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Arlington Margarita Gala and Charity Ball

The Margarita Society of Arlington was formed over thirty years ago to collect toys for needy kids at Christmas time. Their method is simple; we throw a big party and ask EACH guest to bring at least one nice gift.

After the party the toys will go to previously selected children carefully chosen by the participating schools in Arlington and then distributed by Arlington Santa Cops during a huge Christmas party in early December. To best serve the kids the toys should be selected to appeal to kids aged 5 to 13.

The purpose of the event has remained constant for thirty years; help those children who are less fortunate by providing them gifts at Christmas time. This is accomplished by asking each attendee to present a new, unwrapped toy ($30 minimum value) OR make a donation of at least $30 at the door to gain entrance into the Gala!

Coat & Tie or Cocktail Dress Required. 

Complimentary Margaritas and Cash Bar Available. All attendees must be at least 21 years of age and provide valid identification to be admitted.

Admission requires a formal invitation from the Margarita Society of Arlington (EMAIL Sharon B privately if you need one), one toy (minimum $30 value) OR a $30 donation at the door.  One invitation will get 4 people in the door.

Please DO NOT bring Bicycles, Tricycles, or Scooters. AMS can use MP3 players, Athletic equipment (balls, bats, etc.), dolls, games, learning toys, electronic toys (please include batteries if toys require them), and quality book collections. Though most of the toys are for younger children, they also need a few items for young teenagers. Please do NOT gift wrap toys. 

Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX
7:00 pm Doors Opens
7:30 pm Casino Opens
8:00 pm Entertainment Begins


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  • Sharon B

    Well, I actually READ the invitations and 1 invitation gets in 2 couples (4 people), so I changed the info about to correct that. Don't know where I got my info from!
    If you still need invitations, let me know and I can still mail them Tuesday or Wednesday and you should get them in time.

    November 18, 2013

  • Sharon B

    just a reminder, if you need an invitation, email me privately your mailing address and I will see that you are sent one. They should be going out by the end of this week.

    November 11, 2013

  • Amy

    Would love to attend as a guest again but will be volunteering at the venue this time. Have fun everyone!

    1 · November 8, 2013

  • Sharon B

    Also, one invitation gets 2 people in the door.

    November 6, 2013

    • Lori D.

      The invites are good for 4 people, not just 2.

      November 7, 2013

    • Lori D.

      ok, 2 for the Arlington Ball. oops.

      November 7, 2013

  • Sharon B

    To clarify, for the Arlington Ball, you only have to bring either a toy valued at least $30 OR make a minimum $30 donation at the door, not both. I've changed the description, hope that helps.

    November 6, 2013

    • Lori D.

      yup, lol, missed that part! I forgot about the Arlington ball.

      November 7, 2013

    • Lori D.

      Thanks for clarifying Dawn!!

      November 7, 2013

  • Sharon B

    if you need an invitation, email me privately and I'll see that you get one.

    1 · November 6, 2013

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