turquoise Lapis Lazuli resin beads/Swarovski crystals, necklace and earrings
Two YogaFit level one training workshop (locations nationwide)
Last Updated: Oct 12, 2011