DIFFA’s Annual Naughty Or Nice Holiday Wreath Collection Draws Dallas’ Sociables

By Rob Giardinelli     Photography by Luis Martinez

The Trade Mart in Dallas helped kicked off the holiday season in grand style courtesy of DIFFA’s 24th Annual Holiday Wreath Collection. The event drew several hundred of Dallas’ most notable sociables for an evening full of fun, fashion and festive holiday spirit.

Jocelyn White and Jason McDaniel

The cocktail-chic crowd was came ready to play with this year’s theme of Naughty or Nice. Partygoers easily got into the holiday spirit courtesy of luxe cocktails courtesy of Kettle One, Diageo and Impeccable Brut. Additionally, guest perused the dozens of high-end, one-of-a-kind wreaths and other holiday goodies that were available for bid via silent auction.

Brittanie Oleniczak & Zach Hess and Greg Haynes Johnson

Patrons of the evening also had the opportunity to get first dibs to secure the best tables for the upcoming House of DIFFA Extravaganza event this May, which will mark the 30th anniversary of one of Texas’ most fun, best produced and legendary galas in Texas social lore. The festive evening vibe was enhanced by courtesy of the holiday tunes by DJEliz that had the crowd in a merry spirit. We can’t wait for the 25th silver anniversary Wreath Collection in 2020.

Jenny Figy, Morgan Heinrich, Regan Cole and Tina Jeppesen

The Wreath Collection raised funds for DIFFA Dallas. DIFFA’s purpose is to raise funds and grants to various HIV and AIDS organizations in North Texas including education programs as well as supporting those who live with HIV and AIDS in the region. For more information on DIFFA and to be a part of the 30th anniversary gala, please visit

Clint Bradley and Shayne Robinson