(Courtesy of Broadway Cares.org)

Forget about sweaters, eau de parfum and books this year, buy the General Hospital fan on your list a date with some of his (yes men are GH fans, too!) or her favorite residents of Port Charles.

Most of the venues for fan events are in the heart of some pretty cool cities (like Dallas, in the case of Tyler Christopher’s March event). Nearby shopping and restaurants add to the get-away and offer something to do in case, a traveling companion isn’t exactly a soap fan. (What? You mean some people aren’t soap fans?)