From now until December 18, avatars can enjoy the Christmas Expo, a festive benefit for the American Cancer Society taking place over four sims in Second Life. The festival will feature a singing competition, a race, shopping, auctions and raffles, and several parties with live and DJed music. It’s a great way to celebrate the holidays while benefiting a great cause.
Start at the Snowflake sim to find all the action (teleport link.) See the full announcement after the jump, or head to the official blog for details.
From the official announcement…
Marking its 1st year in SL, The 2011 Christmas Expo is coming to town! In support of Relay For Life of Second Life and the American Cancer Society, the Christmas Expo will open on December 3rd, 2011 at 9am slt and will close on December 18th at 9pm slt.
A Christmas wonderland, spanning four SL regions, will set the scene for guests and shoppers, vendors and entertainers. SL residents will be able to find Christmas gifts, spend a romantic evening in the Holiday Ballroom with a sweetheart, or visit Santa and have pictures taken.
Residents can attend one of the many events:
SL Idol – An annual singing competition that will take place every year at The Christmas Expo, this contest will involve rounds of performances by some of SL’s great musicians.
The Avi Choice Awards – The Avi Choice Awards ~ the annual awards presentation recognizing the people and talent behind SL’s amazing creations, completely chosen and voted on by SL residents.
Amazing Race – Two member teams will race across the SL grid collecting specific hunt items, completing challenges and competing to be the last team standing.
Christmas Parties – Visitors can schedule their Christmas Parties at Expo. DJs can be booked or bring your own and the scenery has already been set for a fabulous and festive Holiday party.
The Breedables Pet Championship – hosted this year by the Breeder’s Burough!
Auction/Raffle – Many amazing items will be available for auction and raffle from some of SL’s best creators. 100% of the proceeds from the Expo’s auctions and raffles will go to Relay For Life of Second Life.
Shopping – In addition to enjoying the many events, activities and features of the Christmas Expo, visitors can get a head start on their Christmas shopping at the more than 70 shops.
Live Music/DJ – Entertainment will feature many of SL’s top performers, singers, djs, and hosts throughtout the Expo. See the website for dates and times.
Christmas Expo 2011’s design and construction is generously provided by SL’s incredible builder, Kayle Matzerath of Garden of Dreams. Kayle’s talent brings amazing dream-like settings to the virtual world and he is bringing his style and talent to Christmas Expo. Kayle was the Relay For Life Event Day 2011 Designer Sim Award winner, as well. Kayle’s holiday builds will provide excellent photo ops for those memory-making photos.
Map search any of the following regions, beginning December 3rd and teleport in to a Winter Wonderland of Holiday Delight!
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Written by: rikomatic