By Bixyl Shuftan
There's so many Christmas-themed places in Second Life, there's too many to write about. But we can mention a few good examples. Gemma Cleanslate has mentioned plenty, and may continue to write about winter-themed lands. But with December 25 almost here, I thought I might mention two favorite places of mine, Devon Dream and Caledon Downs.
Devon Dream is owned by Safra Nitely. Every year, she sets up a Christmas-themed display. Among the things one can do is ride a train.
In this display, it seems Rudolph is getting a little stubborn in regards to where the elf wants him to go.
There's a frozen pond with bumper card in the shape of teacups.
Some nice relaxing scenery to check out.
And when night falls, one can see the aurora.
Another place to check out is Caledon Downs in the Caledon community. Owned by Cynthia Farshore, this December "The Christmas Express" is back. You can ride it by heading to the station.
Once it arrives, you have thirty seconds to find a seat to get on. It can be a little tricky as it's easy to end up sitting on the wrong part of the seat. But it won't be long before you're off and in the air.
And you're soon at Santa's Secret Base, presumably near the North Pole.
There are things to do there, such as this sled ride. While there, one can listen to the KGYG stream, which had plenty of Christmas tunes.
Santa and his elves are busy at work.
There's a warm, and detailed looking, kitchen area.
Caledon Downs of course is just one sim. To the north at Caledon Moors, there was a ski slope one could ski on. One could just walk up, or take the ski lift (elevator) to the top.
One can pick up skis and skates at a couple points there, midpoint and at the top. You can also teleport there from midpoint.
Getting the hang of skiing with the provided skis can be a little tricky. But before you know it, you'll be going downhill.
There's a lot more to see at Caledon, so feel free to walk around.
Merry Christmas everyone.