December has begun and we have lots in store for you this holiday season, including our annual snowball fight, exclusive premium gift, swag for all, the magic of Winter Wonderland, SL Christmas Expo, and more!
WINTER WONDERLAND IS OPEN
Winter Wonderland is back in all its beautiful glory with interactive fun that you won’t want to miss! Start your adventure in the Village of Lights, then make your way to snowboarding, snowmobiling, ice-skating, and of course, the snowball fight arena. These activities are more fun with friends - so grab your besties and plan to spend a few hours catching everything that Winter Wonderland has to offer. If you’re in the mood for something a bit quieter after all that running around, take a breathtaking trip on the Ferris Wheel and catch incredible views of the twinkling lights and shimmery snow. (You may be prompted to opt in to the Winter Wonderland experience in order to participate in the activities - be sure to read and accept the experience.)
LINDEN & RESIDENT SNOWBALL FIGHT
‘Tis the season for some snow-slinging shenanigans at the Winter Wonderland Snowball Fight Arena.
Get your warm clothes and throwing arms ready - it’s time for a Lindens and Residents snowball fight! This snowball showdown means you're free to pelt your fellow Second Life Residents and Lindens with a bevy of sparkling snowballs - launched fresh from the snow-arsenal available at the arena.
The battles take place on Friday, December 17th from 10am to 11am PT and then again from 2pm to 3pm PT. Spots are limited, so be sure to get there early to grab your free snow launching weaponry from the vendors around the arena.
Mark your calendars, assemble your dream squad, and be there!
WINTER SWAGINATOR HUNT
The Swaginator is back with seasonal gifts for everyone! Pick up and attach your Swaginator HUD, and follow the clues in local chat to find each of the four exclusive Linden Bears, handcrafted for this special occasion!
NEW WINTER PREMIUM GIFT
Premium members - we have something special for you - a limited and exclusive Premium-Only gift that’s sure to delight and add a little extra holiday charm to your inworld adventures. Drop by one of the Premium Gift kiosks and take it for a whirl!
Included, you’ll find a Premium Member Token and Premium Member Token HUD, which are the keys to Premium Only snowball weapons at the Snowball Fight arena in Winter Wonderland. The HUD will give you access to some upgraded snow arsenal. Remember to attach your HUD at the arena to access and rez your snow-slinging artillery.
Get your Premium Gift at one of the Premium Gift kiosks inworld - before they disappear!
THE 11TH ANNUAL SL CHRISTMAS EXPO TO BENEFIT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
This year’s SL Christmas Expo is bursting with bright and merry delights - all for supporting the American Cancer Society and the fight against childhood cancer. From December 3rd through the 14th enjoy many holiday activities at the expo and donate for a good cause!
Linden Lab has also joined in on the fun! Watch out for these Linden-themed activities at the expo:
- Vote (by donation to a special ACS Christmas Expo Kiosk) for your favorite decorated Linden Home at the annual Lights of Hope Home Decorating Contest.
- Pose with Santa Patch and his Molelves! A very special opportunity to pose for a picture with our VP of Product Operations, Patch Linden, and his team of Molelves - on Friday, December 10th from 12pm to 3pm PT, in the main SL Christmas Expo region!
- New theme of Linden Homes will be revealed on Monday, December 6th -> watch this space!
- A new Limited Edition Christmas Item -> Patch on a shelf, available here.
Head over to discover the magic of the holiday season and the joy of giving!
2021 HOLIDAY SHOP & HOP
The 2021 Holiday Shop & Hop returns on December 8th with 240+ participating Merchants across 12 regions. Your guide to the Shop & Hop, including early access, can be found here: https://second.life/2021HolidayShopHop
WINTER ATTRACTIONS ON THE DESTINATION GUIDE
If you’re looking for even more winter activities, there’s already close to 100 wintery themed locations in the Winter Attractions category on the Destination Guide. We’re adding new regions daily, so if you have a spot you’d like to invite other Residents to explore, make sure to check out the submission guidelines and submit yours today!
Wishing a safe and happy holiday season to everyone in our virtual community!