The Very Merry Annual Holiday Party and Food Drive!

Online sales are now closed. Tix are available at the door. I look forward to seeing everyone tonight! Thanks!

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if this holiday, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if this holiday, perhaps, means a little bit more.”

The holidays... a time of joy, charity and hope. Or, more often, long retail lines and stressful family events. You can take a break from all that for a little bit and join your meetup friends (or meet new ones) at our annual holiday party!

Starting at 8 PM, you can enjoy a buffet of various foods:

Menu: Our food selections will include appetizers such as Shrimp Lejon, risotto fritter, prime rib egg rolls, crusted ravioli as well as pepperoni and cheese platters, mixed green salad and a seasonal fruit selections with yogurt dipping sauces. Other selections include chicken tenders with various sauces, meatballs (with rolls), and sausage and peppers (with rolls). Assorted cookies will also be provided for dessert, though some of our members may bring additional desserts.

Enjoy lots of great company while listening to a variety of holiday themed songs. Later in the evening we'll switch to the dance tunes and you can strut your stuff on the dance floor.

In keeping with the season of giving, this event will also be a food drive. Bring canned vegetables, meats, soups and more to donate for those less fortunate. Food items will be passed on to Philabundance. And every food item you bring gives you more chances to win...

Yes, there will be many raffle winners that night... you get one ticket when you arrive and another ticket for each food item you bring... so the more you give the more chances you have to get.

We'll be raffling off Amazon Gift Cards and other fun prizes!

Raffle Prizes: We are going to be offering a variety of prizes, including an Amazon.com gift card, restaurant gift cards and gift certificates. There also may be some more surprises coming your way. Remember - the more food items you donate the more chances you have to win!

So come on down... enjoy the holidays with people you like to meet up with!

There will be a $10 charge to cover the buffet and prizes.

(For those who wish to make a holiday treat to share, feel free to do so!)

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Joint Meetup with Southeastern PA Nerd Herd

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  • Paul

    Hi All...I wanted to provide an update regarding the Philabundance Food Drive total. We donated nearly 500 LBS of food to the cause! Well done everyone! Thanks for your donations! See you next year! ;)

    3 · January 13, 2014

  • Rick Streaker S.

    worthwhile function

    1 · December 23, 2013

    • Paul

      Hi Rick, Thanks for coming. Happy Holidays!

      December 23, 2013

  • Mindy

    Thank you, Paul, and your "minions" (Kyle, Jennifer, Diana), for putting on a great event. The fact that it benefits those less fortunate makes our participation even better.

    1 · December 23, 2013

    • Paul

      Hi Mindy, I'm you liked our party. Thank you for joining us! Happy Holidays!

      December 23, 2013

  • Paul

    Our annual holiday party was a success! We had 89 Meet Uppers attend from 5 different groups. I want to thank everyone for coming out and making all the food donations for Philabundance. We have an SUV full of canned goods and I will be making the trek down to the city this coming week to drop it all off.

    Thanks to everyone that also brought their tasty treats! And congrats to our raffle prize winners!

    Thanks again to everyone and Happy Holidays To All!

    p.s. Next time I'll bring in a DJ! ;)

    2 · December 22, 2013

    • Randy S.

      I enjoyed my first Meet Up event and look forward to partying again. What a nice group of people, and I thought you did a great job of playing some music for dancing. I know those who were dancing had a wonderful time. I'd like to do off since food that I forgot to bring, so I will try to touch base with you before you go into the city. Thank again.

      1 · December 23, 2013

    • Paul

      Thanks Randy...I appreciate your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the party! Thank you for coming out. Happy Holidays!

      December 23, 2013

  • Tom M

    Great seeing everyone. Thanks Paul.

    1 · December 20, 2013

    • Paul

      Hi Tom, Great seeing you too! Thanks for joining us! Happy Holidays!

      December 22, 2013

  • Jeff S

    Paul

    Thanks for organizing this great party.

    El Jefe

    December 21, 2013

    • Paul

      El Jefe, It was good to see you! I'm happy you liked our party! Thanks for coming! Happy Holidays!

      December 22, 2013

  • Ralph G.

    Meet new people. Had a great time.

    Happy Holidays to all.

    December 21, 2013

    • Paul

      Hi Ralph, I'm happy you had a good time! Thanks for joining us! Happy Holidays!

      December 22, 2013

  • Suyapa

    Had a blast and the food was great!

    December 21, 2013

    • Paul

      Hi Su, Very glad you enjoyed yourself! Thanks for coming! Happy Holidays!

      December 22, 2013

  • Jennifer A.

    Great Christmas party--a well organized meetup.

    December 21, 2013

    • Paul

      Hi Jennifer, I'm happy you enjoyed the party! Thanks you for being a part of it! Happy Holidays!

      December 22, 2013

  • Matt

    I must say that the food was excellent and I personally appreciated the raffles!

    December 21, 2013

    • Paul

      Hi Matt, Congrats on the raffle! Thanks for coming out! Happy Holidays!

      December 22, 2013

  • howard j m.

    A special thanks to Paul for organizing this event. I had a great time. I met some fun people.

    December 21, 2013

    • Paul

      Hi Howard, Glad you had a great time! Thanks for joining us! Happy Holidays!

      December 22, 2013

  • Dave

    Found it.

    December 20, 2013

  • Rosanna

    This is my first time with the group so hope its ok for a newbie to come, i wont know anyone but I look forward to a fun evening

    December 20, 2013

    • Paul

      Welcome! Glad you can join us! The More The Merrier! ;)

      December 20, 2013

  • Jeff S

    Paul

    I tried to get a ticket. Message indicated sales ended. Is there a way to attend? If not, see you on next hike

    El Jefe

    December 20, 2013

    • Maria

      ok

      December 20, 2013

    • Paul

      El Jeffe, You can buy tix at the door tonight. Hope you can join us.

      December 20, 2013

  • Paul

    Online sales are now closed. Tix are available at the door. I look forward to seeing everyone tonight! Thanks!

    December 20, 2013

  • Paul

    As of Friday Morning: RSVP Count: 92 (All Meet Up Groups)!

    1 · December 20, 2013

  • Liping

    Hello. Looking forward to meeting you all and have fun.

    1 · December 18, 2013

    • Paul

      Hi Liping, Glad you can join us! See you there! ;)

      December 19, 2013

  • Paul

    As of Tues Morning: RSVP Count: 77 (Between All Groups)

    December 17, 2013

  • swarnakanth r.

    My 1st Meetup...Hoping to have lot of fun meeting all of you :)

    December 15, 2013

    • Paul

      Hi Swarnakanth, Welcome to the group...happy you can join us! See you there!

      1 · December 17, 2013

  • Kendra

    I'll be out of town. :-(

    December 16, 2013

    • Paul

      Hi Kendra, Travel safe...Happy Holidays. ;)

      December 17, 2013

  • Jayne

    Will tickets be available at the door?

    December 16, 2013

    • Paul

      Hi Jayne, Yes tix will be available at the door. Hope you can join us.

      December 17, 2013

  • Paul

    As of 12/9: Combined Meetup RSVP Tally: 60 People

    December 9, 2013

    • Kyle W

      Plus a couple more from Facebook...

      December 10, 2013

    • Paul

      Thanks Kyle!

      December 10, 2013

  • Paul

    The link should be fixed shortly. Sorry for delay.

    December 9, 2013

  • Mike

    How do you get a ticket online? There doesn't seem to be a link to a ticket page.

    December 7, 2013

    • Kyle W

      The link doesn't appear to be active. We can always pay at the door.

      December 9, 2013

  • Sally

    Sounds like a fun evening!

    December 3, 2013

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