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"Carol of the Bells"

A virtual event benefiting the Catalina Chimes Tower Foundation

 Make your holiday shopping extra special by bringing your list to “Carol of the Bells” — and while you’re at it, benefit the care and restoration of the Chimes Tower! 

  Carol of the Bells” will feature unique silent auction items, including: 

  • Vintage Catalina pottery

  • Original artwork

  • One-of-a-kind experiences

Cuddle up with your hot cider to enjoy this one-hour virtual holiday shopping gala celebrating the holidays - including tales of the Chimes throughout the years, a virtual walkthrough of the intricacy of its mechanisms, an update on the restoration, and an up close and personal view of the keyboard in action!

Tickets - Click red button below


Early Bidding - starts Monday, December 7!

Auction items will be available to ticket holders for early bidding beginning Monday, December 7.

Sponsorships  

Businesses, if you are interested in sponsoring this event, either monetarily or by contributing a special auction item, please visit the contact us page of this website.

Support Us

For those of you who are unable to attend “Carol of the Bells,” please consider making a contribution here on our website, under fundraising.

Have friends or family members looking for unique holiday presents? Please feel free to send them our website, and direct them to this events page.

Your ticket purchase and donations will be tax deductible to the extent allowed by applicable law.  

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"Moonlight over BELLissimo!"

OCTOBER 12, 2019 - 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

'CASTILLO DEL MAR' - ONE CRESCENT AVENUE, AVALON*   


COME JOIN US FOR OUR THIRD ANNUAL '"BELLISSIMO!"  EVENT, FEATURING: 

• Live entertainment by John Davidson

• Dessert & Libations 

• Japanese Auction 

• "Mystery Box" and other fun surprises!


GENERAL ADMISSION $125 PER PERSON

Admission for one guest, without "Mystery Box"


VIP ADMISSION $250 PER PERSON - Limited Availability

VIP Admission for one guest, without "Mystery Box" - Includes preferred seating for the concert, as well as dessert and beverage service. 


GENERAL ADMISSION WITH "MYSTERY BOX" $225 PER PERSON

General admission for one guest, including purchase of one "Mystery Box." 100 Mystery Boxes are only available to event guests, and will be sold as follows: $100 if purchased prior to the event, and $150 during the event. One "Mystery Box" contains a valuable item, 99 contain a memento of the event. Purchase now for the opportunity to win!


VIP ADMISSION WITH "MYSTERY BOX" $350 PER PERSON

VIP admission for one guest, including purchase of one "Mystery Box." 100 Mystery Boxes are only available to event guests, and will be sold as follows: $100 if purchased prior to the event, and $150 during the event. One "Mystery Box" contains a valuable item, 99 contain a memento of the event. Purchase now for the opportunity to win!



THE CATALINA CHIMES TOWER FOUNDATION IS A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION DESCRIBED UNDER SECTION 501(C)(3) OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE. YOUR TICKET PURCHASE WILL BE TAX DEDUCTIBLE TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

AMERICAN ACTOR, SINGER AND GAME SHOW HOST JOHN DAVIDSON  IS BEST KNOWN AS THE TV HOST OF THE HOLLYWOOD SQUARES AND THAT’S INCREDIBLE!, AS WELL AS GUEST HOST OF THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON.  


*Venue information:
Due to limited parking and vehicle access please take a taxi or walk to the event.  

Taxi: Catalina Transportation Services can be reached at 310-510-0025. Please instruct the driver to drop you off at the alley at the top of Hill Street. Then walk down the alley towards Avalon Harbor until you reach the stairwell. Take 50+ stairs down and enter through the gate on the left.

Walk: From downtown Avalon/Island Spa walk up the Crescent Avenue 100+ stairs towards the Chimes Tower, turn left, and enter through the gate on the right.
Please contact Blanny Hagenah (CatalinaBH@aol.com) if you have a mobility concern as there is limited funicular access to the house.

Note: Even if using the funicular there are 8-10 stairs you will need to navigate throughout the property

"Chimes Tower Quilt Raffle"

Dec 11, 2018, 3:00 PM - Catalina Chimes Tower Foundation - 150 Metropole Avenue Avalon, CA 90704


A beautiful, handmade quilt, created by Paris Rebl, and featuring the Catalina Chimes Tower, is being raffled off by the Catalina Chimes Tower Foundation as part of our fundraising efforts to restore the Catalina Chimes Tower.


Tickets are $5 per, or five for $20.


Drawing will take place on December 11, 2018, at 3:00 PM PST


The winner will be contacted via e-mail, and announced on our Website, www.CatalinaChimes.org/events

"BELLissimo!"

July 28, 2018 - 5:00-8:00 pm - 'Castillo del Mar' - One Crescent Avenue, Avalon* 


Come join us for our second annual '"BELLissimo!" Last year's event was a great success, and we were able to accomplish so much - including beautiful iron work at the tower - that we decided to celebrate in similar fashion this year.


Featuring:

• Libations & hors d’oeuvres 

• Silent Auction – bidding opens at 5:00 pm, and closes at 6:45 pm 

• A special chimes concert  

• Raffle, and other fun surprises!  


The Catalina Chimes Tower Foundation is a charitable organization described under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your ticket purchase will be tax deductible to the extent allowed by applicable law.

"BELLissimo!"

 July 15, 2017 - 5:00-7:30 pm - 'Castillo del Mar' - One Crescent Avenue, Avalon


To all who cherish the sounds of the chimes, the Catalina Chimes Tower Board of Directors cordially invites you to join us for our special fundraiser in support of our efforts to restore and care for this beloved landmark.


Featuring:

• Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres

• Silent Auction – bidding opens at 5:00 pm, and closes at 6:30 pm

• A special chimes concert from the terrace at the base of the tower!


Blanny Avalon Hagenah (Vice Chair) has graciously offered to open her home for this special event.


$175 per person


The Catalina Chimes Tower Foundation is a charitable organization described under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your ticket purchase will be tax deductible to the extent allowed by applicable law.


Catalina Island Museum Display - Through Summer 2017   

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