Martha Stewart has nothing on the women of Desert Club, who magically ‘transform’ a private home into a holiday wonderland each year, called the Christmas Idea House. Visitors to the event will find everything they need to make the holidays extra special, including holiday décor, unique gifts, and gourmet goodies.

This year’s home is located in Northeast Mesa’s Las Sendas community on December 1, 2 and 3. The Christmas Idea House, which lures thousands of visitors each year, is the primary fundraiser for Desert Club, an all-volunteer women’s organization. The event is held at a different luxury home each year at various locations in the East Valley. The homeowners allow Desert Club members to decorate the home from top to bottom in holiday finery… everything imaginable for holiday decorating and gift-giving. One hundred percent of the proceeds are given back to the community through need-based scholarships and grants to local charities. To date, Desert Club has raised more than $2.9 million!

There are three ways to experience the Christmas Idea House, beginning with the “Preview Gala” on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 5:30 pm. Be the first group to ’tour’ the home, and enjoy a gourmet buffet followed by an exclusive home tour and shopping (reservations required; tickets are $90 per person). On Friday, Dec. 2, guests may attend one of two seating times for the “Yuletide Brunch” (9am, 10:30am) where guests enjoy a lavish brunch, followed by the home tour and early-bird shopping (tickets $65).

The home is open for Public Tours and shopping on Friday, Dec 2 from 4 – 8 pm, and on Saturday, Dec 3 from 9 am – 4 pm. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the door or online.

Parking for the Preview Gala and Yuletide Brunches will be noted at the time of ticket purchase. Public Tour parking is located at La Sendas Elementary School (3120 N Red Mountain Mesa, AZ 85207). For both events, shuttles will transport guests to and from the home, located in a private gated community.

Upcoming Events

Desert Club of Mesa is looking forward to presenting DEAR SANTA in 2022.

Here’s a sneak peek.

Check back regularly for information about the 2022 Christmas Idea House!

Special Memories

Christmas Idea House 2009 - Master Bedroom Grounds with pool, fire and gazebo Entry Hall Tree Friends of Foster Children idea-house-2011-formal-living CIH 2011 CIH 2011 CIH 2011 CIH 2011 CIH 2011