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Christmas 2007 in Second Life

Spending time in Second Life for Christmas

It’s that time of year where we decorate our places for holidays. We also get in the spirit with new clothes for our avatar. This year I did some searches for Christmas places to go in SL. The interesting thing is the regular search for places didn’t give me the results I expected. Most of the places at the top were not about Christmas and even some had mature content. I even made sure it didn’t include mature content in the search and it still gave me them. Then I used the new search under the all tab and searched for Christmas stuff again. I was happy to see exactly the places I was looking for.

Merry Christmas from all of us at VTOR and have a great virtual holiday experience wherever you may go!

Here are some of the interesting places I found:
Using the new search function I found these:
  • Spring City – Really good place with plenty of Christmas items
  • Fortimus – Plenty of trees to get for your place
  • Buyeo – Another place with great Christmas stuff
Here are some Christmas live events for you to enjoy on Xmas eve day and Christmas day:
  • [Experience Island at 118, 22, 27 (slurl)] – religious experience event in Second life with video of a real life special event. All day (Dec 24th)
  • Kona dAlliez – Johnny99 Gumshoe plays live at 1:00pm. (Dec 24th)
  • Kona dAlliez – Andy Glasgow plays a rock show live 2:00pm. (Dec 24th)
  • [Edloe at 128, 114, 68 (slurl)] – Cylindrian Rutabaga sings at 5:00pm with great vocals. (Dec 24th)
  • Tryggvason – Scarlett LaRoux performs some holiday songs at 7:00pm. (Dec 24th)
  • Marimon – A Christmas party in SL at 8:00pm. (Dec 25th)

Virtual NBC in Second Life

When I was looking around for Christmas events this month I missed one big event that NBC had planned. You can read about it at 3pointD article here and a later post here. This event looked like it would have been a fun time to attend and looked like a was a good success. I attended the BBC event and that was a fun time and very busy. NBC also put up a website about their second life events at virtualnbc.com. At this point they don’t have much there but maybe in the new year they will have more events. I love having more interaction with TV shows so this could be an interesting experiment for the future of second life.

Virtual NBC building for everyone to exploreChecking out the Virtual NBC stuff in Second Life

There were some other events that NBC did in second life that was interesting. You can read about their jam session on December 20th here and here. They also tried a football event with some games to play at their sports bar last Monday at the same time showing the game on TV. The game wasn’t shown in second life. I can see where a lot of these type of events tied in with a program shown on regular TV can be a good experience for all involved. I am a fan of many shows and would love to spend time with other fans in a virtual world.

Ice rink for NBC sports in Second Life for Virtual NBCVirtual NBC celebrating Christmas in style

Christmas In Second Life

This will be my first Christmas holiday in Second Life so I thought I should do some holiday teleporting to find some fun stuff and items for this time of the year. I first looked for something to wear. I found a nice Santa outfit at Provocative Paradise for $20L. I then started checking out places around this virtual world.

My Christmas outfit for the holidays in Second LifeA nice Christmas tree in Second Life for the holidays

Here are some of the places I found:

  • Gilligan’s Island Winter Wonderland – Tons of xmas decorations and an ice ring you can ride a free sled on with santa skating around. You can also get free snowballs to throw. Just wear it and shoot them in mouseview. You can also watch a movie which was polar express when I went. There is also a train to ride and view the scenery. Very well done place to visit. There are many things to see so be sure to right click on the stuff you see as grey to make the textures show faster.
  • Provocative Paradise – [Provocative Paradise (17, 142, 23)] Another fun place to check out the great xmas decorations! This is the place where I found my Santa outfit for $20L. There are other outfits for women avatars too. Go on a snowball hunt and find prizes inside them! Take a ride on the train to see all the decorations! There are also stores to check out in this place for other stuff to buy.
  • Christmas Project – A very nice decorated place with some freebies. Be sure to get some free ice skates and skate on the ice! Also be sure to donate some money which all goes to a worthy charity.
Christmas is a great time to explore in Second LifeChristmas time in Second Life have snow globes