Every year, the Hitachi Consulting Dallas office has a Winter Party. We don't have a party during the holiday season; instead, the party is between mid-January and late-February. My first party was 6 days after I started at Hitachi. Yesterday, I went to my 5th Hitachi Winter Party.
It's fun to get all dressed up and have a nice evening out. Each year, the local VPs donate raffle prizes. My first two years I won a couple gift cards. The last few years, John and I have been targeting Beginning Sailing Lessons that one of the VPs donates each year. At the party last night, we finally won those sailing lessons!
Get ready Sail Boats; here we come! .... Later in the year, when it's a little warmer. I'll be sure to post about that when it finally happens. :)