Annual Holiday Party

Thursday, December 13, 2018
The DoubleTree by Hilton Schenectady

 Silent Auction | Auction Items Overnight Rooms | Sponsors 

About the Holiday Party

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. Each year a regional charity, along with the Rita Lashway Scholarship, share in the proceeds of our silent auction. Since 1993 over $166,000 have been generated by your generosity.

Don’t miss out on the last chance in 2018 to gather together with all your ESSAE friends and colleagues for an evening of fellowship, for a good cause.

Attend the Holiday Party and enjoy the following:

Check out all the fun from last year's event! 

Thank you to our event sponsors! 

Event Host: DoubleTree by Hilton Schenectady
Frosty: Visit Buffalo
Jingle All the Way: Niagara Falls USA
Pictures with Santa: Turning Stone Resort
Deck the Halls:  Albany Capital Center
Sneaky Elf: Lake George Chamber of Commerce & CVB
Jack Frost: Red Lion Hotel Albany
Audio/Visual: CMIAV
Decor: Total Events
Photobooth: Discover Schenectady


Call for Auction Items

Each year the Holiday Party features a silent auction that raises funds for a location charity and our scholarship fund, the Rita Lashway ScholarshipThrough your generosity, ESSAE has been able to make a huge impact on the local community throughout the years. Last year's auction raised $3,200 for both Capitol Roots and the Rita Lashway Scholarship program bringing ESSAE’s total donated dollars, since 1993 to over $166,000.

What can you donate? It's about the experience! Experiential items create memories and journeys for attendees. Memorable and unique auction items might include: weekend getaways and airline tickets, spa days, brewery tours, area attractions, museum and city tours, hot air balloon rides, theme park tickets, golf or ski outings, concert tickets and backstage passes, complimentary dining experiences, sporting events, and so much more!

Click here to donate!

This is your chance to be creative! The holiday auction affords you the perfect opportunity to showcase your brand, services, venue and destination! We hope you will consider taking part in this special holiday experience that helps us support our association professionals.


Accommodations and 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 constitutes 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 audio tapes 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, November 29, 2018. Registration cancellations received prior to the deadline may be eligible to receive a refund less $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). 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 card holder. 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]