Oh the weather outside is frightful, but inside it’s so delightful! Cozy up next to the fire in your very own home on Frosty Island. Enjoy snow-covered terrain and the beautiful pink, purple and orange skies of this delightful island in There shaped like a snowman.
Make yourself at home in a two-story winter cabin located in Santa’s Village. This lovely home offers a dining room, living room, family room and upstairs loft. Complete with outdoor lights and frozen icicles.
The snow-covered cabin is included free with the monthly rental of a one-acre Development Lot. Join the Santa’s Village Development Group first before picking out your new homestead. To rent a holiday cabin for the winter, step into the Lot and go to This Place on your menu bar and clicking information about For Rent. Here is a helpful article about setting up your Development Lot in the Santa’s Village Development Zone.
You can purchase furniture, artwork and a Christmas tree from Shop Central or the Auctions to decorate your cabin for the holidays. Our Designers have created many different styles of holiday home decor for you to choose from. Once you’ve got your home decorated to your liking, you can create an event and invite your friends and new neighbors to a housewarming party.
If you’d like to build your own home from scratch, you can purchase a PAZ from Shop Central and drop it anywhere around Santa’s Village on the Island of Frosty. Pick and choose what kind of furniture and decorations you would like to have in your home.
The Bay Area Boat System (BABS) Club is happy to present a December to Remember in the virtual world There. The group is holding special holiday hoverboat events December 3rd through the 31st to celebrate the winter season.
Sign up for the first BABS Sleigh Ride of the season with your host KatesHappy. Sip hot cocoa and go dashing through the snow on a one horse open sleigh with your friends. Look for BABS holiday weekend activities planned for the upcoming Outpost of the Month: Faith Bay Town & BABS Outpost operated by Circuit_Rider. Santa will be coming to town and spreading his jolly cheer in There. BABS has five holiday flotillas planned during a December to Remember. Ring in the New Year with friends during the last BABS event of 2018.
Dec 3 Frosty Mug Flotilla
Dec 10 BABS KatesHappy’s Sleigh Ride
Dec 17 BABS Ho-Ho-Hoverboat
Dec 24 BABS Polar Express: PJs & Trains
The BABS group supports a network of large landing towers and outposts throughout There. The towers allow big groups of guided hoverboat tours to easily island hop from one location to the next. B.A.B.S.throws regular events and everyone is invited. You can pilot your own hoverboat or relax and enjoy the scenic view from the passenger seat.
Shop the Auctions for a special BABS hoverboat sleigh.
Friday, November 3rd PaulGoldstar will be hosting the Bunka No Hi Opening Ceremony at the Japan In There Clubhouse. Bunka no Hi is a holiday held in the country of Japan in early November to promote culture, the arts and academic endeavor.
Join the Japan In There club! They hold language classes, listen to music together, celebrate Anime and chat about Japanese baseball. The club also plays Sudoku, puts on fashion shows, celebrates cosplay and discusses Japanese food and holidays. If you’re interested in learning more about Japan, this is the club for you!
The Japanese Culture Festival takes place November 3rd through the 9th. Sign up for fun and educational activities.
Break out the s’mores and insect repellent! It’s finally camping season in There. Camp-A-Palooza is in full swing and this is a month-long party that you do not want to miss.
Every Tuesday night, campers meet at Camp Headquarters and set out on a hike to a new camp location. Once the campers have descended upon the new spot, they drop a PAZ and pitch their tents. Campers enjoy a week-long vacation relaxing by the campfire, roasting s’mores, singing songs and making new friends. At the end of the week it’s off to the next camping location!
Earn camp badges for every week that you set up camp. Everyone who drops a PAZ and sets up camp is eligible for a weekly prize. The weekly winner will also receive a Big Foot prop. Ready to go camping and pitch a tent? Purchase a PAZ from Shop Central, you’ll need to drop it at the weekly campsite in order to set up camp. Once you’ve found a sweet spot to set up camp, you’ll need to stock up on some camping supplies.
How do you find out where camp is you ask? Head over to the information booth at the Camp-A-Palooza Lot in the There Community Gardens. Once there, you’ll find a teleport link to the most recent camp location. You can also sign up for the weekly hike to camp events by going to This Place on your menu bar and clicking Camp-A-Palooza.
There’s lots of fun camping events going on all month-long. Search keyword camping on the Events Page to find Camp-A-Palooza activities.
Ring in the new year in the virtual world There! Celebrate with friends from all over the world in welcoming 2017. You are invited to the New Year’s Eve Celebration to be held at the Community Garden Pavilion.
There will be music, dancing, card games and prizes! Break out your best dress or tuxedo and join us for a toast to welcome in the new year.
Is your virtual holiday home decked out with lights all aglow? If you’ve got your Christmas tree decorated and stockings on the mantle make sure to enter your home into the Festival of Lights Holiday Home Decorating Tour!
If you’d like to be a stop on the tour, be sure to submit your build to RobbyBoy by December 15th. ThereHouses, Frontier Zones, Neighborhood Lots, PAZes and FunZones are eligible to enter. All entrants will be entered into a dice roll to win a RKM Christmas TUV designed by RK_Falagar.
To enter as a participating location on the tour, follow these steps:
Send ThereMail to RobbyBoy or Email iRobbyK@iCloud.com.
Include the following information:
Your Avatar Name
Name of Your Location
Link to Your Location
Type of Zone
The guided Festival of Lights Holiday Home Tour will take place on Monday, December 19th at 7:00 PM PST/10:00 PM EST.
If you cannot make the guided tour, there will be a Self-Guided Festival of Lights Holiday Home Tour that will take place between December 17th through the 26th. The host will track your journey on the tour with a quest kit.
All participants in both the guided tour and self-guided tour will be entered into a dice roll to win a Christmas Sleigh and Reindeer Hoverboat designed by Migman.
Good luck to all of our participants! Make sure to get your entries in by the 15th!
Do you have a virtual home in There that you plan to decorate for the holidays? Submit your holiday home to the Festival of Lights Holiday Home Tour hosted by RobbyBoy to be entered into a drawing for a holiday gift and to be a stop along the tour.
Entries are due by December 15th. Send RobbyBoy a ThereMail with a link to your PAZ, ThereHouse or Lot that you have decorated for the holidays. The Holiday Home Tour will take place on Monday, December 19th. Stay tuned for the event link.
Here are some holiday home ideas to get you in the decorative mood! Search the Auctions for Holiday Home Decor.
Looking for a fun and creative gift idea for the upcoming holidays? Share There with the gift of Premium Membership this season with your loved ones! It’s a great idea for family and friends who live far away and cannot join you in person for winter festivities.
With the gift of There, you can fund a monthly Premium Account subscription for your loved one at a cost of $10.00 per month.
To get going on giving the GIFT of There, follow these steps:
Have your loved one download the Virtual World There and create a Free Silent Trial Account. Ask them send you their Avatar name.
Click here to register their Avatar name and set up a recurring payment for their Premium Membership through your PayPal account.
Log into There and summon your loved one to your favorite locations. Encourage them to sign up and attend Festival of Lights events during the month of December. Here’s a helpful link to a Quick Start Guide to get them going in our beautiful Virtual World.
Please note, your PayPal account will continue to be charged every month for the gift subscription until you cancel it.
Thank you for sharing There with your friends and family. Happy Holidays!
The Festival of Lights will be taking place in There.com over the next couple of weeks. Do you have a winter holiday event in mind that you would like to plan and include in the festival?
Some past fun and creative events held during the holidays include winter a wonderland fashion show, Santa scavenger hunt, caroling, secret Santa gift exchange, eight days of Hanukkah, winter ball, ice skating, holiday quests, Developer Showcase, sleigh rides and much more!
If you’d like to plan a holiday event to include in the Festival of Lights, make sure to add the keyword FOL to your event description. You can also contact Staff member Pyrena_Zosime and send her a ThereMail or Facebook message with the details of your event to feature on the There blog and Facebook page.
Also, it’s not too early to start planning for New Year’s Eve events! Thereian Greenie is planning a NYE Masquerade Ball. Contact her to plan coinciding events to celebrate the arrival of 2017!