The 2014 Chi Omega Christmas Market marks 37 years of giving by bringing a unique holiday shopping experience to Dallas’ Fair Park! Continuing the spirited tradition, the Chi Omega Christmas Market has selected Make-A-Wish® North Texas as one of the 2014 beneficiaries.
The Chi Omega Christmas Market offers a unique one-of-a-kind shopping experience with over 175 merchants showcasing gifts for every age including holiday décor, women’s clothing and accessories, home accents, children’s clothing and toys, food gifts, and much more! In its 36 year history, Chi Omega Christmas Market has distributed more than 6 million dollars to the Dallas community through grants to local charities and collegiate scholarships.
The Chi Omega Christmas Market will run November 19-22, 2014, kicking off with a Preview Party Wednesday, November 19th from 7 to 10 p.m. where guests will have an exclusive preview of this year’s Market. Shoppers also will enjoy cocktails, appetizers, and a raffle with fantastic prizes. Preview Party tickets are $75 and offer readmission during the Market.
First Call shopping is set for Thursday, November 20th from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. First Call tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance or at the door for $25.
General admission will run Thursday, November 20th from 1 to 9 p.m., Friday, November 21st from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, November 22nd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door or can be purchased in advance for $12 at Dallas-Fort Worth-area Tom Thumb stores and online at www.chiomegaxmas.org.
History of the Chi Omega Christmas Market
The first Chi Omega Christmas Market was held in November 1978. Dallas Chi Omega Alumnae spent 2 years planning to get the first show off the ground. It was held in the Ballroom of the Dallas Convention Center where there were 49 booths and 14 double booths. One of the original Market Chairmen said, “Getting merchants for the first year was so hard! It took a real team of girls to sell them on the idea.” The Market now has an extensive application process and a long merchant waiting list, so we are able to bring you over 175 of the best merchants around! One of our long time merchants recently wrote, “From a seasoned retailer’s point of view, Chi Omega Christmas Market is THE premier holiday market in North Texas.”
That first year was a tremendous success raising $35,000 for the Dallas community. The event has grown so much over its history that we now consistently raise over $250,000 year after year for worthy Dallas organizations. Please check out the Beneficiary Tab for insight into how the Dallas community has benefited from the Chi Omega Christmas Market.