»Christmas at The Ritz

Christmas at The Ritz, Women of Chapman’s premier event and sole fundraising event, has been an Orange County tradition since 1986.  This glamorous and festive holiday luncheon is held each December at The Ritz Restaurant and Gardens in Newport Beach.
 
Christmas at The Ritz has earned a reputation as the kick-off event of the entire holiday season for social Orange County. The exclusive event, which sells out quickly every year, celebrated its 25th anniversary in December of 2011, raising more than $237,500 for Chapman University.

A highlight of the event each year is the raffle drawing, which has been described by media outlets as possibly the most lavish charity raffle on the Orange Coast with prices valued in the thousands of dollars.  Raffle prizes are generously donated by top OC boutiques, jewelers and vendors including David Yurman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's, Fendi, Lugano Diamonds and Neiman Marcus.

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+-A Message from the Christmas at The Ritz Chairperson

Our 28th annual “Christmas at The Ritz” will take place at the stunning Island Hotel in the main ballroom. Although we are all still missing The Ritz, this gives us an opportunity to have more Chapman supporters in attendance and a better forum for our presenters . It will also make the raffle drawing more cohesive and fun for all to see who’s winning the fabulous prizes we work so hard all year to gather.

We are doing all we can to stick to our traditions, including serving the “Ritz egg” and having our carolers and Santa Claus there to entertain you. David Yurman Jewelry, South Coast Plaza and St. John Knits will present our fashions. Ooh la la!

Pease join us on December 6, 2014 and support our funding of Chapman’s Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts and for Dodge College of Film and Media Arts’ Chapman Studios.

The cost for the four course luncheon is $225 and again, we’re encouraging members to invite new friends to join us this year as we have plenty of fabulous seats! The Island Hotel is also offering us a special package deal to stay the night at a reduced rate that also includes a $100 food/ spa credit. What a wonderful way to bring in the Christmas spirit. We look forward to seeing you!

If you have any questions or would like to arrange for a special table via underwriting, please contact me at ABrandes@Surterreproperties.com.

Adrienne Brandes
Chair, Christmas at The Ritz

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