Holiday Philanthropy

Dallas holiday shopping tradition rings up millions for local charities

Dallas holiday shopping tradition yields millions for local charities

Bailey Adams, Merritt Owens
Bailey Adams, Merritt Owens Photo by Rhi Lee
Allison Cox, Amanda Escobedo, Amy McAleavey, Alex Bjornnes
Allison Cox, Amanda Escobedo, Amy McAleavey, Alex Bjornnes Photo by Rhi Lee
Delayne Spicer, Jennifer Leedy, Kate Godwin
Delayne Spicer, Jennifer Leedy, Kate Godwin Photo by Rhi Lee
Deb Lynch, Lisa Killian
Deb Lynch, Lisa Killian Photo by Rhi Lee
Lisa Spraggins, Andrea Bonney, Stacy Kirstynik
Lisa Spraggins, Andrea Bonney, Stacy Kirstynik Photo by Rhi Lee
Vicki Beebe, Carter Harty, Charisse Medellin
Vicki Beebe, Carter Harty, Charisse Medellin Photo by Rhi Lee
Tamara Williams, Angela Moss, Lea Baber
Tamara Williams, Angela Moss, Lea Baber Photo by Rhi Lee
Amy McAleavey, Shelly Slater, Amanda Escobedo
Amy McAleavey, Shelly Slater, Amanda Escobedo Photo by Rhi Lee
Angela Vanderslice, Cabell Hickman, Michelle Benz
Angela Vanderslice, Cabell Hickman, Michelle Benz Photo by Rhi Lee
Diana Hamilton, Nancy Gopez, Michelle Meadows
Diana Hamilton, Nancy Gopez, Michelle Meadows Photo by Rhi Lee
Bailey Adams, Merritt Owens
Allison Cox, Amanda Escobedo, Amy McAleavey, Alex Bjornnes
Delayne Spicer, Jennifer Leedy, Kate Godwin
Deb Lynch, Lisa Killian
Lisa Spraggins, Andrea Bonney, Stacy Kirstynik
Vicki Beebe, Carter Harty, Charisse Medellin
Tamara Williams, Angela Moss, Lea Baber
Amy McAleavey, Shelly Slater, Amanda Escobedo
Angela Vanderslice, Cabell Hickman, Michelle Benz
Diana Hamilton, Nancy Gopez, Michelle Meadows

What: 38th annual Chi Omega Christmas Market

Where: Centennial Hall at Fair Park

The 411: At the preview party, VIP shoppers got first dibs on all the goodies up for grabs at this year's market, themed Chi Omega Candy Christmas. Dressed in festive casual attire, attendees also enjoyed food and drinks by Amazing Caterers and entertainment by Hunter Sullivan. The next evening, more special shoppers got early access to all the jewelry, home decor, and fashion offerings at the First Call shopping event.

More than 10,500 shoppers from all over the country attended this year's Chi Omega Christmas Market, which is expected to raise more than $7 million for 11 local Dallas charities. Beneficiaries include Association for Independent Living, Attitudes & Attire, AVANCE-Dance Inc., Camp Summit, Dallas Service Low Vision Clinic, DME Exchange of Dallas, Hope Cottage, Jonathan's Place, Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas, ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship, Chi Omega Educational Corporation, and collegiate scholarships.

Who: Allison Cox, Amanda Escobedo, Amy McAleavey, Alex Bjornnes, Delayne Spicer, Jennifer Leedy, Kate Godwin, Vicki Beebe, Carter Harty, Charisse Medellin, Angela Vanderslice, Cabell Hickman, Michelle Benz, Diana Hamilton, Nancy Gopez​, and Michelle Meadows.