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Photos: How to spend Christmas in Second Life

Go for a skate or hang out with Father Christmas...
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Go for a skate or hang out with Father Christmas...

Once the presents have been opened and Christmas dinner devoured, many tech-minded people may have the urge to get online and see what's going on in cyberspace - and Second Life could well be one of their ports of call.

Bearing this in mind, silicon.com has trawled through the virtual world to find what festive fun you'll be able to have if you pay a visit.

As you would expect, you can buy various souvenirs and decorations to give your virtual land a Christmas twist (above).

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Or you could buy a Christmas tree to give your part of Second Life a festive feel. As you can see there's a pretty wide range to choose from at this Christmas market.

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And after all that retail therapy what about going for a skate? This island lets you wander onto the ice then select different skate routines for your avatar. Select your routine then sit back and admire your avatar's triple salchow.

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Alternatively you could give your avatar a festive twist with a free Christmas hat or if you have some Linden dollars to spare, you could invest in a full Santa costumer or dress up as an elf.

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And if your Christmas presents were a bit of a bust this year, you could pay Father Christmas and tell him what you really wanted to see in your stocking.

The Family Park and Playground includes Father Christmas' Gingerbread house where you can hang out with the man himself.

Image credit: Tim Ferguson/silicon.com

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