Annual Holiday Celebration

Thursday, December 16, 2021 @ 5:30 to 8:30 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Troy
235 Hoosick St, Troy, NY 12180

Event Registration Fees
On or before December 8 - Members: $65 | Non-Members: $85

On or after December 9, pricing increases to:
Members: $75 | Non-Members: $95

Silent Auction | Event Safety | Accommodations | Partnership Opportunities | Event Policies | Community Impact Stories

Each December the association community comes together to share in the year-end spirit, camaraderie, and to extend our collective reach to support good works. Don’t miss out on the last chance in 2021 to gather together with all your ESSAE friends and colleagues for an evening of holiday cheer and a good cause.

NEW! Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest! If you’re part of the ESSAE Community, you 100% need to be at the Hilton Garden Inn Troy on Thursday, December 16 for our first Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest. If you don’t have a holiday sweater, we encourage you to wear hats, lights, and other accessories to get in the spirit! Ugly sweater not required to attend this event! If you are interested in participating in the contest, you will be able to indicate during the online registration process! Click here for contest details!

Holiday Celebration Partnership Opportunities! - as of 11.18.21

Overnight Accommodations: We are pleased to be working with the Hilton Garden Inn Troy as the host venue for this year’s holiday event! Our host is offering a discounted overnight room rate of $99 for arrivals on Thursday, December 16. 

Leading up to this year's holiday celebration, ESSAE will be highlighting the good works of our members during the holiday season! Please share with us what community impact you plan to have this holiday season! Whether it is volunteering at a food bank, raising funds during a silent auction, or donating goods/services - no community action is too big or too small. We want to hear from you and highlight your good deeds this season. Don't forget to include the charity or organization you plan to support in your description. We will be sharing on ESSAE's social media platforms using the #ESSAEHolidays hashtag! Be sure to follow us!

Attend the Holiday Party and enjoy the following:

  • Catching up with friends and colleagues
  • Bid on amazing Silent Auction items!
  • Compete in the Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest!
  • Hosted wine & beer bar and holiday themed menu
  • Get festive and funky in the photo booth
  • Grab a bottle at the wine pull

Spouses, friends, and guests are welcome to join in the festivities!

In-Person Event Requirements & Safety Measures: ESSAE is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all event and program participants. Please read our health requirements for in-person events and how you can register for a FREE COVID Test from Inspire Diagnostics. Register early for your at-home test to ensure prompt delivery and results.

Event Policies

Social Media: Join the conversation! Follow us online! Hashtag: #ESSAEHolidays

Consent to Use of Photographic Images: Registration and attendance at, or participation in, ESSAE meetings and other activities constitute an agreement by the registration to ESSAE's use and distribution (now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's images or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events activities. Unless you inform ESSAE that you object, permission is assumed. 

Cancellation Policy: Registrations must be made and paid for by Thursday, December 2, 2021. Any cancellations received prior to the deadline may be eligible to receive a refund less a $25 service fee. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend an event (no-shows) without providing notice. Cancellations will be accepted in writing only and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline. All refund requests must be made by the attendee or credit cardholder. Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment. If you are unable to attend, you may send an alternate to the event without additional charge.

Questions? Contact ESSAE: 518-463-1755 or [email protected]