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Chi Omega Christmas Market 2020

The Chi Omega Christmas Market is one of Dallas’ longest standing holiday traditions. The health and safety of our Market family - shoppers, merchants, beneficiaries, volunteers and more - is always our top priority. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Chi Omega Christmas Market will not take place at Fair Park. While it won’t embody its 42-year history and traditions, we will be implementing virtual experiences to keep the spirit of the cause at the forefront this season. Our goal is to still spread holiday cheer and raise much needed funds for this year’s amazing beneficiaries - and help shoppers check off their list with a curated gift guide!

In November, we will be highlighting 12 different merchants for Chi Omega Christmas Market’s first “12 Days of Chi Omega Christmas Virtual Market!” Shoppers can also make a donation to one of Dallas’ longest standing holiday traditions and the donation will go straight to the 2020 beneficiaries who are in need of our support now more than ever. Stay tuned and keep an eye on your inbox for more information and virtual Girls Night Out events too. Thank you for your continued support of the Market!




These Chi Omega Christmas Market Chairs thank YOU for supporting our 2019 Market. Chairs are left-right: Carol Hillman, Nancy Newbold, Karen Gray, Lynne Seago and Judy Zurlis.


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 venue at Fair Park.

The Market now has an extensive application process and a merchant waiting list, so we are able to bring you 200 of the best merchants around! COCM offers a unique one-of-a-kind shopping experience with merchants showcasing gifts for every age including holiday decor, women’s clothing, accessories, home accents, children’s clothing and toys, food gifts, and much more!  Funds for Chi Omega Christmas Market beneficiaries are derived solely from ticket sales, merchant booth fees, donations and underwriting. COCM receives no monies from merchant booth sales. 

The 2019 Market provided donations totaling $560,000 to worthy local charitable organizations. 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.” Over a period of 42 years we have supported 120 different agencies by donating over $9 million dollars. This is only possible thanks to our army of volunteers - Chi Omega actives and alumnae of all ages. There were approximately 500 volunteers in 2019 who contributed at least 2,000 'woman' hours.

The event has grown so much over its history that we now consistently give over $250,000 year after year. This is in large part due to the support of our 11,000+ shoppers each year. Please check out the Beneficiary Tab for insight into how the Dallas community has benefitted from the Chi Omega Christmas Market. We are thrilled to continue the tradition of giving again in 2020!

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

Chi Omega Education and Charity Fund of Dallas (Chi Omega Christmas Market) is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Please direct all correspondence to: 12700 Hillcrest Rd # 125, Dallas TX 75230, office@ChiOmegaXmas.org , 214-890-1999.