» Christmas at The Ritz

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 carries on today at Island Hotel, adjacent to Fashion Island in Newport Beach, and still features the same special menu as the old venue, but provides a much larger space to socialize and ring in the holiday season.

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 some top OC boutiques, jewelers and vendors, including David Yurman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's, Lugano Diamonds and Neiman Marcus.

Christmas at The Ritz has earned a reputation as the kick-off event of the holiday season for social Orange County for over 30 years. This year, due to restrictions on large gatherings caused by the Coronavirus, Christmas at the Ritz will be held VIRTUALLY. 

Christmas at The Ritz From Home will be live-streamed on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. Get that date on your calendar so you can join in on the fun and festivities!  Stay tuned for more information including how to get involved and participate in the online auction.


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