First Full Day of WinterFest ’07

Hello, and Happy Holidays to all!

Today is our first full day of WinterFest ’07! As one of Second Life’s least talented builders, I wanted to express my admiration for some of the wonderful events and venues I see springing up everywhere for the season.

If you’re in the mood to partake of the season’s festivities, please visit Chalet Linden in Wengen. You’ll find a new kiosk in the parking lot, loaded with an event HUD and another goody or two. We’re still decorating Wengen a bit this weekend, but the first kiosk is ready to go.

While you’re there, you might also want to check out Voss next door. Something’s brewing for tonight, and we’ll announce that a bit later today.

We’re still loading a growing list of venues and events into the WinterFest HUD server. I ran behind schedule putting the HUDs out, though, and that’s not exactly fair to the people who worked hard to get events lined up for today. So, here’s the list of events we’ve registered for today so far:

  • Joysco Winter Festival

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Pacific

Convention Center

Live music

live voice interview, skating party

community awareness program, fashion show

  • Poetry in Pixels – Yuletide Ball

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Pacific

Coconut Grove

Live jazz from Aisha Yao

DJ Miriam Antonelli

Formal dress required

  • Illusion Theater Winter Village Party

4:00 pm – 10:00 pm Pacific

Koala Point

DJ Cindi and the enSync Dancers

Different music theme each hour

8 p.m. formal under Northern Lights

(free formal wear available)

  • La Place Mall Christmas Party

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Pacific


KandieKain Laval, rockin’ round the Christmas tree

Visit the carnival

Sit on Santa’s lap!

Dancing, fun, food & more.

Please pick up a HUD at your convenience to get in world access to these and other events and venues, as the WinterFest social calendar continues to grow!

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26 Responses to First Full Day of WinterFest ’07

  1. Marianne McCann says:

    I see a mall on the list: I thought commercial areas were barred?

  2. Dekka Raymaker says:

    @ 1

    And where exactly do you think Santa gets his presents from?

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  4. Nickola Martynov says:

    #1: A ‘mall’ is a wide and long area. You are thinking of a what is properly called a “shopping mall”, which is an area where people shop. But malls can have all kinds of purposes.

  5. Seraphine says:

    Winterfest sounds like fun.
    Thank you everyone who put
    in time and hard work. Hugs.

  6. Broccoli Curry says:

    Let’s hope there are some european friendly timed events on the calendar ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m not in a position to host anything sadly (not a landowner) but hopefully someone will remember the 70% of the playerbase outside of the US.

  7. Mona says:

    Sadly all the events (also see “snowman building” next page) seem to be held during times only US residents are able to participate.

  8. inacentaur says:

    amazing how few events there are ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  9. Dwen Dooley says:

    Wengen is down 4:45ish PM

  10. Emo says:

    How can I create an avatar?
    I’ve alredy an account.. bt I dont find out the way to get it..

    PLEASE help meee!!!

  11. Susan says:

    This is so surreal for me. Second life is the best!

  12. Lao-Tzu says:

    EMO: it should be self-explanatory. Try here for some basic info:

  13. Broccoli Curry says:

    Possibly because of short notice? I don’t remember seeing anything except for these couple of announcements previously.


  14. Thomas says:

    I have domain and I want create good website were you can create profile. Sorry I have bad English

  15. fennel mimistrobell says:

    Yet again the Lindens are having an American friendly snowman comp-it simply is not fair to hold big money competitions at times which exclude so many people.
    So much for an all inclusive world!

  16. Yngwie Krogstad says:

    To fennel, Mona, and Broccoli:

    If you’re not from the US, I can see why you would like to see events scheduled that are friendly to your time zone. I don’t blame you.

    However, is it the responsibility of the people in the US to schedule events that we’re actually going to host, that are not friendly to us in our own time zones? I think not.

    Where are the Europeans sponsoring venues? Do they not care? If so, then that’s not the fault of us Americans. Please don’t turn this into yet another “us vs. them” debate. Nobody in the US has set out to exclude anybody, especially not those at Linden Lab.

  17. Barf Burt says:




    OR IM ME!

  18. Montana Corleone says:

    @17 Well honestly. Half the planet is in summer, so we are perhaps enjoying those seasonal festivities? It is Linden’s fault to be continually blinkered about what is not only a global entity, but one in which the US is in the minority.

  19. Montana Corleone says:

    And yes, 9pm-11pm SL is 5am-7am UK, 6am to 8am Europe, so we’re not exactly being invited to the L$5k party are we?

  20. hugsalot says:

    You realize Winter doesn’t start till the 22nd. This all seem a bit premature.

  21. Archie Lukas says:

    That there link is unavailable.

    The thing don’t work mama !


  22. You missed Second Life Ballet’s global premiere of “The Nut” — our 3-act story ballet of the beloved holiday classic “The Nutcracker”. The premiere was the first day of WinterFest, but performances continue Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 5pm SLT (our Euro Cast returns in January). Join us! Happy Holidays!

  23. Taliesin Morgath says:

    Hugsalot – a lot of people make that mistake – winter does not begin at MIDwinter (21/22 Dec). Winter in actuality begins 6 weeks before.

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  25. kws clawtooth says:

    im from australia so i am experincing summer at this time, the people at the linden lab should do stuff for both sides of the world not just the “USA”

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