It's almost time for Winter Bash 2015!
The last few years, Stack Exchange has run a holiday event called Winter Bash! It's a fun little event where users collect "hats" that you can wear on your avatars by doing various things (post on a certain day, get a question to a certain score, and things like that).
Each year, they ask us if we'd like to participate. The last few years we had a lot of fun with it, so I'm assuming we'll want to participate again this year! :-) The event will start on December 14, 2015, and it'll run until January 3, 2016. After that, the hats we've earned will all disappear.
Of course, if everyone suddenly decided they hated hats, we could opt out, but that doesn't seem very likely. So, unless the community objects . . .
Hats are coming again soon! :-)
(Note: Users who don't want to see hats will be able to click a button labeled "I hate hats".)