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How much have you explored the Second Life Destination Guide? If you haven’t yet spent some time looking it over, there is no time like the present to get started. It’s a one-stop shop for nearly every kind of event you can dream of.

Our editorial team reviews tons of submissions, organizing them neatly into easy-to-navigate categories that make your life easier. Just take a look and you’ll find something new and exciting to explore.

In addition, we like to highlight just as few of the spots we stumble upon while looking through submissions and adding to the Guide. Below, you will find some place we think you might enjoy so check them out!

If your Second Life creation is missing from the Destination Guide, drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com  or submit your spot via form. Don’t forget to take loads of pics and share them on our official Second Life Flickr.

See you inworld, Residents!

BURN2 Fire Moon

The first New Moon of 2017 will be on the 27th of January, which coincides with the Chinese New Year on the 28th, bringing in the Year of the Fire Rooster. And thus we arrive at the theme for the latest art event at BURN2 Fire Moon! Held Jan. 27-29.

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Emerald Caverns Love Tunnel Ride

Take a quiet boat ride through a fantasy inspired cavernous love tunnel ride. This romantic attraction is filled with glowing plants, flowers, and jeweled wonders.

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The Best Is Yet To Come

The Best Is Yet To Come from Gacha Good Events, held through Feb. 15, features over 100 gachas and a variety of merchants across the grid. Discover a variety of gifts and decor for Valentine's Day and shop 'til you drop!

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Love in London City

Celebrate the joy and passion of Love in London City. A month-long celebration of the heart with nightly events, weekly concerts and special attractions centered around Valentines Day. The event runs through February, visit mainlandlondon.blogspot.co.uk to learn more.

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The Mid-Winter Full Perm Fair

The Mid-Winter Full Perm Fair, held through February 13th, features the top full perm creators in SL. Participants are displaying and selling their latest and specially-reduced fair exclusives in all categories. Whether you are shopping for your store or just starting one, you will find a big selection of full perm creations waiting so that you can transform your creative ideas into your own saleable products.

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The Drakensberg Mountains

A Second Life creation of a range of mountains in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Visit a small mountain chapel, which is a free venue for weddings. Relax in the Zulu huts and listen to the sounds of nature or soft romantic music. Climb to the roof of the world and watch as the sunrise fires up the mountain dawn.

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[RAINS] Drift

Come wander, explore or hang out with friends at this photogenic spot designed by Soda Sullivan and Karma Avedon.

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Russian Universe

Visit Russian Universe, a social spot for Russian-speaking culture and community in Second Life. Don't miss the many international creative activities and events held here, including concerts, clubs, theaters, shops and more.

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Emerald Crystal Golf Course

Join SL golfers from around the globe at Emerald. Play and laugh with friends new and old as you immerse yourself in this realistic environment. The time-honored sport is re-created with traditional greens and landscaping. It's a great first date!

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Faith's Cafe

Faith's Music Cafe is where the music never stops. They play all sorts of music -- from classic rock to Top 40 hits.

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Hard Rock Garage

Live music is everywhere at this active biker venue, which features hard rock deejays, performances and more.

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Bouvier Jazz Ballroom

Enjoy some jazz music and live performers on this picturesque New Orleans-themed sim.

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Bavarian Rock N Blues

Bavarian Rock N Blues is home all forms of music, including rock, classic rock, blues, pop and more.

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When it’s cold and raining outside, it’s nice to curl up with a cup of hot tea and relax, but sometimes you can get a little case of cabin fever and long for a nice stroll through sun-dappled meadows or a crisp glide across an ice-skating rink to stretch those virtual muscles! That’s where Second Life and the Destination Guide can help!

There is no shortage of experiences to enjoy all over the grid, no matter what you’re in the mood for. Our editorial team keeps great track of some of the newest spots and pulls together this list for you so that you can spend more time inworld taking pics and sharing them on our official Second Life Flickr.

If your Second Life creation is missing from the Destination Guide, drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com  or submit your spot via form.

Now, grab a cup of tea and come inworld where it’s warm and cozy!

The Hell´s Heaven 2.0

Welcome to Hell's Heaven 2.0! Stay awhile...let this world refresh your soul and melt your worries away. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of music and landscape and explore this flooded and cloudy world of changing scenery between canyon and swamp.

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Burning by Cica Ghost

Time is the fire in which we burn. - Dr. Soron

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Devin 1 & 2

Welcome to Devin, a photographic hotspot where you will find a forest, desert, beach and many chill places. Friends of nature and photographers will want to explore this evocative location.

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Big Data Goes to Bonestedt

Go inside and lose your data in this joint art exhibition from Moewe Winkler and ChapTer Kronfeld. Limit values ​​become a one-way street of communication in "Big Data," while "Bonestedt" is a fictitious place...difficult to find, often mirrored with and a strange nothingness behind.

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Ashemi

Ashemi is situated in the heart of a thriving city. It has areas of beauty but also spaces of urban decay and disregard. Bask in the glow of the city neons or spend time with friends in the enchanted garden area. Ashemi truly is a spectacular photogenic sim with more than its fair share of mystery and wonders.

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An Uncertain Destiny

Tired of endless snow and ice? How about rain .....endless rain Maybe solve a puzzle or two? Visit a prince or hang out in the gardener's cottage, find a tunnel, discover some stones. There's lush vegetation, and places to find for afternoon tea or a hot snack...and there's atmosphere - there's a LOT of atmosphere .

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Valentine on Ice

Rebel Yell Concerts presents "Valentine on Ice." Bring your special one and enjoy the many romantic spots here. Plan a dinner at one of the valentine-themed restaurants, rent a romantic cabin or meet your loved one at the cozy winery. Have fun with awesome Tribute Concerts then participate in one of many winter activities and tours.

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Existence in Balance

Jennifer May Carlucci is inspired by the creation of our Earth and the offering of our planet into the physical universe. "Existence in Balance" shows Earth being created and how we humans are part of this process.

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Earth Alliance Green Community

This limited-time build is a salute to the need for us to all live "green"' and utilize technology while protecting our heritage as protectors of our planet Earth.

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Sur La Mer

Come explore the sandy beaches of Sur La Mer. Ride the giant coaster that reaches out over the ocean or paddle a boat down the river and through the waterfalls. Surf, play, or just relax on these peaceful shores.

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Time Station Zenobia

The last of the ancient time stations built by a race of time travelers. Zenobia is one of the major hubs of roleplay for the time travel fans of the "Dr Who" series. Visit this region-sized station, and one of the biggest of its kind in Second Life.

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Berg by Nordan Art

Berg by Nordan Art is showing the installation Penumbra by Meilo Minotaur and CapCat Ragu, as well as the exhibit lacromioare by Huckleberry Hax through the end of March 2017. For optimal experience of Penumbra, use region WL London 2026 and turn up your sound. Gift avatars are available at landing.

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Luvsick Social Forest Hangout

Luvsick Social Forest Hangout is a place to gather and socialize with your friends (or friends of friends) in a beautiful forest atmosphere. There are games, a clubhouse, club area and social tent. This is a place you can go with no judgment and a great way to meet new friends.

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Love is in the air - Calling all Merchants! We’re putting together a little inworld shopping event around the theme of Valentine’s Day and we want you to submit your brand!

If you would like to be considered for this event - please fill out this form before Tuesday, January 17th. We will select participants from the submissions and get in touch with you with all of the details.

The event will run from February 1st through the 14th, and while we are not asking for an exclusive item, we are asking that your items be offered at a discount of at least 20% for the duration of the event.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in - fill out the form and let us know!

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The Destination Guide is always full of great suggestions for you to visit, broken out into categories to make finding something to do or somewhere to visit super simple.

There’s art, music, clubs, hunts, shopping, romance, and more to be had across the grid and our editors have selected a handful of newer spots to put on your radar. Drop by and see what other Residents have been busy creating inworld, and share your pics on our official Second Life Flickr.

If your Second Life creation is missing from the Destination Guide, drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com  or submit your spot via form.

Now, let’s login and get to enjoying Second Life!

 

One Caress

One Caress is a partially flooded landscape inspired by the eponymous Depeche mode song. The rainy, dark and cloudy.sim is designed especially for atmospheric and moody photography. A minor section (located on a platform up in the air) is dedicated to an equally rainy Japanese city landscape.

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Once Upon a Fairytale

With landscapes brought to life by creative designer Danii Lyric, every design at Cape Juniper is built with artistic creation in mind. Come explore the current installment "Once Upon a Fairytale," a whimsical fantasyland with scenery inspired by fairy and folk tales of our childhood.

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Know Your Poe Hunt

How well do you know your Poe? There are 12 different hunt items that each represent something from a work by Edgar Allen Poe hidden throughout Botanica Botanical Gardens. A fun and educational hunt with clues, wiki and web links to help brush up you Poe or introduce you to the master of the mystery and macabre.

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Music Through the Ages

From Chuck Berry to Metallica or from Dolly Parton to Miley Cyrus, this event showcases some of the best music that we all love. Visit the Music Hall of Fame with areas showcasing music as well as a tribute highlighting artist and groups with a special effort made to honor the legends that left us in 2016. Check out virtuallondons.com for more info.

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Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare

Welcome to the Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare. The goal is to educate the public about the history of the use of nuclear weapons in the larger context of the Cold War.

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Woodland County

Woodland County is a place for community roleplay for police, fire, health services, crime, justice, traffic authority and much more as the community grows. Woodland County also provides a place you can call home, start a business, make friends and many places to sit back and relax, chill and enjoy.

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Romance in the Stars

Romance in the Stars is a majestic and beautiful atmosphere with multiple genres of slow romantic tunes for your listening pleasure. Discover this paradise in the stars, perfect for creating those special moments or take a chance at meeting that special someone. Romance is always in the air and love is all around you at Romance in the Stars.

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Check out the Place Pages Beta!

by Community Manager on ‎01-11-2017 02:59 PM

Place Pages are a new feature aimed at making the huge variety of awesome places in Second Life easier to find by creating web pages for each inworld location that opts to show in search.

Today, we’re starting a beta for this feature. All regions and parcels that have elected to Show In Search now have an automatically generated Place Page that’s visible on the web, you can check them out and share them today! Places rated General will be visible to anyone, and those rated Mature or Adult will be subject to the usual Maturity controls.

We’re beta testing additional capabilities that will make Place Pages even better. Invited testers will have access to an admin panel that allows them to add a custom welcome message, place description, tag line, image, and video support to their place pages. That’s not all -  we’re working on other features like an events calendar, advertising parcels that are for sale/for rent, and more. Of course, all of the region/parcel stats like size, maturity rating, etc. will be available front and center too. After the testing period, we plan to roll these features out to everyone - so stay tuned!

For now, our beta is focused around customizing these pages, and planned future improvements include making sure these pages are optimized for search engines to be sure your inworld places can be easily found by people searching for relevant terms. Keep up with the most recent developments by checking out our public forum post on it. Thanks and enjoy!

Happy New Year to all of our Residents across the globe and grid! It’s hard to believe that we already have a week of 2017 under our belts, but the holiday celebrations didn’t slow down all the fun and incredible spaces from hitting the Destination Guide.

It seems that Santa may have had a little too much fun over the holidays you can help find him in the interactive Search for Santa from MadPea Productions. For those of you who are done with the holidays, it’s already Spring in London City. Head over to shake the snow off your coat and smell the flowers!

Drop by to check out these highlights and share the photographic evidence of your travels on our official Second Life Flickr.

Is your Second Life creation missing from the Destination Guide? If so, write us a note at editor@lindenlab.com  or please submit your spot via form.

Le Sixieme Sens

You are traveling in Tuscany, Italy and arrive on a plaza surrounded by old shops that give you a rustic feeling. Explore and discover a traditional market and vineyards, as well as a villa in this romantic, photogenic spot.

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OpeRaAnxiEty by JadeYu Fhang

Artist JadeYu Fhang invites you to explore the new full-sim art installation "OpeRaAnxiEty." More info at metalesmetaverse.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/operaanxiety-by-jadeyu-fhang

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U L T R A Events

U L T R A™ is a bi-monthly event featuring the best creators across the grid. The latest round of 45 elite designers offers a collection of exclusive fashion, home decor, skins and more. To optimize your shopping experience, there are boutiques from Kalback, Mina Hair, Come Soon Poses, Noir, Onyx, Dad Designs, Purple Poses, Letis Tattoo and Revoul.

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Binemust Winter Rock

Binemust is many things - choose any portal when you arrive to see the wonders - but to visit the icy rock, choose the portal to the platform. Here you will find snowy landscape and cosy interior with a twist. It's a great place to take photos.

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Masters Park Amusement Park

Come one, come all to Masters Park! SL's premier amusement park destination has returned -- bigger and better than ever! There are rides galore including games, Fish Hunt, coasters and more!

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Cedar Creek Township

Tucked within the mountains of Colorado sits the ever-bustling town of Cedar Creek, a family- and roleplay-friendly community in Second Life.

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Whiskey City

The clouds hang low over the city. The denizens move against the wind …the rain to get to their jobs …to their homes. The low life lurks in the shadows. One hurries down the street, trying not to glance down the alley. You hope what’s down there stays there … and doesn’t come out. Urban roleplay community with DCS combat. Part of the Smash sims

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Dixmix Gallery

Built by Megan Prumier and curated by Dixmix Source, Dixmix Gallery is a creative place dedicated to art, photography and music.

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Enchanted Ballroom

Walk down the enchanted pathway into the romantic Enchanted Ballroom. Set your environment to sunset and enjoy...

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Springtime in London City

After a harsh winter, the buds and blooms are back to life in London City. Enjoy a carefree visit to the spring gardens, bask in the sunshine and enjoy weekly concerts of a disco flavor at the outdoor amphitheater through January. More at mainlandlondon.blogspot.co.uk.

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The Yardsale Sponsored By Gacha Good

The Yardsale has a variety of items from creators across the grid including newer and retired gachas from past Arcade events. Come by and take a look and you will find everything from fashion to home decor. Happy shopping! Event ends Jan. 16.

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The Search for Santa

Christmas may be over, but the search for Santa continues! In this new holiday adventure from MadPea, use an ancient treasure map as your guide to follow the clues to find out the truth behind the legend. But watch out, sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. Available until January 31st.

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The year 2016 may be coming to a close, but the Second Life community is still cranking up the creativity! In the final week of the year, some inspiring spaces have started to pop up that you won’t want to miss!

Fans of accomplished artists Bryn Oh and Theda Tammas will likely devour their latest works to debut in Second Life, while fashionistas everywhere will appreciate the latest round of designs and fashions to discover in the shopping event InspirationSL.

Check out these highlights and more in the Destination Guide. You can also show off your favorite new year pics in the official Second Life Flickr.

Is your Second Life creation missing from the Destination Guide? If so, write us a note at editor@lindenlab.com  or please submit your spot via form.

Bryn Oh's The Hand

Bryn Oh's new artwork is the story of Flutter, a girl who has something precious in a suitcase and lives in a world of Sleepers. It is a continuation of Bryn Oh's many other award-winning narratives.

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The Cortege

Explore "The Cortege," a new art installation from Theda Tammas in Second Life. Located at the Blue Orange, this exhibition is inspired by "a procession where we vent our fears and sins," according to the artist. More info at bytheda.weebly.com.

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InspirationSL

InspirationSL is a unique, luxurious shopping event that is based on a different celebrity each round. With the slogan "Inspired by celebs. Made for SecondLife," participating designers take inspiration to offer you themed, exclusive designs that can be found nowhere else in SL.

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Eisa Colony and Nanite Systems

An American megacorporation has taken over an aging Soviet colony at the edge of the galaxy. What could possibly go wrong? Come explore the finer points of science fiction ethics in an imperfect alt-history utopia that adds a tropical blend to refresh the tired and weary cyberpunker's hard liquor, all built on the backs of tired colonists and their eager robotic successors. Your shuttle's waiting.

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Rixendale Funfair

Rixendale Funfair is full of rides and coasters for you and your friends to have a fun time in. Discover several spots to explore and enjoy including games like bowling, battle-tanks, paintball and many more.

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Shadow Island

Welcome to Shadow Island, where the impossible is reality. Venture around this Mystical realm, Mingle with Lycans, vampires, hybrids and humans. In this lost haven, you can get in touch with your elemental side, your dark side or your primal side. The choice is yours. This is a role-playing realm that teaches all aspects of Bloodlines in a safe environment.

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‘Tis the season! Second Life Residents across the grid are celebrating the holidays with snow-filled sims and winter creations that you won’t want to miss!

This week, we’ve rounded up over 15 seasonal spots -- each with a unique approach to celebrating the holiday. Explore everything from a steampunk winter adventure to a snowy Christmas tree farm in Second Life!

For even more winter delights, there are over 90 spots to explore in the Winter Attractions category in the Second Life Destination Guide. Make sure you check these out before the snow melts!

Don’t forget to share your holiday pics to the official Second Life Flickr.

If you’ve built something great that isn’t in the Destination Guide, write us a note at editor@lindenlab.com  or please submit your spot via form.

Winter Wonderland

Enjoy an exciting snowy adventure in this winter attraction by Linden Lab. Enjoy some holiday gifts in the Village of Lights, or a nice skate around the rink with friends. Take a look over the regions on the top of our Winter Ferris Wheel or race around the track. Don't miss the snowball fight arena!

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The Fallen - A Steampunk Winter Adventure

The Fallen presents "A Steampunk Winter Adventure." Explore the twists and turns and check out the hidden gems in the town and in the forests. Fall in love with the Christmas town, Temple of the Goddess, frozen lake, the castle and forests. A Perfect juxtaposition of nature and steampunk civilization. This is a beautiful location and a dream for Second Life photographers.

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Winter's Hollow

Winter's Hollow is a dark winter-themed shopping market in Second Life, held through January 3. As the season changes to winter, many forget of the dark magic of this season. This event is to bring to light those of us that still like it spooky even in the happy holiday cheer of Christmas. All items (including exclusives) are 25% off.

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Home for the Holidays

Come home for the holidays with iMoogi Radio. It's a Winter Wonderland of fun with ice caves, sleigh rides, horseback riding trails, sledding, snow skiing and more! Visit the nice warm lodge for family fun, holiday parties, caroling and, of course, hot cocoa! The fun continues through February!

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North Pole at Alki

Santa's clan has gone high tech! Step through the portal to the North Pole at Alki and see the elves hard at work in the Industrial Toy Factory. Head to the Reindeer Stables, take a seat at the air control center and send Santa safely off into the snowy night. A full region of fun activities, warm hangouts and tasty treats specially made for you to explore and discover. Happy Holidays!

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Christmas at Buckingham Palace

Celebrate Christmas at Buckingham Palace with Prince Regent George IV. Wander the corridors of the palace dressed in Christmas splendor and enjoy the snow-tipped hills and ice ponds. Take a sleigh tour of Antiquity with a friend or a wintry stroll in the gardens. Warm yourself by the fires of the many splendid staterooms decked in holiday decor.

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Christmas Tree Farms at Lapara Towne

Introducing Lapara's newest annexation. Start at Clownski's Christmas tree farms, and explore the city in its full snow emergency. Now with more than three parks and a train that runs over 1 1/4 miles in each direction. Warm up in the hotel or find the Clownski's store and meet Santa Claus. Menorah Lighting starting December 24th.

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Christmas in Cantana

Welcome to this Christmas wonderland. Santa and his elves are working hard as the wooden soldiers stand guard. Come and ride the train, look around and go skating or dancing in the skating rink. Can you spot the white boomers?

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Island Dreams Seaside Lounge

Island Dreams Seaside Lounge is just part of the winter wonderland at the Yellowstone Falls sim. The Seaside Lounge is known for some of the best live music in Second Life, but also for the spectacular holiday decor.

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Torgon's Winter Fun Park

A park filled with snowy fun and fast rides, Torgon's Winter Fun Park brings out the kid in all of us. Just stroll in the snow, dance the night away, saw off your own Christmas tree, or jump on any of the rides around and just have a fantastic time. Still not enough? Grab some skates or even a snowmobile. And if you dare, grab a light and explore the underground cave...

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The Retreat

The Retreat is a calm and quiet place to relax and enjoy. The Chapel at the Retreat is just cozy enough to celebrate the holidays in...or to hold your winter wedding. There are also seasonal hunts and other events here that change monthly.

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Winter at Fogs End

A bitter winter has settled on the supernatural Victorian roleplay community known as Fogs End. Demons, undead, vampires, magic users, and werewolves walk among its citizens -- all under the ruse of the Masquerade. Take a walk down the crowded streets of the slums, peruse the businesses of town square, or explore the Butcher's Woods. What will you make of this city -- or what will it make of you?

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Winter Festival at Aero Pines Park

The 10th Annual Winter Festival at Aero Pines Park features three regions of snowy fun! Skate on the countryside frozen pond to holiday music or venture out to the hills for winter sports such as skiing, sledding, snowmobiles, horse sleighs and more! There's lots of great photo settings for you and your date, friends, family or group. Open through February 28. Happy Holidays!

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The Fantasy Collective

The Fantasy Collective is back and filled with some of the grid's best original mesh designers and new offerings for the season. There is something for everyone in any walk of life on the grid at this popular shopping event. More info at thefantasycollective.wordpress.com. Event held through Jan. 15.

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AEG Christmas Costume Fun Park

Strap on your skates and put on your skis! Here is a sim that is sure to please.Take your pic on a ride with St Nick! There's lots of fun Christmas and holiday activities for you and your family! Buy Christmas costumes from top designers and more at the AEG Christmas Costume Fun Park.

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Putting a Big Ol’ Bow on 2016 in Second Life!

by Community Manager ‎12-22-2016 11:49 AM - edited ‎12-23-2016 10:24 PM

The Second Life Team has been busy shipping lots of updates ( big, small, and medium) to the Residents of Second Life. These last few months alone, we’ve burned the midnight oil to get a ton of things showtime ready - and we thought the end of the year was a good time to recap just some of the highlights from Q4.

Raising the “Prim” Limits for Mainland and Private Regions

Raising the Land Impact allowance for Mainland and Private Regions allows you to do more with your virtual space! If you’re creating, building, or re-decorating, more Land Impact means more fun! We are excited to see the ways these new Land Impact increases are sparking creativity and ingenuity with Residents all over the Grid. The new option to upgrade to 30,000  Land Impact Limit has been extremely popular as well. We're happy to see so much interest - just in time for some seasonal decorating!

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Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance

The SL team has been, as always, plugging away on keeping the plates spinning.  Each Maintenance Viewer, Web, and Server release contains multiple fixes that include performance improvements, bugfixes, crash fixes, and tons of small feature work. Unglamorous on its own, this work is what  keeps Second Life humming along and this work is our most responsive branch - we often take small feature requests and get them out to Residents in a matter of weeks.

Horizons

Horizons - Residents are having a great time playing through the Horizons experience and carving out their own piece of the Horizons community as well! It’s sci-fi retro fun, and something we were delighted to launch publicly. If you want to scan current listings you can do so by visiting the auctions page. More parcels will be auctioned out soon!Horizons_Billboard_final2.png

360 Snapshots

360 snapshots is in Project Viewer stage. Dramatic new fully panoramic views of Second Life for social media, blogging, and whatever you can imagine are now possible!  We are looking forward to getting that out in the main Viewer soon.

 

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Bento - Extending the Avatar Skeleton

Well, by now you’ve heard the news.  It’s done!  By far the most significant change to the Second Life avatar in a long time, this is already empowering users to create fantastic new avatars, animations and accessories. Bento heads, hands, and much more to come from our super innovative creators. One of the most exciting parts is to see what the creator communities dream up for Bento! There’s a Knowledge Base article about the enhanced skeleton for those creators who want to find out more, and a quick search for “bento” on the Marketplace shows work is already being created that utilizes the new feature.

 

Facial Animations (Credit: Screen capture from video by Strawberry Singh, Catwa Head)

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 Community Gateways

We've resurrected and modernized our technology for enabling communities and educational institutions in Second Life to build their own account creation and user introduction gateways. A number of new gateways are ready to open, with more joining soon. Keep an eye on this blog for more information about the application process and the program - coming soon!

Website Update

A major update of the infrastructure for secondlife.com brings improvements in security and maintainability. This was a long labour of love and all of the teams who worked on it performed miracles of concentration and cooperation to get it done. It may not be a very visible change, but it was a huge undertaking and we are happy to have it implemented site wide.

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Creepy Crawl & Costume Contests

Halloween is a special time of the year in Second Life. It’s a graveyard smash to join in the fun with a get-together that travels around the Grid, sharing our costumes and good times with others. Add costumes and dancing to the mix to kick things up a notch and you have a full on party! We certainly loved seeing everyone in their Halloween best.creepycrawl pic by naria panthar.jpg

Shop til You Drop Inworld Shopping Event

We gathered some of the finest in spooky items from a variety of Merchants and had them set up shop for your one stop Halloween shopping. It really brought the spirit of Halloween to the misty little village.

Marketplace 12 Days of Savings Sale

This year, we once again joined forces with some of the top-selling Merchants on the Marketplace to bring you wonderful holiday deals - up to 70% off - in the 12 Days of Savings Sale.

Snowball Showdown

Residents and Lindens took to the Snowball Fight Arena once more for an epic battle of snow-flinging, ice-slinging action. There’s lots of sparing of wits, words, and especially winter snow! snowballfight pic by torley.jpg

Jolly Holiday Crawl

Before the aforementioned battle of snowballs, we all took a nice peaceful crawl across four beautifully decorated winter regions. Chatted, plotted our snowball strategies, and enjoyed one another's company while listening to holiday music. It’s always nice to gather with friends and have a good time.

Winter Wonderland

Your winter should include a trip to this amazingly whimsical and beautiful region put together especially for the holidays. True to its name, this is a spectacular spot to visit when you have some time to play in the snow, ride the Ferris Wheel, hit the hills on a sled, and get some snowball fighting in.Winter_Wonderland_002.png

 

We look forward to bringing you much more in the coming year - some of which is already well underway - and we’ll continue to share news with you on our blog as even more exciting things develop!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drop by the Jolly Holiday Crawl & Snowball Showdown - starting at 10 am PT & grab cute gifts courtesy of Blueberry

Anters and sweater generously provided by Blueberry!Anters and sweater generously provided by Blueberry!