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Festival of Trees – Virtual

Thank you for attending Lake Area Tech’s 22nd Annual Holiday Festival of Trees Virtually!

Just a few notes about tonight’s virtual event:

  • You will have access to all levels of the Lake Area Tech Campus with the cameras listed below.
  • To bid on the SILENT Auction Items, we utilize the platform called Handbid.  There are instruction below on how to use this on a laptop or through their App. 
  • To bid on LIVE Auction items, we will have you call in to our phone bank so ensure you don’t miss an item you are interested in. 
  • To view the LIVE auction, you will need to be logged into Handbid either through your computer or the APP.  You will be able to view items along with see all the action during the LIVE Auction.
  • Live stream access will end after the LIVE Auction (Approximately 9:45pm).

If you experience any difficulties, please contact Tracy 605-868-2388 or Morgan 605-690-6188.

Silent Auction Items


Live Auction Items

Bid on Live Auction 

If you’d like to bid on Live Auction items please call 605-882-5284 ext. 900.

If you see an item you would like to bid on, you can also call ahead and give our bidding assitants your number and they will call you when your item goes up for auction!

Livestream Access:

2nd Floor Silent Auction


2nd Floor Social


4th Floor – Camera 1


4th Floor – Camera 2


4th Floor – Camera 3


4th Floor – Camera 4


Handbid Instructions:

1 – On the Handbid Website

  • Go to the Handbid Events website:  https://events.handbid.com
  • Click the LOGIN in the menu on the top right.
  • Select the CREATE ACCOUNT in the bottom right of the login screen.  You will be prompted to enter the following information: first and last name, email address, passphrase, and your cell number.  A passphrase is used in place of a password.  There are no special characters required and they are typically more secure.  Use something like “I luv rock and roll”. We find these easier for users to remember.
  • You will be asked to agree to terms and conditions.
  • Once complete you will have a Handbid account.  From here, go to the main search bar on the events site and search for the event you intend to bid in. 
  • Find that event (search Lake Area Tech) in the dropdown list and click on it to view that event’s home page.  Once on the event homepage, it will either prompt you to register, or you can click on the BUY TICKETS or REGISTER (click REGISTER) menu options to get registered. 
  • Once registered, you want to bid from your smartphone, you will receive a text message with your Handbid PIN code and a link to login to the app. (NOTE:  You must download the Handbid app before this link will work)

2 – On the Mobile App

  • Download the Handbid app from the App Store or Google Play Store
  • Enter your First Name, Last Name, Email, and Cell Phone Number.  Click NEXT.  (Note: The cell phone numbered entered above must be allowed to receive text messages)
  • You will receive a text message to the cell phone number entered on the first screen.  This text will contain a 5 digit pin code. 
  • Enter the five digit pin code and Handbid will log you into the app.  
  • Select your auction from the list and TAP REGISTER (vs. Browse) to register for an auction and get a Paddle ID assigned.