Massively's 2011 winter holiday event roundup

DC Universe Online
The winter holiday season is well underway, both in and out of game. Many schools, businesses, and communities are preparing to take a little time off to enjoy the holidays, and here at Massively, we want to make sure you don't miss a single in-game party.

We've been rounding up all the details on celebrations happening in our favorite MMOs, combining them into a handy guide. Follow along after the jump for your map to all of the can't-miss MMO winter holiday events for 2011!
Age of Conan: A Bloody Solstice
Winter is upon us, and so is the Winter Solstice, the turning of the sun. This event has been celebrated by most of the northern Hyborian nations for countless generations, and this year is no different. Aesir and even the bloodthirsty, conquering Vanir gather around their campfires, each in their own ancient feasting grounds, to hail the winter moon with drink, song and dance.
Aika: Winter Play for Rewards
Aika Online is kicking off the holidays with a bang! Thousands of dollars in prizes and swag are up for grabs this season, including top-tier gaming gear and hundreds of rare in-game prizes. Celebrate with Aika and enjoy more events and updates than ever before!
Aion: Solorius
All good little Daevas have probably noticed that Shulacks sneaked in during maintenance last week and upgraded the capital cities with festive decorations, nyerk. Today, you get to celebrate the beginning of the Solorius, the most joyful time of the year. It's also the best time to get and give gifts, akakak!
Anarchy Online's holiday season
Well, the weather outside may be frightful, but on Rubi-Ka, it's just delightful! Winter comes rolling in once again, and that can only mean one thing: It's the holiday season in Anarchy Online!
Castle Empire: Christmas Event
Christmas is coming! Don we now our shiny armor to deck the halls with blades and mead. You can read all about this in-game holiday event on the Castle Empire Forums.
Champions Online: A Fool's Errand
'Tis the season for spreading good will and good cheer, and to celebrate the holidays, The Toymaster's here! He stands with his toys in Renaissance Center, with missions and presents for all who will enter. This year the season has a sinister addition, as Black Harlequin starts up his own Yule tradition. His holidays are all about grand escapades... but this one may leave our heroes dismayed.
City of Heroes: Winter Event
Just in time for the holidays, winter has arrived in Paragon City, the Rogue Isles, and even Praetoria.
Clone Wars Adventures: Life Day
Wookiee Life Day, more commonly referred to as just Life Day, is a celebration originally started on Kashyyyk, home of the Wookiees. Life Day is one of the most important customs celebrated by Wookiees. On this day, extended Wookiee families gather and celebrate a day of joy and harmony as promised by the Tree of Life.
Dark Age of Camelot: Midwinter
The Midwinter Festival is about to start in all three realms. This is a time for hearth and home and bright and merry decorations! Come see this year's celebrations at your realm's festival grounds. Tavern Keepers everywhere have decorated their buildings with traditional adornments.
DarkEden: Christmas Stocking Hunt/Reign in Rudolf
Monsters throughout Eslania have stolen pieces of Christmas stockings. Through December 26th, players can collect the pieces from their vanquished foes to earn a gift box. Furthermore, Rudolf has run off to Eslania with a bag of Christmas gifts. Players who catch him will receive a Christmas gift box from the bag.
DC Universe Online: Holiday events
The holidays are upon us, and DCUO is ready to celebrate! Citizens of Metropolis and Gotham City are dressing up and decorating both cities, and you're all invited to join in on the fun.
Digimon Masters Online: Christmas Event
Santa was delivering presents to children around the world when he was attacked by monsters and had to make an emergency landing. He is requesting help. Go to the Dats Center, listen to his story, and help Santa!
Dragon Nest: Scarlet Snow
Head to Saint's Haven and explore two new nests and dungeons, hop aboard all-new mounts, and of course, take the time to soak up the seasonal decorations, events, and costumes. After all, slicing your way through crowds of flesh-hungry monsters is what the holiday season is all about!
Elsword: Christmas
Santa Chloe wants to know if you've been good all year. We hear she plans to hang out in Elrios, so keep an eye out for her. Have fun with our special Christmas events for two weeks starting December 14th.
EverQuest II: Frostfell
Frostfell is a Deepice celebration whose origins are shrouded in mystery. It is widely thought that the festival was started by a demigod who hid gifts of food and other goodies for the citizens of Norrath. No one knows exactly when the tradition first began, but over the years it has developed into a holiday celebrated by all Norrathians.
Final Fantasy XIV: Starlight Celebration
High above the Twelveswood, the raven circles, evermore seeking out truth hidden amongst the shadows of the trees. In today's edition, field correspondent Oliver Goodfellow reports from the hamlet of Hyrstmill, where a quaint foreign festival appears to have taken the place of the Starlight Celebration.
Guild Wars: Wintersday
It's time for Wintersday, that joyous time of year when towns glimmer with festive decor, vendors offer seasonal treats, and the hearts of Tyrians everywhere are filled with goodwill.
Hellgate Global: 12 days of Christmas
In this event, players are tasked with hunting a specific item for each day of the 12 Days of Christmas. The quantity and type of items to be hunted will differ each day. Players can expect big rewards for each task they complete.
Jagged Alliance: Wish For a Weapon
It is Christmas time, and you can make a wish to Santa; however, this is the slightly less-known and more feared Santa Claws, so he has a special offer for you: Wish for a weapon of your choice to be added to the JAO Shop.
League of Legends: Snowdown Showdown
Summoners! It's Snowdown season here in Valoran, which makes it the perfect time for a very special Let it Snow version of the Summoner's Showcase. We've got all kinds of special, fan-made treats to help get you in the spirit of the season, so we hope you're ready to celebrate!
RIFT: Fae Yule
Fae Yule is the latest RIFT world event, and though it's more festive than a terrifying invasion, it's no less epic in scope or reward! Ascended are invited to celebrate the passing of winter and the freedom of the Fae.
Rosh Online: Help Santa/Christmas box giveaway
For every three hours of playtime, users will receive a gift box containing a random item, such as the rare Snow Tiger mount or Christmas Candy that adds a 10% attack and speed buff. In addition, Santa will appear as an NPC in the in-game town of Berneo to present players with a special quest. Adventurers with the holiday spirit can collect Christmas stockings from monsters they defeat to earn special gifts.
Runes of Magic: Snowflake Festival
The winter is coming. As the icy winds gust in from the North, the citizens of Taborea are wrapping up warm to prepare for a bitter winter. In Varanas, the local gossip is that this Christmas could be the coldest in over a decade. There are even rumors about sightings of giant Snowmen approaching the city, although it's probably just a far-fetched fairytale.
Star Trek Online: Q's Winter Wonderland
Your mortal holidays are so confusing. Veneration of trees and candles, sulfur baths, something involving peppermint and socks hung on a fireplace... I find it mystifying why you must wrap so much ritual into a simple celebration!
Super Hero Squad Online: Winter Holidays
The winter holidays have arrived in Super Hero City! Enjoy the season in the Daily Bugle and Baxter gameworld zones, with holiday presents and decorations, singing carolers, an awesome sleigh ride, and a very different kind of Santa!
Warhammer Online: Keg's End
The wheel of the seasons has turned, ushering out the sun's last warmth with bitter blasts of northern winds. As snow creeps down to block mountain passes and lock the Warhammer world in the icy talons of winter, the citizens of the Old World raise their mugs high; the time of Keg's End is at hand.
WindSlayer 2: Holiday event
Starting Thursday, December 22nd, players visiting any village will be greeted with falling snow. That's not the only perk this Christmas season; through Wednesday, January 10th, players can click on Christmas trees located throughout towns to receive stockings that contain random items.
Wizard101: Yuletide Festival
Felix Navidad has kicked off the Wizard101 Yuletide Festival, bringing new holiday items for sale, special events, promotions, and giveaways.
World of Warcraft: Feast of Winter Veil
While enjoying a freshly nutmegged cup of nogg and crunching on a crumbly cookie or two, be sure to visit Great-father Winter in Ironforge if you're Alliance or Great-father Winter in Orgrimmar if you're Horde. While there, you'll find a few treats and surely a few tasks to take on as well.
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