Here in my local area, we have an event aimed at IT people during the holidays called ITpalooza. Now in it's third year, this event aims to bring together the various user groups and professional associations, along with vendors and recruiters, and have various speakers.
ITpalooza 2014 will be held December 4th at Nova Southeastern University. It runs all day, with speakers, training, fun stuff and more.
Check out the website. The event is FREE.