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Chi Omega Christmas Market 

November 14-17, 2018

Centennial Hall at Fair Park - 1001 Washington St, Dallas 75210

 

Market TICKETS are now available:

ChiOmegaChristmasMarket2018.eventbrite.com

Find your favorite Merchant on the 2018 Market floor plan:

shows.map-dynamics.com/cocm2018

There is something extra special in the air - and it is the 41st anniversary of Chi Omega Christmas Market. It is our honor to be chairing the 2018 show! As one of Dallas' most beloved holiday traditions, the Chi Omega Christmas Market is the kickoff to the holiday season for the entire Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex!

Many of you may not know that Chi Omega is the largest women's fraternal organization in the world. We are the largest organization in the National Panhellenic Conference in terms of number of collegiate chapters, as well as number of members. We have 360,000 initiated members, over 28,000 collegiate members, 181 collegiate chapters and 244 alumnae chapters across the country. And nationwide we can boast a 3.4 National GPA (Spring 2018).

We would like to extend a truly heartfelt thank you to everyone who has helped organize our 2018 Market. With over 3,000 volunteer hours put in during the week of the show this event could not go on without the support of the volunteers that work the week of and those that work year round. And to our shoppers, we couldn't support the local nonprofits without your help. In the past 40 years, we have supported 115 different agencies in the area with over $8.12 million dollars. We hope the Market is the perfect start to your holiday season and we thank you all for an amazing 41 years!

With Gratitude,

Karen Gray, Lizz McKean, Carol Hillman, Judy Zurlis (l.-r.)

2018 COCM Co-Chairs

 

 

The Chi Omega Christmas Market offers a unique one-of-a-kind shopping experience with over 200 merchants showcasing gifts for every age including holiday decor, women’s clothing and accessories, home accents, children’s clothing and toys, food gifts, and much more! In its 40 year history, Chi Omega Christmas Market has distributed over $8.12 million dollars to the Dallas community through grants to local charities and collegiate scholarships. Funds for Chi Omega Christmas Market beneficiaries are derived solely from ticket sales, merchant booth fees, donations and underwriting. Chi Omega Christmas Market receives no monies from merchant booth sales. The 2017 market provided donations totaling $360,000 to worthy local organizations. See Beneficiaries tab at top of page. We are thrilled to continue the tradition of giving again in 2018!

 

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 at the old Dallas Convention Center.  There were 49 booths and 14 double booths. One of the original Market Chairmen said, “Getting merchants for that first year was very hard! It took a real team of ladies to sell them on the idea.” That first Market was a tremendous success raising $13,150 for the Dallas community.

In 1980 we moved to the 'Convention Center' Ballroom of the old NorthPark Inn. The Market grew and moved back to the Dallas Convention Center in 1987. We stayed there until 2012, then moved to our current home at Fair Park.

The Market now has an extensive application process and a merchant waiting list, so we are able to bring you 180-200 of the best merchants around! One of our long time vendors recently wrote, “From a seasoned retailer’s point of view, Chi Omega Christmas Market is THE premier holiday market in North Texas.”

The event has grown so much over its history that we now consistently give over $250,000 year after year to worthy Dallas organizations. This is in large part due to the support of our 10,000+ shoppers each year. Please check out the Beneficiary Tab for insight into how the Dallas community has benefitted from the Chi Omega Christmas Market. 

Chi Omega active SCHOLARSHIPS are given yearly as well. See the General Info tab above > Scholarships.