Holiday Silent Auctions

George Eastman Musuem

Our holiday tradition returns, with a twist. This year, you’ll bid on your favorite gingerbread creations, wreaths, and tabletop trees all online! 

Silent auction dates:

  • Handcrafted Wreaths: Wednesday, November 4–Sunday, November 29
  • Sweet Creations Gingerbread Houses: Friday, November 6–Sunday, December 13
  • Tabletop Trees: Wednesday, November 18–Wednesday, December 16

Each auction ends at 11:59 p.m. EST of closing date listed above.

Important Information About Pick-Up and Payment

  • Winning bidders will be alerted by e-mail when the auction closes.
  • You must be able to pick up your gingerbread creation, wreath, or tree from the museum. We cannot ship or deliver items.
  • Pick-up windows for each auction are as follows:
    • Wreaths must be picked up before Thursday, December 3 at 5 p.m. 
    • Sweet Creations Gingerbread must be picked up before Wednesday, December 16 at 5 p.m. 
    • Trees must be picked up before Friday, December 18 at 5 p.m. 

  • Payment is due at pick-up if paying cash or check, or before pick-up if paying by credit card via PayPal.
  • More details about payment and pick-up will be sent to winning bidders at the end of the auction.



How to Bid in the Online Auction

  1. View all items or search using the ID found on the label on-site at the museum.
    Each ID is a letter (W, G, or T) followed by a two-digit number (e.g., W01, G14, etc.). 
  2. When you've found an item you wish to bid on, enter your amount and press Bid!
  3. You will be asked to create a bidder account. This will allow you to monitor the items you’ve bid on. 
  4. At the end of the auction, top bidders will be notified and contacted to set up pick-up time and payment. You can pay securely by credit card online using PayPal or by cash or check in person at the time of pick-up.


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