For the unfortunate, spending hours at a holiday party with coworkers they're not fond of is a harsh reality come December.
For the LA tech employee, it's a time to cut loose from the pressures of startup life with the people they love to spend the day with.
We spoke with six LA startups about how they celebrated the holidays and rewarded their employees' hard work in 2015:
ChowNow took over a beachfront mansion overlooking Santa Monica Pier for their annual Christmas party. Equipped with poker tables and open bars, employees spent the evening dancing and enjoying catered meals from C&O Trattoria.
As talent and culture coordinator Briana Darensburg put it, "There's only one day a year where Omazers trade in jeans and flannel for dresses and bow ties — the annual Omaze Holiday Party!"
The entire Omaze team and their plus ones celebrated the season with a live band, photo booth and a few open bars.
From potlucks to parties, LegalZoom makes sure to end the year with a bang. Throughout December, Zoomers organize gift exchanges and holiday meals among their close-knit teams capped off by the company's annual holiday party.
This year’s celebration was held at The Library at The Redbury in Hollywood. Employees enjoyed food and drinks catered by Cleo before hitting the dance floor. The party culminates in a raffle led by the LegalZoom executive team and co-founders, They hand out amazing prizes such as trips to the Dominican Republic and Lamborghini driving sessions.