For general questions about the Winter Bash (or holiday hats) celebration at the end of the year. Please consider using the year-specific variation, e.g. [winter-bash-2018] if it's solely about this year's edition of Winter Bash.
Winter Bash is a special celebration that typically runs from mid-December until early January each year. Users who participate earn hats for their avatars via various acts on Stack Exchange sites.
Here's a sample of user avatars wearing hats:
- Winter Bash 2012 promotion page
- Winter Bash 2013 promotion page
- Winter Bash 2014 promotion page
- Winter Bash 2015 promotion page
- Winter Bash 2016 promotion page
- Winter Bash 2017 promotion page
- Winter Bash 2018 live page
- Is there a simple page, “What is Winter Bash, and what's all this about hats”? Can we have one?