Holiday Shopping for a Cause

Philanthropic Dallas shoppers get first dibs at Chi Omega Christmas Market preview

Philanthropic shoppers get first dibs at Chi O Christmas Market previe

Carley Seale and Sophie Lawson, chi o christmas market
Carley Seale, Sophie Lawson Photo by Laura Bierner
Ashley Chapel, Shelly Slater, Beth Arnold, chi o christmas market
Ashley Chapel, Shelly Slater, Beth Arnold Photo by Laura Bierner
Whitney Cox and Angela Williams, chi o christmas market
Whitney Cox, Angela Williams Photo by Laura Bierner
Jill Chenault and Lisa Koskovich, chi o christmas market
Jill Chenault, Lisa Koskovich Photo by Laura Bierner
Dee Carter and Bitsy Carter, chi o christmas market
Dee Carter, Bitsy Carter  Photo by Laura Bierner
Charlotte Carter and Kathy Henry, chi o christmas market
Charlotte Carter, Kathy Henry Photo by Laura Bierner
Gary and Ellen Cozart and John Arnold , chi o christmas market
Gary Cozart, Ellen Cozart, John Arnold  Photo by Laura Bierner
Kris and Peggy Portmann, chi o christmas market
Kris Portmann, Peggy Portmann Photo by Laura Bierner
Carol and Jeff Heller, chi o christmas market
Carol Heller, Jeff Heller Photo by Laura Bierner
Carley Seale and Sophie Lawson, chi o christmas market
Ashley Chapel, Shelly Slater, Beth Arnold, chi o christmas market
Whitney Cox and Angela Williams, chi o christmas market
Jill Chenault and Lisa Koskovich, chi o christmas market
Dee Carter and Bitsy Carter, chi o christmas market
Charlotte Carter and Kathy Henry, chi o christmas market
Gary and Ellen Cozart and John Arnold , chi o christmas market
Kris and Peggy Portmann, chi o christmas market
Carol and Jeff Heller, chi o christmas market

Thousands of Dallas shoppers headed to Centennial Hall in Fair Park to welcome the holiday season properly by taking on the Chi Omega Christmas Market. The lucky ones, however, got to attend an exclusive preview party, which took place on the eve of the market's opening.

Event chairs Ashley Chapel and Beth Arnold welcomed guests to Chi Omega's winter wonderland, featuring more than 165 handpicked vendors from around the country.

Guests including Carol and Jeff HellerCharlotte Carter, Kathy Henry, Ellen and Gary CozartJohn Arnold, Dee Carter, and Bitsy Carter  —  wasted no time strolling the massive selection of jewelry, home accents, women’s fashion, toys, holiday décor and more. And you know the Chi O's are always on the hunt for pieces donning an owl. 

And what exactly are the girls giving this year? The Chi Omega Christmas Market has pledged $205,000 to various North Texas organizations. This year marks 36 years of giving, because we all know that that is the most rewarding gift of all.