SL Christmas Expo 2021 Confirmed For 3rd – 14th December 2021


The 11th annual SL Christmas Expo & Winter Breedable Fair will officially be taking place from Friday 3rd December through until Tuesday 14th December 2021. The 2021 dates, the 2021 theme and some information is now showing on the SL Christmas Expo website.

SL Christmas Expo is a mega event that raises funds for the American Cancer Society and the expo will be supporting the Childhood Cancer initiatives of The Society. All the proceeds of the Expo will be directed to support research, support programs and efforts to help children with cancer.

  • The SL Christmas Expo has raised more than $175, 000 US over the past ten years
  • $32, 510 US was raised for the 2020 SL Christmas Expo event

The theme for 2021 is The 12 Days of Christmas and registration is now open for expo merchants + winter fair merchants + auction market places. Click on the links to find out what the 2021 package options are this year.

More event information will be available in the weeks and months ahead.

The 10th Annual SL Christmas Expo Is Open


The 10th annual Second Life Christmas Expo opened to the public on Friday 4th December and will remain open until Sunday 13th December 2020. Linden Lab revealed the next edition of Linden Homes featuring Chalets. Visit the preview region here.

Theme 7 – Chalet Linden Homes
Christmas Expo Region

Linden Lab have posted details about the 10th annual Second Life Christmas Expo on the official Second Life blog this weekend which is worth checking out. The 10th annual SL Christmas Expo features over 225 merchants and nearly 100 live performers.

Christmas Stockings Region

You can expect christmas holiday activities to take place from raffles, auctions, christmas tree lots, the annual snowman contest along with much more. See the special events page here.

Christmas Mornings Region

The 10th annual SL Christmas Expo is in support of The American Cancer Society and Relay For Life of Second Life. This year there are 14 regions (+1 American Cancer Society region) to explore offering entertainment, shopping opportunities and christmas related activities.

SL Christmas Expo Regions 2020

There is something for everyone at the expo this year. Visit the 2020 SL Christmas Expo today and have a great christmas. Spread the word! ūüôā

Residents can:

* Vote (by donation to a special ACS Christmas Expo Kiosk) for your favorite decorated Linden Home at the 3rd Annual Lights of Hope Home Decorating Contest.

* Bid for an exclusive Linden Home Package, including a 6 Month Premium Membership; a Private Bellisseria lot with their choice of a Linden Home.

* Bid to Create a New Linden Last Name to be added to the list of choices for new members.

* Bid to Name a Future Bellisseria Region (3 Available).

* Purchase a Limited Edition Linden Christmas Ornament, specially designed for the 2020 Expo and only available at the Expo.

* Pose with Santa Patch and his elves! A very special opportunity to pose for a picture with our VP of Product Operations, Patch Linden, and his team – on Wednesday, December 9th from 1pm to 3pm PT, in the main SL Christmas Expo region

Stay updated on the latest news and events visit the SL Christmas Expo 2020 website.

Linden Home Reveal At The 2020 Christmas Expo Happening This Friday


The wait is almost over!

It looks like the next Linden Home reveal (theme 7) will happening at some point on Friday 4th December 2020 according to the official Second Life Public Calendar. The event reads Linden Home Reveal at the Christmas Expo. Yay, this is very exciting indeed to find out what the next theme will be and hopefully when to expect it.

For those that don’t know the SL Christmas Expo opens to the public at 6am SLT on Friday 4th December through until Sunday 13th December 2020.

Yay the Linden Home Reveal event is confirmed

Here are the Linden Home themes that have launched so far…

  1. Traditional
  2. Houseboats
  3. Campers
  4. Victorian
  5. Log Homes
  6. Stilt Homes
  7. New Theme To be Announced On 4th December

New Development

Within the past 24 hours it appears that the LOH Linden region is actually the Linden Reveal region which has been added west of the SL Christmas Expo 2020 regions. It’s unclear at the moment when the LOL Linden region will open up (what time?) and if the lab plan on releasing the Stilt homes batch this weekend or next week.

1 day left until the 2020 SL Christmas Expo opens!

The 10th Annual SL Christmas Expo Is Almost Here


The 10th annual Second Life Christmas Expo will be held on 4th through until 13th of December 2020. This year’s theme is Christmas Memories.

The 2020 Second Life Christmas Expo will be spread across 12 regions this year. There will be a whole range of exciting events including live music and live performances. There will be hunts, auctions and lots more. There will be more than 225 shops and merchants available this year. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society and it’s childhood cancer programs.

Applications Still Open – Blogger applications are still available on the SL Christmas Expo website. This is a great opportunity to participate if you love blogging about big events in Second Life.

It’s expected that Linden Lab will reveal the next Linden Home theme on the demo regions. More details will be announced very soon.

Mark this on your calendar and please spread the word about the 2020 Second Life Christmas Expo which is going to be fantastic.

11 Linden Homes Themes Are Planned


On 3rd November Patch Linden posted that there are 11 Linden Home themes that are now planned after many discovered Patch new teaser image via Flickr.

The first five Linden Home themes listed below have already been released. The 6th theme is Stilt homes which are due to be released after the Uplift has been completed hopefully before 2021. The 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th new Linden home themes are still in the works. 

Patch Linden comment via the Second Life Forums…

I’m so proud of you all finally finding my teaser image!¬†¬†ūüėĀ

None of you have figured it out yet though.

For those of you counting the themes:

  1. Traditional
  2. Houseboats
  3. Campers
  4. Victorian
  5. Log Homes
  6. Stilt Homes
  7. The next theme
  8. The theme after the next theme
  9. The theme after after that next theme
  10. The theme that is after that
  11. The theme that is after #10

The pattern to my teasers is pretty clear.¬† I don’t tease well in advance, and the timing of my teasers is consistent with when things are due to be released.

Have fun!¬†¬†ūüėČ

The lab may say something about the 7th and 8th Linden home theme during the SL Christmas Expo taking place next month in Second Life. 

We will have to wait and see. 

SL Christmas Expo 2020 Press Release


A new press release has been sent out for the upcoming SL Christmas Expo 2020 which officially starts on 4th December though until the 13th of December. This year marks the SL Christmas Expo 10th anniversary and it’s going to be incredible. This is a mega event that raises funds for the American Cancer Society so there is loads to look forward to.

This year Linden Lab has set a goal of $25, 000 (L$6, 250, 000) to provide funding for the fight against childhood cancer. It’s time to come together to¬†Give the Gift of Hope to Children with Cancer.

Here is the full press release…

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
August 14, 2020

From Nuala Maracas (slchristmasexpo@slchristmasexpo.com)

‚ÄúCHRISTMAS MEMORIES‚ÄĚ
The 10th Anniversary SL Christmas Expo Now Accepting Merchants

Christmas trees towering over your head while the Lionel train makes is journey around the base. Brightly wrapped gifts spread under the lowest boughs, as the aroma of sugar cookies and gingerbread drift in from the kitchen. Carols playing on the Victrola while the family gathers together to celebrate the holidays.  Christmas Memories of all shapes and sizes spring to mind each year as the holidays approach.

The 2020 SL Christmas Expo, December 4th -13th celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Once again merchants from across the grid will come together to Give the Gift of Hope to Children with Cancer.

In support of the American Cancer Society, the Expo and its partner Linden Lab has set a goal of $25,000 (L$6,250,000) to provide funding for the fight against childhood cancer.

The 2020 Expo, ‚ÄúChristmas Memories‚ÄĚ, will feature a multiple region collection of more than 150 of Second Life‚Äôs premier¬†Merchants, Breedable¬†and¬†One Of A Kind Auctions,¬†Gotchas, Hunts¬†and lots more.¬† As always you will find Christmas Tree lots, Ice Skating, our annual Snowman Building Contest and appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus. The¬†Holly Jolly Caf√©¬†returns bring nearly nonstop entertainment and the¬†3rd¬†Annual Lights of Hope¬†contest will feature the best builders and teams of Lindens and Moles competing in a holiday home decoration competition to be judged by YOU.

Our 10 days of Christmas will culminate with our Live Auction, featuring amazing one of a kind items from Linden Lab and SL’s top creators and the Annual Holidays of Hope Ball.

Since 2011 the SL Christmas Expo has provided Second Life residents with the premier Holiday Shopping and Entertainment event and Christmas Memories is sure to do the same.  Believe in the Magic of Christmas… Reserve your shoppes and sponsorships NOW at SLChristmasExpo.com.

*In-world Inquiries should be directed to: Merchant Registration Coordinator Emirsyn (Emi Resident)

 The American Cancer Society is the world’s leader in the fight against childhood cancer, attacking cancer from every angle. All proceeds from the SL Christmas Expo support the Society and its mission to Save Lives, Celebrate Lives and Lead the Fight for a World Without Cancer.

If you or a loved one has questions or needs help with a cancer diagnosis call the American Cancer Society 800 227-2345 visit cancer.org or the American Cancer Society region in Second Life.

Please spread the word on your blogs, the forums and inworld. Thanks so much.