Chicagoland Elites Rock Their Ugliest Holiday Sweaters in True Festive Style!

How do you make a holiday party that much more festive? Add a few inches of snow into the mix, natch! Despite slippery road conditions, more than 100 Chicagoland Elites celebrated a white Christmas last Thursday at Nick's Pizza and Pub. On the red and green agenda? Land Shark and Shock Top beers, and Bacardi Silver malt beverage in sangria, mojito and raz flavors courtesy of Anheuser-Busch. The bar also crafted frosty cocktails with smooth-as-ice Zodiac Vodka. Not a thirsty yelper in the house!

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Yelpers helped themselves to a smorgasboard of Nick's delicious signature pizzas, including Mexican, Hawaiian, Margherita, sausage and veggie varieties. If that wasn't enough, guests also noshed on a DIY spread of Italian beef sandwiches and then indulged in fondue from local artisan chocolatier, Kokku.

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An Iron Pizza Chef competition highlighted Elites' culinary skills and the ugly sweater competition yielded a close race. The winners took home bottles of Zodiac Black Cherry vodka and gift certificates to Nick's! Just like the classic holiday music playing over the speakers, the festive spirit was in the air. Thanks again to our generous host venue, Nick's Pizza and Pub, for treating us to an evening full of holiday cheer. And now, for the goodies… check out the ShutterBox photos here, peep Rachel J's candid shots here and read the reviews here!

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Until next time, SYOY! Happy holidays to you and your loved ones.

Jelena Z