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.