It’s the holiday season and VentureBeat threw a party. We love getting together with our friends and readers to have a few drinks, take some weird pictures, and celebrate a year of tech news.

VentureBeat has gone through a bunch of changes in the past twelve months, from opening up a New York office to hiring our chief revenue officer Ken Beach. It has been a great year and we are continuing to grow as we head into 2013. In fact, check out our latest call for a sales account coordinator.

We want to send out a big thank you to Orange who sponsored our party and to Redg Snodgrass who helped us coordinate the event. And the events don’t end here. We’ve got our conferences coming up including Mobile Summit, our invite-only mobile event, in April and MobileBeat in July.

One of our big changes to come in 2013 is a new take on our GamesBeat conference. We’re separating it from MobileBeat to focus on games alone at the end of October. We hope to see all your gaming faces there.

Thanks to everyone who came to the party, we’re glad to see all your tipsy faces. For all those at home who didn’t get to come to the event, we present you with a photographic account of the evening:

Holiday party images via Michael O’Donnell