… sleigh bells ring… the 2013 xmas expo opens ..

RFL Christmas Expo 2013 (texture by Texworks)

texture by Texworks

On Thursday, December 5th, the 2013 Christmas Expo opens! This event that benefits Relay For Life of Second Life is a sister event to the Magic of Christmas Breedables Fair that I blogged a few days ago. This year’s Christmas expo features a beautiful Victorian village full of shops and a gorgeous snowy park to stroll through. The official release about the event is as follows:

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in SL, because the 2013 Christmas Expo is right around the corner! In support of Relay for Life of Second Life and the American Cancer Society, the 3rd annual Expo will open on Thursday, December 5th, 2013 at 10am slt and will end at 10am slt on Sunday, December 15th!

Spanning four SL regions, the Victorian Christmas Wonderland will delight people of all ages. SL residents will be able to shop for that perfect Holiday gift from our over 50 vendors, visit Santa and have pictures taken, and enjoy a “Naughty or Nice” gift! The beauty of the Expo build, the entertainment, and the peaceful, festive spirit will set the perfect tone for the holiday season.

Adjoined to the Expo this year is the Magic of Christmas Breedables Fair featuring the Breedables One-Of-A-Kind Auction for Relay! This exciting event is always highly anticipated raises a lot for RFL every year. That and many, many more fun happenings at the Fair which runs from Dec. 1-15th!

At the Xmas Expo, residents can attend one of the many events:

✻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. For more information on The Avi Choice Awards and how to purchase tickets, visit the website.

✻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.

✻Race for the Bells Hunt!

✻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 50 shops.

✻Live Music/DJ – Entertainment will feature many of SL’s top performers, live musicians, djs, and hosts throughout the Expo. See the ‘entertainment schedule’ part of the website for dates and times.

*The Naughty or Nice Gift Exchange

and MORE!

The Christmas Expo crew hopes you will enjoy visiting this year’s event and wish you a lot of fun exploring the sims and getting into the holiday spirit.

For full information and all the latest updates, please visit the Christmas Expo website.

Christmas Expo Map with Shop List

Christmas Expo Map with Shop List

Over the next few days, I’ll feature some of the great items available at the Christmas Expo. The merchant list can be found here. Each merchant has put out at least one event vendor board with 100% of the proceeds from the sale going to benefit Relay For Life of Second Life which raises funds for the American Cancer Society.

Don’t forget to vote for your favorites in the AviChoice awards before December 13th! And if you want to go to the presentation event, be sure to reserve your tickets today!

I hope you will take the time to visit the 2013 Christmas Expo… and feel the spirit of the holidays in Second Life!

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