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Christmas at The Ritz has earned a reputation as the kick-off event of the holiday season for social Orange County for over 35 years. 

The 37th Annual Christmas at The Ritz is on Saturday, December 2, 2023, returning to the original namesake, The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel.

Our Online Auction is another way you can support Christmas at The Ritz and Women of Chapman! Check back for the link to preview the fantastic items available - perhaps the perfect holiday gift is among them! Feel free to share with your family and friends.

For ALL of the event information - tickets, underwriting opportunities, auction items and more - please visit 

Christmas at The Ritz is Women of Chapman’s premier and sole fundraising event and has been an Orange County tradition since 1986. This glamorous and festive holiday luncheon was previously held each December at The Ritz Restaurant in Newport Beach, until its closure. The Ritz tradition has carried on, now at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, and still features the same special menu as the original venue from which our event gained its name.

A highlight of the event each year is the opportunity 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. Opportunity prizes are generously donated by some top OC boutiques, jewelers, and vendors, including South Coast Plaza, Lugano Diamonds, Neiman Marcus, and many more.

Funds raised through the 37th Annual Christmas at The Ritz will go towards Women of Chapman's newest $1M pledge to the Student Hardship Assistance Fund. The Student Hardship Assistance Fund, administered by Dean of Students Jerry Price, provides flexible resources to help respond to the needs of individual students facing immediate and unexpected financial hardship.

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