Geko confirmed a while ago that the Chel Grett will be back for this winter only, alongside a new ship. This is so the people who didn't get it last year before they moved to the event reputation way of doing things can start the project and get the ship through that.
As for what the new ship will be, no clue. I somehow doubt it'll be Breen. Possibly Hirogen what with the storyline pushing us more toward the Delta Quadrant in earnest.
I suspect it will probably be the same for the most part, do the race everyday for the ship.
Hopefully the trick where you turn into a targ and do the race with no opponent still works lol.
considering the severe differences between the first and second Winter events, I disagree.
the first one had no snowball wars, sure it was fun and all, but it didn't have the same level of interactivity.
Boots became a permanent item
PvP ice race was added
new color of Nanopulse [Pur]
snowguns were added
the pavilion didn't exist the first time and everyone had to rezone out of the event for bank access
so yeah... But, I am really wondering what race of ship will be the new one. the first two events had ships from different races.