DALLAS - Shoppers throughout North Texas are eager to get a sneak peak inside this year's Chi Omega Christmas Market.
It's the 35th year that vendors from all over the country will gather together. Not only can people cross things off their Christmas list, but it's all for a good cause. Organizers have already pledged over $205,000 to North Texas charities.
2012 Chi Omega Christmas Market beneficiaries:
- Contact Crisis Line
- Friends of Wednesday's Child
- Genesis Women's Shelter
- Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas
- Night OWLS
- Parkland Foundation
- Taylor's Gift Foundation
- Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
- Chi Omega Scholarships
For the first time, the Chi Omega Christmas Market will be held at Centennial Hall in Fair Park. Co-chairs Denise Jernigan and Kelly Little are thrilled about the new location for merchants and shoppers as well as the extra parking! They hope for a record-breaking year for the market.
More than 165 vendors will be present at Centennial Hall with unique holiday gift ideas. Shoppers will discover a wide variety of items including jewelry, home decor, women's fashion, toys, holiday decor, food and drinks, items for entertaining, linens, and original art. There will certainly be something for everyone!
TICKET INFORMATION AND SHOPPING TIMES:
The Chi Omega Christmas Market runs November 14 -17, 2012.
WEDNESDAY: PREVIEW PARTY
The market kicks off Wednesday night with a Preview Party from 7:00pm - 10:00pm. Guests will have an exclusive merchandise preview before the big weekend crowds along with cocktails, appetizers, and raffles. Tickets are $75 for the preview night.
THURSDAY: FIRST CALL SHOPPING
First Call shopping is on Thursday November 15, 2012 from 9:30am - 1:00pm. First Call tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance or at the door for $25.
**All Preview Party tickets and First Call Shopping tickets are also good for general admission re-admittance throughout the duration of the market during general admission hours.***
THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY: GENERAL ADMISSION
General Admission runs Thursday November 15, 2012 from 1:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday November 16, 2012 from 10:00am - 6:00pm, and Saturday November 17, 2012 from 10:00am - 5:00pm. Tickets are $15 at the door or can be purchased in advance for $12 at DFW area Tom Thumb stores and online at the Chi Omega Website.