Detroit Yelp got into the holiday spirit, hockeytown style, at Yelp's Holiday Hockey Hootenanny! On Monday, December 6th, 25 elites and their guests partied down at Woodward Avenue Brewers for a holiday happy hour followed by a bus ride to Joe Louis Arena for the Red Wings' game against San Jose!
Happy hour came complete with complimentary pints and pizza from WAB and sweet treats from Treat Dreams. We had "roaring" fireplaces to keep guests cozy (and set them up for extra special photos between all the mingling!) not to mention plenty of Yelp schwag to go around. Upon arrival guests were given their ticket packets along with Yelp tattoos and the badass "Blood Yelp and Tears" wristbands to maintain Yelper solidarity at the game.
To keep up the holiday spirit folks were encouraged to sport their finest ugly holiday sweater for a chance at special prizes compliments of our night’s sponsor Open Skate. Maureen M rocked it out in an extra fancy snowman get up and scored a red and white Red Wings' v-neck! A sweet raffle helped folks win the rest of these sexy, stylish shirts.
After our fill of snacks and beer our rowdy group of 50 packed into our party bus and made our way to the Wings' game (special thanks to Open Skate for not only donating the shirts but also the transportation and all the tickets). We may have lost the game 5 to 2 (you win this time, Sharks!) but our Yelpers had a swell time whooping it up with each other and enjoying hot times on the ice.
Coming up: more holiday fun as Yelp screens The Nightmare Before Christmas at the Burton Theater on December 15th, not to mention plenty of exciting times to come in Detroit 2011!
Until then, SYOY!
Detroit Community Manager