2016 EAA Holiday Party Information


Although the event is scheduled to start at 1:00p, we suggest you arrive early enough to allow time for parking, check-in, and seating.

Parking Information

Members should self park in the structure of the Macy’s Plaza. You can enter through Hope St. (just before 8th) or Flower St. (between 7th and 8th). Once you have parked, take the elevator down to the floor indicated by the Sheraton staff.

NOTE: When exiting the Macy’s Plaza parking structure, you must present both the free parking voucher and the original parking ticket stub at the booth.

Check-In Instructions

We have kept the check-in process very simple. You need only your printed EAA Holiday Party tickets to gain entrance. Present your ticket(s) upon entry and you will receive:

  • Free Parking Voucher 
  • Meal Preference Table Placard 
  • Raffle Ticket

There is no priority seating nor is there assigned seating. If you have a group you wish to sit with, we suggest one of your party arrives prior to the 1:00p start time to reserve seats at a particular table. Rest assured, this party was not overbooked. If you bought a ticket, you are a guaranteed a place at our table. 

Holiday Party Schedule

  • 1:00-1:30 |  Social Mixer
  • 1:30-2:00 | Introductions/First Course Served
  • 2:00-3:00 | Honorable Mentions/Main Course Served
  • 3:00-4:00 | Union Address/Dessert Served
  • 4:00-5:00 | Raffle Giveaway

NOTE: Times are only estimates.

Contact Information

If you have any other questions related to the event, either email outreach@eaaunion.org or call the office at 213.620.6920 by 3:00p Friday the 6th. On the day of the event, any questions can be directed towards the Sheraton front desk at 213.488.3500.

Get Your EAA Holiday Party Tickets Online

Sheraton_Los_Angeles_Downtown_HotelIt seems like only yesterday we asked you to Save the Date and now that the holiday season is officially underway, we are asking you to save yourself a seat. Tickets to the annual EAA Holiday Party are on sale and online exclusively through EAAUnion.Org: Buy Your Tickets Now!

Things To Know

The Fine Print

Although a max capacity of 700 is nothing to sneeze at, it is still a far cry from being able to accommodate the Engineers & Architect Association’s 4,600 members and their potential plus ones. With that said, let’s get down to the specifics behind the tickets:

  • Tickets are available online on a first come, first served basis. Limit a maximum of 2 tickets per member.
  • There are three different tickets to choose from depending on your choice of entrée (see The Holiday Menu below).
  • Each ticket acts as your one and only entry into the EAA raffle ripe with a multitude of prizes. 
  • All ticket proceeds will go to charity. (See The Charities Involved below).


The Holiday Menu

The Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel has prepared a prix-fixe menu for our honored guests. At the time of purchase, you must choose one of the three savory entrée options below. 




Option #1

Braised Short Rib

Atlantic Salmon

Harvest Vegetable Medley

Fontina Whipped Potato with Mushroom Jus

Option #2

Braised Short Ribs

Roasted Jerk Chicken

Harvest Vegetable Medley

Fontina Whipped Potato with Merlot Reduction

Option #3

Cheese Stuffed Ravioli served with a Chardonnay Cream Sauce

Harvest Vegetable Medley

NOTE: Served with assorted rolls with sweet butter.


Crème brûlée

NOTE: Freshly brewed Starbucks® regular and decaffeinated coffee and select hot Tazo® teas.

Contact the Catering Concierge at the Sheraton Downtown Los Angeles Hotel if you have any questions regarding the menu: 213.488.3500 ext. 5

The Charities Involved

As mentioned earlier, all proceeds from ticket sales will go to charity. There is a slight twist however. Rather than benefit just one noble cause, why not spread the wealth. After all, every little bit helps. The money from ticket sales will be donated to five different non profits organizations. How the money is allocated is based solely upon which charity you circle on your ticket stub.

Below is a bit of background information behind the five non profit organizations, who stand to benefit from your generosity and holiday spirit: 

5c1b0df2-cd55-48cc-a7e3-2940d20b08a1Harbor Interfaith Services Inc.

Since 1975, Harbor Interfaith Services Inc. has worked tirelessly to empower the homeless and working poor of the South Bay communities to achieve self-sufficiency by providing support services, including but not limited to shelter and job placement. 

  • Awarded San Pedro’s 2013 Non-Profit Organization of the Year.
  • Assisted over 31,000 homeless and working poor in 2014 alone. 

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LAMDL LogoLos Angeles Metropolitan Debate League

Established in 2007, the LAMDL is a non-profit organization whose mission is to expand access to policy debate programming to students from LAUSD schools.

  • For five years running, every LAMDL high school senior has passed CAHSEE.
  • In 2014, 100% of those, who participated in the LAMDL, graduated from high school. More than 85% of that same group are now attending a four-year college.

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lacityp_026633LAPD Devonshire PALS

PALS has provided after school and weekend enrichment programs for at-risk children and teens that build positive relationships between youth and the LAPD.

  • Devonshire PALS has been serving the Greater San Fernando Valley area since 1970.
  • For the past 30 years, PALS has hosted an annual Toy Drive. Last year alone, they handed out more than 900 gifts to children.

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12729064_10153455471472194_8896592544684614264_nCenter For Assault Treatment Services

C.A.T.S. is the only 24/7, all ages program dedicated to helping victims of sexual abuse and assault in the San Fernando and the Santa Clarita Valleys.

  • Since 1997, C.A.T.S. has treated nearly 1,000 children and adult victims each year. 
  • Applies state-of-the-art technology to identify domestic and sexual abuse and bring perpetrators to justice. 

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urlProyecto Pastoral at C. Dolores Mission

Proyecto Pastoral is a non-profit organization intent on addressing and breaking the cycle of poverty affecting the community of the Boyle Heights District of East Los Angeles.

  • Proyecto Pastoral has been championing the disenfranchised since 1986.
  • Proyecto Pastoral serves approximately 2,500 individuals on an annual basis and operates five community-based programs.

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