Event Recap: ILEA Chicago's Holiday Bash

In case you missed the fun, on December 5th ILEA Chicago event profs gathered at the fieldhouse at Maggie Daley Park to kick off the holiday season and celebrate a fantastic and fun-filled year together!

Guests brought toys for The Birthday Party Project, and enjoyed festive cocktails and food provided by Feast & Imbibe. Hall's Rental, BBJ linen, Anthony Gowder Designs and Sound Investment added holiday flair with tables covered with gorgeous linens, flowers, lighting and holiday music to get everyone in the spirit of the season.

After an hour of visiting and networking, we bundled up in our winter gear to carol through the park! The group stopped and sang as park patrons skated around the ribbon, visited the snack stand, and took in the evening. 

Park Grill provided the perfect ending to the evening, as the ILEA members and guests reconvened to warm up and enjoy some more food, drink and camaraderie!

Lisa Ware provided an update on the Birthday Party Project and proudly displayed the holiday tree filled with members contributions.  Jeff Duroucher reminded all that it was December Membership Drive and guests who joined us for the festivities were introduced.

During a busy time of year for everyone, especially for those in the event industry, this event was a fun way to get together, share an experience and relax.  Thank you to everyone who came to the event and many, many thanks to our very generous sponsors who ensured that the event was a success!

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