Annual Holiday Celebration
Thursday, December 14, 2023
Kelsey's & Chambers
Albany Hilton
40 Lodge Street | Albany, NY

5:30 - 8:00PM



Deck the halls! Join us for our winter soiree. Let the warmth of friendship take the chill from the air and the spirit of the season make winter easier to bear.  We hope you will join us for this annual event, where you can celebrate with peers, colleagues, clients, and friends!

Attend the Holiday Party and enjoy the following:

  • Network and reconnect!
  • Kick off the evening with a delicious welcome signature Sugar Cookie Martini!  Crafted with vanilla vodka, Bailey’s, amaretto, and topped with whip cream & holiday sprinkles! 
  • Bid on amazing Silent Auction itemsBrowse now - bid tomorrow starting at noon!
  • New this year - Lights, Camera, Action: Unleash Your Inner Star in the Video 360 Booth!
  • Enjoy the wonderful sweet treats Hilton Albany has put together for you - make your own S’more station, build your own sundae as well as donuts, cakes & pies. Oh my!
  • Support Equinox and our Association Community!
  • Complimentary parking from Hilton Albany in their attached parking garage
    Don't forget your parting gifts!  Spouses, friends, and guests are welcome to join in the festivities
  • Continue the conversation at MPI Upstate New York's Coffee & Connections the next morning

 Event Registration Fees:

Members: $80 | Non-Members: $105*
* Enjoy membership discounts and benefits by enrolling today!  New member dues are prorated (deeply discounted) for the remainder of 2023.

Each year the Holiday Celebration features a silent auction that raises funds in support of a local charity and ESSAE's mission to advance the profession of association management. Through your generosity, we have been able to make a significant impact on the community!

This year we have chosen Equinox. 365 Days A Year. Changing Lives. Strengthening Communities.

Equinox is a human services agency with deep roots in the Capital Region dating back to 1947. Equinox provides services to more than 5,000 youth and adults–and their families–impacted by domestic violence, substance use and addiction, mental health disorders, homelessness, and the challenges of living amid poverty and violence. Nearly 170 dedicated staff provide compassionate care, life-changing opportunities, and peace of mind at 10 locations throughout our community.  In addition, Equinox has partnered with the community for more than half a century to provide nutritious meals to our Capital Region neighbors in need through its Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner—over the years, serving anywhere between 1,000 to 11,000 meals and fellowship.

Equinox is grateful for the essential support it receives throughout the year from such a caring and generous community. Thank you for believing in the work we do and for embracing our mission—Together, we are changing lives and strengthening communities. 

Please Consider Donating to the Silent Auction: We need your support to make the Holiday Celebration Silent Auction a success! Your submission is the perfect opportunity to showcase your brand, services, venue, and/or destination.  We hope you will consider taking part in this special holiday experience that helps us support our association professionals and community.  To register as a bidder, click here.  To access the silent auction online donation form, click here.  For more information, please visit here



ESSAE's sponsors support the invaluable contributions made by ESSAE members, our volunteer leadership, the association community at large, and the education of association professionals.  Thank you!
2023 Holiday Sponsors

Your Community Impact: Leading up to this year's holiday celebration, ESSAE will be highlighting the good works of our members during the holiday season using the #ESSAEHolidays hashtag! Please share with us what community impact you plan to have this holiday season!

Event Registration Fees:
Members: $80 | Non-Members: $105*

* Enjoy membership discounts and benefits by enrolling todayNew member dues are prorated (deeply discounted) through the remainder of 2023. 

Social Media: Join the conversation and follow ESSAE (@EmpireStateSAE) and use event hashtag: #ESSAEHolidays.  

Register TODAY for the last chance in 2023 to gather with all your ESSAE friends and colleagues for an evening of holiday cheer and a good cause.

We can't wait to see you for our fun & festive holiday event where we can celebrate & connect!