On Monday 18th October Linden Lab blogged about some of the spooktacular events planned this Halloween season. There are many exciting events to look forward to from the Halloween Haunted Tour, Halloween Shop & Hop and the Halloween Haunted Neighborhood. The Great Trick or Treat Event, Bellisseria is now officially live and this includes winning prizes, eating candy and more.
Linden Lab are planning for a Halloween Contest and more details will be announced very soon. There are more than 100 haunted destinations listed on the Second Life Destination Guide full of scary surprises.
Here are some of the events from the blog post below…
It’s The Great Trick-or-Treat Event, Bellisseria!
Creep or crawl over to Bellisseria this Halloween season to snag some candy and win prizes! This is an interactive event open to *everyone* where Residents living in Bellisseria can host Candy Buckets on their parcels. You don’t want to miss the paranormal partygoers and creative costumes throughout Bellisseria during this virtual Trick-or-Treat.
Once again, the Millbank region has undergone a spooky overhaul, with numerous Linden Homes getting a haunted horror theme. Visit the Halloween Haunted Neighborhood, grab a red balloon, and explore the many haunted houses and see the scary sights!
Halloween Haunted Tour
Our classic Halloween Haunted Tour is back again for a limited time. Are you brave enough to enter? Hop in a coffin and enjoy the wild ride through the twisted mind of madness!
The Arcade October 2021 round is open in Second Life until 31st October 2021. This month features the return of the Halloween Spooktacular featuring treats and more. It’s good to see The Arcade back for Halloween after the recent lab announcement about the gacha ban which is now in effect. A new way to play has hit The Arcade > see more details here.
The mini pop-up round is open!
A new way to play has hit The Arcade! The Arcade Halloween Spooktacular returns as a mini pop-up round, featuring ghoulish treats from some of the grid’s greatest talent! Learn more about gameplay here: thearcadesl.com/how-to-play
The Arcade Official Facebook page has a new teaser on it about the new shopping experience in Second Life starting 7th October 2021 through until 31st October 2021. More details will be announced very soon.
A new way to play comes to The Arcade, October 7! Stay tuned to learn more about our new shopping experience!
This sounds interesting a mini pop up round (Halloween Spooktacular). The Arcade has been popular over the years in Second Life hosting regular gacha events etc. The event has now been revamped and it’s due to open again shortly.
The BURN2 Virtual BURN week in Second Life starts today at 6pm SLT on Sunday 29th August through until midnight on Sunday 5th September 2021. The event will be held at the Burning Man – Deep Hole region and everyone is welcome to attend. There will be many workshops, stories being told, fire dancing, live DJs, live performers and more.
The Temple and The Man will be burning once again towards the end of next week (4th – 5th September). The Man creation is based on the original Man by Zoren Manray and the Temple Caelum of Stars is a original design by Daark Gothly.
The virtual Burning Man event has been running every year in Second Life since 2003. The event is one of the oldest running events on the grid. In 2010 Linden Lab downsized and the ownership of Burning Man was transferred/renamed to BURN2 where the community carried on the annual events.
I have blogged about my experiences over the years attending BURN2 and sharing snapshots with the community. I have volunteered at the welcome gates during various years which I really enjoyed doing. The burns of the man and the temple are probably the best highlight for me. The annual events are really good fun on the playa as it brings everyone together to make new memories.
Join the BurningMan 2.0 group in Second Life to stay updated on the latest news and upcoming BURN2 events. Please spread the word about BURN2 Virtual BURN week starting today.
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
This week Linden Lab announced the 2021 Halloween Shop & Hop event which will open on 1st October through until 31st October 2021 in Second Life. The event will be held over multiple regions in-world where everyone can have a great shopping experience.
This will be a good opportunity for Merchants to bring in new customers to showcase their brands and items most importantly. If you are interested there is a form to fill out before Sunday 28th August 2021.
The full blog announcement reads this…
The Halloween season is fast approaching and our annual multi-region inworld shopping event is coming back. If you are a Content Creator, this is your chance to spook up some sales and reach a large audience with your creepiest and coolest creations!
The 2021 Halloween Shop & Hop will open on October 1st, and will run through the 31st. This is your opportunity to bring a ton of new customers to your brand, by offering some of your best items. We are looking for Merchants willing to offer a discount on their items (at least 20% off) and provide a small non-exclusive gift to shoppers.