Blogger Application Open – 2019 SL Christmas Expo

We are looking for Official SL Christmas Expo Bloggers/Vloggers that truly love the Christmas / Holiday season. Do you start singing Deck The Halls in November and occasionally belt out a  Fa-La-La-La-La in October. The application process is about finding the right team to be our “official Expo bloggers”. 2019 Blogger Information & Application – Click Here

Ebbe Linden Bear To Debut @ 2019 SL Christmas Expo

Linden Lab is doing its part to add to the Magic Of Christmas in Second Life, and help the American Cancer Society fight Childhood Cancer.   Already a partner in the fight against cancer, the Lab is joining in the Expo goal to provide at least $20,000 for VR Headsets for kids in treatment.


As already announced, Linden Lab will be revealing their 4th Edition of the coveted Linden Homes and taking part in the Lights Of Hope Holiday Home Decorating Contest.


And Now Even Bigger News!  Since becoming CEO in 2014 Ebbe Linden is the lone Linden without his own bear… until now!  A Very Special EBBE LINDEN BEAR will be available during the 2019 SL Christmas Expo for a L$250 donation to the American Cancer Society.   Linden Bear collectors take note!  The design of the bear will be revealed on Dec 5th at the opening of the Expo so do not miss out on this opportunity!


More Than 150 Merchants! Breedables! Entertainment! Linden Home Reveal! Don’t miss The All I Want For Christmas Kids Fashion Runway Show, Lights of Hope Christmas Decoration Show and HUGE Raffles, The 2019 SL Christmas Expo is the place to be!


Mark Your Calendars for Dec 5 – 15 and Believe in The Magic of Christmas!


The SL Christmas Expo is in support of the American Cancer Society and its Childhood Cancer programs.  For More Information visit or the ACS Campus in Second Life 


The American Cancer Society and SL Christmas Expo announced today that all donations to the “Believe in The Magic of Christmas”, the 9th Annual Christmas Expo, in support of the Expo’s mission to Fight Childhood Cancer, will be dedicated to help provide funding for VR Headsets for childhood cancer patients. Along with Linden Lab, their partner in the fight against cancer, and our sponsors and participants, the Expo will be working to reach the Goal of $20,000 to help fund the Society’s VR Headset program for pediatric patients undergoing cancer treatment.


The American Cancer Society and Children’s Hospital of Atlanta (CHOA) have partnered to provide virtual reality (VR) headsets for pediatric cancer patients to use while undergoing various cancer treatments within the hospital.

  • For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society has provided patient services to improve the lives of cancer patients. The virtual reality pediatric program uses innovative technology to further expand the services offered to pediatric cancer patients in an extremely impactful and relevant way.
  • Research suggests that ideal distraction tasks consume some portion of attentional resources so that less cognitive capacity remains available for processing pain. 
  • Distraction is a pain management technique that has been shown to successfully reduce pain and behavioral distress in children during invasive medical procedures. VR distraction is a promising intervention for children undergoing painful medical procedures and is an ideal distractor for procedure-related pain because it competes for attention resources in multiple sensory domains and provides visual and auditory sensory blocking of external stimuli...
  • 19 studies across nearly 1,000 articles have explored the effects of VR interventions with cancer patients. These studies found:
    • VR improved patients’ emotional well-being
    • A reduction in patients’ distress in terms of cancer-related psychological symptoms.
    • A significant decrease in anxiety, distress, and fatigue immediately after chemotherapy sessions with VR

 With more than 100 Merchants, Raffles, Breedables & One Of A Kind Auctions, Gotchas Hunts and Entertainment, games, contests and fun, the 10 day Expo, which runs from Dec 5th through 15th, is the Premier Holiday Experience in Second Life.  This year’s Expo will also feature the reveal of the long awaited 4th Edition Linden Homes and special content provided by our partner, Linden Lab. The Lights of Hope House Decorating Contest will also return for a 2nd year. The Expo will conclude with the 11th Annual Holidays of Hope Ball.

Do not miss out on Believe in The Magic of Christmas, the 2019 Second Life Christmas Expo, December 5th through the 15th, in support of the American Cancer Society.

Give The Gift of Hope and Fight Childhood Cancer!

Registration is underway and going fast! Sign up now for a store, shop or booth, and join some of Second Life’s premier merchants as a sponsor! For More Information or to reserve your store visit: or contact Nuala Maracas in world.

Press Release – 2019 SL Christmas Expo

P R E S S   R E L E A S E

Believe in the Magic of Christmas
2019 SL Christmas Expo Now Accepting Merchants and Sponsors

Do you Believe in the Magic of Christmas? It may be the middle of summer but it’s time to think about Snow and Ice Skating, Decorating Houses, Holiday Store Fronts and that ‘right jolly old elf’ himself! It’s time to start planning your participation in “Believe in the Magic of Christmas”, the 9th Annual SL Christmas Expo, December 5th through the 15th, 2019. Supporting the American Cancer Society, the Christmas Expo is the premier holiday shopping and entertainment destination in Second Life. Sponsorships are already available for various levels at

The Christmas Expo Mission: To Fight Childhood Cancer

Christmas is especially important to kids! Remember how big that tree was when you were small? Pictures with Santa? Listening for those reindeer on the roof?  Christmas Morning?! For kids Christmas is a Magical Season! And so, this year the Expo has a new mission. Together with the American Cancer Society and our partners at Linden Lab®, the expo will be supporting Childhood Cancer initiatives of The Society. All proceeds of the Expo will be directed to support research and palliative efforts to help children with cancer.

What’s Planned for the 2019 Christmas Expo?

Back again are:

  • more than 100 merchants,
  • Breedables and One-Of-A-Kind auctions,
  • nearly non-stop musical performances,
  • Gotchas and Hunts.
  • Christmas Trees, Ice Skating, Snowman Building Contest
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus and the Elves
  • The Holidays of Hope Ball.

Also back again is the popular Lights of Hope House Decorating Contest featuring homes built and decorated by some of Second Life’s best home builders! The event was introduced in 2018 and was one of the highlights of the 8th Annual Expo.

Linden Lab® Partners With The Expo to Help the American Cancer Society Fight Childhood Cancer!

But wait there is more! This year Linden Lab®, the Society’s partner in the fight against cancer, is joining the 9th Annual SL Christmas Expo. Not only will Linden Lab® be decorating Linden homes as part of the Lights Of Hope contest but the Expo will be the venue of the BIG REVEAL!  The long-anticipated ALL NEW Version 4 LINDEN HOMES will be UNVEILED at the Lights Of Hope!  Expo visitors will be treated with the newest premier member homes as well as some very VERY Special Linden surprises and incentives! (We can’t tell you now and spoil the Christmas Surprise can we?)

The thermometer may say it’s a heat wave, but the coolest event of the year is only a few short months away!  Do not miss out on Believe in The Magic of Christmas, the 2019 Second Life Christmas Expo, December 5th through the 15th, all in support of the American Cancer Society.

Give The Gift of Hope and Fight Childhood Cancer!

Sign up now for a store, shop or booth, and join some of Second Life’s premier merchants as a sponsor! For More Information visit or contact Nuala Maracas in world.


A Thank You From Kenya

So proud of everyone from the 2018 Christmas Expo!
Thank You For All You Did And Continue To Do!!

Thanks in large part to Relayers in Second Life, we’ve been able to launch the Patient Navigator program at KNH which in the last year has given FOUR THOUSAND Kenyans access to better information and assistance. Think about that number for a moment: four thousand people! Ask yourself how many family members they each have. How many friends and loved ones? There are tens of thousands of people in Kenya today whose lives are already better because of you.

Kristen Solt
Managing Director, Global Initiatives
American Cancer Society

2019 Registration Is Almost Here!

Ho Ho Ho…..keep an eye out for it!

Director, Global Stakeholder Engagement – Thank You To SL Christmas Expo

Dear Relayers,

I have been hearing about the incredible work you are doing in Second Life with the Christmas Expo, and your dedication to the critical mission of supporting the Patient Navigator Program at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. On behalf of our Key Partners at KNH, the entire American Cancer Society and of the people in Kenya whose lives will be immeasurably improved by your efforts, Thank You!

It seems to me so very appropriate that you come together as Relayers in this Holiday Season. The unifying theme of celebrations the world over at this time of year is one of hope in times of struggle. They are all about finding the light, nurturing it, protecting it when the dark of night is upon us. Each of you adds to that light, and together you are a bonfire – a beacon that Survivors and Caregivers around the world look to and which gives them the strength to continue their journey.

There is no greater gift.

With deep respect,

Kristen Solt
Director, Global Stakeholder Engagement
American Cancer Society

Thank You All !

On behalf of the American Cancer Society and the Kenyatta Hope Hostel Patient Navigator Program, I thank you all for the amazing job you’ve done on the 2018 SL Christmas Expo.

This has been the biggest and best Christmas Expo to date.
We had more than 1600 vendors on the sims, more than 120 merchants, 80 hours of performances, and a fantastic auction! Raising $20,495 USD! 

Working together as we all did we have been able to fund 2 Patient Navigator Positions at the Kenyatta National Hospital Cancer Treatment Centre and have been able to Give The Gift Of Hope to so many who need it.

Thank you again

Nuala Maracas
SL Christmas Expo Coordinator


Thank you to all our merchants who spent much time creating the special items just for Expo.

ABC – Awesome Breed Creations
Absinthe & Others
Adorably Strange Wares
Alli&Ali Designs
Allure Couture
Artisan Fantasy & On A Lark (joint occupancy)
Ashbourne & Co Fine Jewellers
Barretts Furry Depository
BattleBeast Breedables
Beyond majestic: The fantasy side of life
Broken Creek Decor
Candy Kitten
Champion Horses
Charisma’s Designs
Cleo Design
..:: CODED ::..
Cog & Fleur
Cupids Textures
Dandelion Daydreams Factory
*DBS* Designs By Soosy
Dekute Dekore
Demonic angel Designs
Dench Designs
Digital Farm System (DFS)
DIVIAs Design
[Drac] Costumes & Couture
DragonLadyShinobiaa´s Gothic&Vampire needs
EBDesign for Builders, Creators and Consumers
=ED= Eagle Designs Clothing & Weapons
EED Home&Garden
Elite Equestrian
Enticing Designs
Fae Fantasy Creations
Fairey Angel Creations
Feyline Fashions
Fashiowl Poses
!! Follow US !!
Gable Original Mesh
Get Frocked
glitter & doom
Good Furniture
Gypsy Wolf
. Harvest Moon .
Heartsdale Jewellery
Home Whimsy
Journey Kids
Kenzie Kytori Designs
King’s Kitchen
{K::S} Kiva Studios Boutique
LC Fashion
Legendaire Store
Libertine by Fallen Gods Inc.
Llama Inc
.::LUNA::. Body Art
Magnum Opus
Mara’s Mysteries
Miss Darcy
Nala Design
Obsidian Chimeras Main Store
OMG! Inc.
oYo Breedables
Pacifica Fashion
Pink Pearl Designs
Purple Moon Seasoning Decorations
River Beds
Rockin Rock’s Tats/Behind The Lens
Roped Passions
Simple Reflections
Something New
Stray Cats Breedables
Stones Throw Breedables & Rentals
Stone’s Works
~*Sweet Revolutions*~
Tara’s Creations
Tayren’s Fantasy Fashions (TFF)
TKO Designs
Tone 2
The Brat Rack
The Makeover Agency
│T│L│C│ Home Collection
Township of Magical Mariposa
*TRB* – A Woman’s Touch
TRS Designs
The Emporium
Velvet Whip
Warrior Variety Store
Wild Things Obsidian Chimeras
Winx Trivium
Woodget’s Breeders Tools
Unity Maxim
You Got The Look
Zuri Jewelry
{xoxo} Poses

2018 Snowman Contest Winners

Thank you for participating in the 2018 2018 Snowman Contest !
It was a very close competition!

As usual:

Everyone who built a Snowman will receive a prize and a Trophy ( if you don’t receive a prize within the next 48 hours, please contact Sidonie Carlberg)

– The Second runner-up — 3rd place — Bronze Winner: Amaya Elessar (The Snow Gnome )
– The runner-up — 2nd place — Silver Winner: Roswenthe Aluveaux (Grandma Snow)

Winner by Jury Vote: Marissa “Mari” Ancalinon ( The Snow Dragon Hatchling )

Winner by Popular Vote: Kitty Gumbo ( The Snow Couple)

Congratulations !

OOAK Breedable Auction Raises L$1,272,200 or $5,090 USD

What am amazing live auction at the Expo today. The excitement and energy was so great to feel again!  Everyone was so engaged!

First of all, thank you so much to everyone who helped out. To our sponsors Obsidian Chimera and Battlebeast. To all creators and their staff. To the Christmas Expo Staff!

Thank you to…

Battlebeast- Hikari Shade and Battlebeast Resident
Obsidian Chimera- Damien Dusk
KittyCatS- Callie Cline and Kitten Longmeadow
Buildables- Aries Westland
EVO- KhrysT Neox, GClef, Rita
Teegle- Teager Resident
Elite Equestrian- H0neyHeart Resident
Cannabis- DJEAUX and GLEAUX
StrayCats- Nicolyti
Champion Horses- Nicolyti

Sim Designer- Hikari Shade
Christmas Expo Coordinator- Nuala Maracas
Volunteers for Auction: Aurora Vastranad, Sandie Slate, Madonna Dahelie, Nuala Maracas, Hikari Shade, Sidonie Carlberg, Gem Sunkiller, Kitty Gumbo, Cuddly Waffle, Trader1 Whiplash

Our Amazing Auctioneer: Buk Caro (geyser67)


1. Stray Cats- 76,000
2. Champion Horses- 7,500
3. Cannabis- 52,000
5. Battlebeast- 65,000
6. Battlebeast- 80,000
7. Obsidian Chimera- 28,000
8. Obsidian Chimera- 32,000
9. Obsidian Chimera- 40,000
10. Teegle- 110,000
11. Teegle- 80,000
12. Buildables- 26,000
13. Buildables- 16,000
14. Buildables- 25,000
15. EVO- 27,000
16. EVO- 15,000
17. EVO- 10,000
18. Elite Equestrian- 6000
19. Elite Equestrian- 5000
20. Elite Equestrian- 2500
21. Elite Equestrian- 6100
22. Elite Equestrian- 3100
23. Elite Equestrian- 10000
24. KittyCatS- 232,000
25. Obsidian Chimera- 51,000
26. KittyCatS- 266,000

TOTAL: 1,272,200 linden or approximately $5,090 USD

Again.. thank you!