Shedoesthecity writers are currently scattered across the country! From a small fishing village in BC to St. John’s, Newfoundland, we’ve dispersed to enjoy a much needed break with family and friends. On January 2nd we will be back with fresh and exciting content for the new year. Until then, there is a ton happening to keep you busy and having fun over the holiday stretch.

Some Toronto event highlights:

Dec 26 – Dec 30th: What’s In the Box concert series at The Drake Hotel
The Drake has programmed an awesome lineup of DJs and local acts for nonstop boxing week dance parties. This annual event is the bomb.
Dec 28th: Shedoesthecity hosts Stay Golden: Holiday Hangover Edition at The Gladstone Hotel
Shake off that fruitcake at our classic rock dance mess. Join us!

Dec 29th: Women’s Arm Wrestling For Charity at 751 Queen Street West
Flex your muscles and join the rowdy crowd down at Room 751 for a night to remember.

Jan 31st: Shedoesthecity presents Voyeur NYE
We’re hosting the biggest and best NYE party at The Great Hall with Azari and III! Get yer tix before they sell out!

Jan 31st: Shedoesthecity’s NYE Guide
We believe in offering you tons of options. Here are 37 other great NYE bashes for your consideration.

If you prefer to brew some tea and lounge by the fire, here are some great holiday reads to keep you enthralled and entertained:

Grown Ass Woman’s Guide to: The biggest night of your entire goddamn life
Oh, our Monica Heisey is pretty hilarious. Here’s how to make your NYE a total gong show.

How women North of 60 celebrate NYE
We talk to some writers and friends in Yellowknife. Life is very different up there.

Lonely and heartbroken for the holidays? You’re not alone.
Been there. Done that. Advice from Jen Kirsch on how to handle the holidays as a newly single woman.

Dealing with big change or loss this holiday season.
Haley Cullingham got great advice from the professionals on how to tackle this tough time of year.

A bathtub playlist for when you/re feeling melancholy.
Tyler Yank created this moody playlist that is best absorbed when you are in a sudsy clawfoot tub aglow by candlelight.

Dreaming of Peter Mansbridge?
Kirthan Aujlay writes a love letter to the longstanding CBC anchorman.

Want to watch a bizarre Christmas video we made?
Jen and Becca are experimenting with a new web series. Enjoy.

Is 2013 the year for massive change?
Dana Puddicombe flipped her life and moved to Newfoundland. An inspiring read for anyone.

New Year’s Resolution: Let’s all stop being so self-critical.
Woman, learn how to take a compliment! And stop being so harsh to yourself. Tess Degenstein examines modesty in our modern age.

We wish you a magical holiday and can’t wait to kick off the new year with inspiring stories we think you’ll love.

We will return, rejuvenated and refreshed, on January 2nd, 2013.