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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like IABC/Houston ESIG's Holiday Party!

December 13, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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La Griglia
2002 W Gray Street
Houston, TX 77019
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and that means IABC Houston’s Entrepreneurs Strategic Interest Group (ESIG) is celebrating with its annual (and legendary) holiday party!

Join us at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 13, at the fabulous La Griglia for food, fun and fellowship as we count down to the holidays. There will be games to get you in the holiday spirit, plus the legendary White Elephant Gift Exchange. (Rumor has it the infamous turkey cannon will be back under the tree). Be sure to bring a wrapped present (value up to $20 new or a priceless “re-gift”) to join in the fun.

This year, we’re also collecting unwrapped new toys, books or checks to benefit the Child Advocates Santa’s Wish List program. The 501(c)(3) charity serves abused or neglected kids who have been placed in protective custody.

Like the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Christmas caroling with friends and hanging the stockings by the hearth, the ESIG Holiday Christmas Party is a holiday classic you won’t want to miss!

Help Make the Holidays Brighter for Harris County's Smallest Victims

The Child Advocates Santa's Wish List program provides new Christmas gifts and clothing for the children it serves, who have been victims of life-threatening abuse or neglect and, as a result, have been placed in protective custody.

Frequent Wishes

All Ages:

  • Winter jackets
  • Books


  • Clothes, onesies, sleep sets
  • Developmental toys
  • Play/activity mats
  • Bouncers, jumpers, exersaucers
  • Diapers
  • Strollers

Young Children:

  • Leap Frog Leap Pads
  • V-Tech InnoTab learning tablets
  • Marvel and DC Comics toys, action figures and games
  • Minecraft toys
  • Disney/Pixar games and toys
  • Barbies and dolls of all racial backgrounds
  • Board games
  • Arts and crafts kits
  • Legos/Duplo


  • Gift cards to Old Navy, Target, Academy, Apple or Best Buy
  • Headphones
  • Sports gear, jerseys from Houston teams
  • Skateboards/helmets
  • Makeup kits
  • Journals
  • Fashion jewelry
  • Art supplies
  • Radio controlled toys


$37.00 Member Ticket
$32.00 Earlybird rate before December 11

$43.00 Non-Member Ticket
$37.00 Earlybird rate before December 11