As the holiday season draws closer, the creators of the Second Life community are already celebrating with fantastic festive events and several snow-filled sims that are only viewable through this holiday season. There are over 80 winter-themed attractions to visit in the Destination Guide -- so grab your mittens and get ready to explore these hot (or should we say “cold”) spots before the snow melts!
One of the biggest highlights this season is our annual Holiday Shop & Hop event, held through Jan. 1. This exclusive event features special discounts and free giveaways from about 60 participating merchants!
There’s also the annual Snowball Fight, held TODAY (Dec. 15) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join us in the Snowball Fight Arena and prepare to get pummeled!
One of our favorites this season is The Dickens Project, a tribute to the works of Charles Dickens presented by Seanchai Library. There are several live performances scheduled this month including readings of “A Christmas Carol” and Christmas caroling!
Looking for something a bit different? Check out the Winter’s Hollow fashion event, which brings together several top designers for a seasonal event with a bit of a darker edge. In addition to shopping, participants can look around the event grounds to seek out the lavender snowflakes to find special hunt prizes. SL blogger Astara Lovecraft recently toured the sim and filed this video report with highlights:
Another fan favorite this holiday season is The Forest’s Winter Wonderland. Jump on the trolley cart and explore this snowy sim -- or take a sneak peek in the video below.
...and, of course, there’s much more to explore! Here’s a few more spots that we added to the Destination Guide this week.
Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit your spot via web form. Also, don’t forget to share your Second Life pictures with our official Second Life Flickr — where we select our Pic of the Day features.
Have you updated your Place Page yet? In addition to the Destination Guide, Place Pages are a way for creators to share their unique destinations in Second Life — including 360-degree photos! Our featured Place Page this week is Sil’s Project Corner.