Press Release 2017

Nov 20, 2017   //   by dahljennifer   //   Blog  //  No Comments


Holiday Charity Event to Assists Local Students and Families

Desert Club’s 2017 Christmas Idea House will be showcased in the beautiful Pecans subdivision in Queen Creek, Arizona.  The home near Ellsworth and Chandler Heights Roads will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland, open for the public to tour and purchase thousands of unique holiday gifts and décor artfully displayed. All proceeds from this event will provide need-based scholarships to deserving young students and benefit local charities.


The Christmas Idea House has become a holiday tradition and lures thousands of visitors each year. It is the primary fundraiser for Desert Club, a 71 year old, all-volunteer women’s service organization. The event is held at a different luxury home each year in locations throughout the East Valley. Desert Club members decorate the home from top to bottom with holiday décor, unique and handcrafted gifts and gourmet goodies, all for sale and ranging in price from $5 to several hundred dollars each. One hundred percent of the proceeds are given back to the community in the form of scholarships to in-state college students and grants to local charities. To date, Desert Club has awarded almost $2.7 million.


Be the first to tour and shop at this year’s Christmas Idea House before it is open to the public! Join us Thursday, Nov. 30th for the 2017 Holiday Soiree, a festive evening filled with music, cocktails and a wide array of gourmet hot hors d’oeuvres. Doors open at 5:30 pm with the Idea House remaining open for viewing, shopping and socializing until 9:00 pm.

Kick off your 2017 holiday season with our Yuletide Brunch or Lunch on Friday, Dec. 1st! Enjoy a mimosa or another beverage of your choosing, along with some quiche, gourmet croissant pastries, and a variety of delicious salads. Join us and share this joyful event with your friends or family. Socialize and shop as you tour this year’s home before it is open to the public!

The home will be open for Public Tours and shopping on Friday, Dec. 1 from 4 – 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased at the door, from a Desert Club member or at Guests may receive a $2 discount by bringing at least one canned food item, which will be donated to a local food bank.

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2019 Christmas Idea House

The theme for the 2019 Christmas Idea House is “A Lasting Impression.” This year’s Christmas Idea House promises to be a “destination to remember” for visitors and shoppers alike who crave something truly unique for the holidays!

Picture Previews

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