MSN’s Top 10 Holiday Event Guide

Santa SurfTis’ the season to be merry, get out your winter gloves and head out about the town. But where does one find all the happening holiday events without driving through neighborhood after neighborhood checking out lights and inflatable holiday figures (some of which is way over the top IMO)? MSN Cityguides provides a list with some of the top 10 places to go across the country to get into the spirit of the season. Events range from parades to tree lightings and other gnarly sights like Deck the Palms in San Diego, CA where Santa ditches the sleigh and comes cruising in for photo opportunities on his speed boat. That could be groovy, I suppose. Of all the events listed in major U.S. cities the only one you’ll probably find me shivering while oohing and aahing over is the Macy’s State Street Holiday Windows. I’ll be spending half of my holiday season in Chicago and since I’ve never done the full-blown tourist thing – why not?

Know of a cool event taking place in your neck of the woods? Let us know.