SafeChain Holiday Week 2018

Monday, Dec 3 through Sunday, Dec 9

Join us in Columbus, Ohio December 3rd through December 9th for a special Holiday Week at the SafeChain HQ! This webpage is your one-stop shop for action items, itineraries, and information about the event - major updates will be announced so you can stay up-to-date.

For US based employees not currently in Columbus (Lili, Ian, and Nandini), we are very excited to invite you to spend the week with us, with your +1s! Hotel, flights, and transportation information will be sent to you in the coming days.

Unless otherwise noted, events listed below are for employees only so as to minimize distractions and acknowledge our limited space in the office.

Questions? Reach out to the Party People (Rachel, Pam, and McNamara) in the #people channel or 1:1.


Monday, December 3rd

5:30pm Happy Hour Drinks (+1s welcome) @ TBA
Location TBA, first round on us.

Tuesday, December 4th

10am Hol-a-palooza @ SafeChain HQ
Bring in a shareable dish, baked goods, snacks, and treats to share with the team. Either flex your cooking skills or bring in your favorite from-the-store holiday treat.

10am Brunch & Learn @ Commons
Om-nom-nom on the Hol-a-palooza treats for lunch, and then join us for a Brunch & Learn (speakers welcome to apply - reach out to McNamara if you want to share something with the org)

Wednesday, December 5th

8:30am All Hands @ Commons
Since we’ll be together, we’re moving the All Hands so that we can catch up on what’s up together.

Thursday, December 6th

9am Ugly Sweater Day @ SafeChain HQ
Wear your favorite ugly sweater. Front teeth optional.

3:30pm Hot Drinks and Secret Santas @ Commons
Whether or not you sign up to participate in the Secret Santa (details and how to play are to the right), join us for mulled wine, tispy eggnog, and other winter-inspired drinks. If you are playing Secret Santa, we’ll go around and make guesses as to who you think your Secret Santa was.

Friday, December 7th

6pm - 10pm The Main Event @ Via Vecchia (+1s welcome!)
Getting there: We will provide $25 Lyft vouchers to-and-from the events this evening. Limited parking will be available if you end up needing to drive, but we encourage you to be responsible.

What: Heavy hors d'oeuvre (probably not necessary to eat before), open top-shelf bar, dancing, friends, and holiday spirit. Build your own special gift area.

Attire: SafeChain Formal (Jeans, blazers, dancin' shoes, dress to impress and be comfortable)

11pm - ??? The After Party @ TBA (+1s and friends welcome!)
Details TBA.

Saturday, December 8th

Recover day, no events planned

Sunday, December 9th

NEW 1:30pm - 3:30pm Chiller Easton Ice Skating
Join us for some tricks on the ice. Family, friends, and spectators welcome. This is an open skate.

Join us in Secret Santa!

  1. Sign up to play (Registration closes Tuesday, Nov 27 at noon!)

  2. Tuesday, Nov 27 afternoon, you’ll receive your secret assignment:

    1. Aim to spend no more than $25

    2. Buy them something fun that matches their interests or makes you think of them

    3. Avoid killing them by acknowledging their allergies

  3. During the Holiday Week, sneakily get your gift to your person - let them know it’s from their secret santa, but try to keep your identity a secret! Include a clue that lets them know who you might be.

  4. On Thursday, we’ll meet together in Commons and talk about the gifts we got and make guesses as to who you think got you it. Either way, we’ll have eggnog and mulled wine so it’ll be fun.

Friday’s private party will be at Via Vecchia in the Brewery District.

Friday’s private party will be at Via Vecchia in the Brewery District.