A Calas White Christmas in Second Life

Calas Galadhon White Cristmas 2015; Inara Pey, December 2015, on FlickrCalas Galadhon White Cristmas 2015 (Flickr) – click any image for full size

Ty Tenk and Truck Meredith, owners of the marvellous Calas Galadhon park lands, have once again brought something very special to Second Life in the form of their season Christmas region. And this year taking the theme of White Christmas, it is something very special, even by Ty and Truck’s remarkable standards.

As suggested by the name, the land is blanketed in white, a rich carpet of snow which also clings to the trees and bushes even as more falls from the darkening skies overhead. Sleighs await visitors arriving in the region, offering a ground-level tour – and Caitlyn and I thoroughly recommend taking one to start your explorations.  The sleighs will take you around the region at a gentle pace, following snow-covered track around and through the island before depositing you at the Christmas Pavilion.

Calas Galadhon White Cristmas 2015; Inara Pey, December 2015, on FlickrCalas Galadhon White Cristmas 2015 (Flickr)

But that’s not the end of things; the Pavilion is open to visitors, and offers a comfortable room in which to sit before a roaring fire, while the Christmas tree awaits across the hall. Outside, and down the slope, a frozen lake and ice-skating await, while the paths and tracks offer plenty of opportunities to wander on foot and to find little spots to sit and watch.

And that’s not the end of things either. A short distance away from the pavilion sits a balloon ride. This will take visitor up, up, and away into the cold winter skies, all the way to the North Pole, by way of mountain passes and snow filled valleys, all the way to Santa’s HQ. Here, reindeer wander the fields below the village or keep an eye on visitors while Santa and his little helpers take a bit of a break between making toys and gifts and starting on their 24-hour delivery round.

Calas Galadhon White Cristmas 2015; Inara Pey, December 2015, on FlickrCalas Galadhon White Cristmas 2015 (Flickr)

While Santa and Co may be absent, that doesn’t stop people peeking inside the workshop, dormitory, local hostelry and Santa’s house, or from visiting the launch point for the sleigh of sleighs, and from even sneaking a little cuddle while sitting in it.  And once a visit is done, a nearby teleport stone will provide the way back to the pavilion.

In fact, for those in a hurry, teleport stones are scattered around White Christmas to help make getting around easier – but I would venture to suggest it’s better to avoid them and make your way on foot or via the balloon (in the case of getting to the North Pole), because there is so much to see and plenty of Ty and Truck’s wonderful touches and little visual jokes. And of course, there’s also the reindeer tour – and don’t forget to put the festive audio stream on as well when visiting. Specially put together by Truck and Ty, it is the perfect backing for a visit!

Calas Galadhon White Cristmas 2015; Inara Pey, December 2015, on FlickrCalas Galadhon White Cristmas 2015 (Flickr)

I could say more – but the joy of the Calas Galadhon seasonal regions is visiting and exploring them, so I’ll let you do that for yourselves, and instead leave you with a little video after the links.

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Cybele Moon (aka the dune mouse) has also produced a short video filmed at the Calas winter region – please take a look!

10 thoughts on “A Calas White Christmas in Second Life

    1. diomitamaurer

      I follow your blog regularly, in particular your destination recommendations. Calas Galadhon is always worth a visit and you brought it to my attention to see it again for the season, as I did all the years before. We really enjoyed our visit, thank you, Inara!
      And of course I wrote a bit about our visit myself in my blog.
      Please keep up your great work!
      Happy Holidays from Diomita

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