Imagine a fairytale kingdom in Second Life built of ice and snow, filled with warmth, love, and laughter, with beautiful horses, whose sole purpose is to share that love in tangible ways to help provide toys for underprivileged real life children at the winter holidays. Now imagine that like most dreams, it only lasts for a very brief time.

The Winter Festival is just that – a celebration of all things Winter and Horse, a benefit on behalf of Marines Toys 4 Tots, the charitable organization that provides toys for underprivileged children at the winter holidays.

100% of all proceeds for this event will benefit Toys 4 Tots. Let me repeat: 100% of everything we take in via donations, auctions, bid boards, and product sales will go directly to the Toys 4 Tots accounting avatar.

The Winter Festival features a Winter King & Queen contest (whoever gets the most donations is crowned as the Festival Royalty); romantic horse-drawn sleighs through the gorgeously decorated Winter Kingdom, pony rides;  Ice Skating; Live Auction of more than 100 items large and small; dancing, and even beautiful ABC show ponies on bid boards.

The Winter Festival will be held Saturday, December 3rd from 12 noon SLT to 2 pm SLT.

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Opening Ceremony, 12 00 noon

Voting on King & Queen – November 28- 1-3rd, Voting closes 12:15 pm

King & Queen Crowned 12:30 pm

Dance Party Opened, 12:30 pm

Live Auction starts 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

ABC Pony Sale Starts November 28, Closes December 3 pm

Sleigh and horse rides 12-2 pm
Ice Skating 12-2 pm
Dance Party, 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Treasure Hunt 12-2:00 pm

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The Winter Festival will be held at Equine Island, and is co-presented by A1arica and Neternal Resident of Equine Island and Cherry Lastchance and EliteEquestrian of *Elite Equestrian*.

If you would like to donate Gacha products or show quality ABC ponies or horses, please contact Neternal or EliteEquestrian with your donations.

All proceeds generated by the Winter Festival will be donated 100% directly and immediately to Marines Toys for Tots in SL.

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Christmas Tree Treasure Hunt

HUD-driven – pick up your HUD at the Courtyard, then follow the included helpful hints to locate the ornaments for the tree HUD.  When you find an ornament, just click it, and it will appear on your HUD!  You are searching for round Christmas balls, church bells, presents, a candy cane and a glowing star for the tree topper. There are 15 ornaments (each with a prize) to locate and collect.

Then when you are all done, find the Grand Prize present and click it. You have to have completed your whole HUD before you can get the Grand Prize!

This hunt is FREE to you, but we hope if you have enjoyed the hunt and liked the gifts, that you will consider tipping any of the Toys For Tots donation kiosks around the sim. Remember that for just 500L, a real life child will be able to open a present on Christmas Day.

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Winter Festival ABC Show, rare and race pony sale on behalf of Marines Toys For Tots

All ponies sold via Bid Boards. Bidding is NOW open till December 3rd, with boards closing noon-1 pm SLT.

There are 17 ponies for sale, including 2 Gotlands (Red and Blue Dala); a 3×100 QL6 Aussie Cart Racer, (He’s a pretty white boy, unbred, ready to train for the track); a pair of match black Dartmoor pet ponies, their harness + & a complementing show buggy; and a round dozen show ponies, including last month’s Vanity Fair Best of Breed Dulmen pony.

All proceeds from this sale go 100% to Marines Toys For Tots.

What are you waiting for? Your next show winner could be here!  Put a very special pony under your tree this year.

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The Live Auction at the Winter Festival

In order to raise as much money for Toys for Tots and to help as many real life children as we can, we are presenting a life auction to auction off those rare and valuable gacha prizes we all have.  This auction will be called in voice and all proceeds will benefit Toys 4 Tots.

We are asking for your generous assistance to help make this auction a fiscal success – first through the donations of your rare and ultrarare (preferably winter-themed) gacha items, and your attendance and bids for auction items.

All proceeds from the auction will be immediately deposited to a special pay box that sends all payments to the official Toys 4 Tots in SL accounting representative.

Please help us raise money for this wonderful cause through your donations of gently loved gacha items.  To donate your items, please contact Neternal Resident. We can accept donations up to December 2nd.

 

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Winter Festival ABC Show, rare and race pony sale on behalf of Marines Toys For Tots

All ponies sold via Bid Boards. Bidding is NOW open till December 3rd, with boards closing noon-1 pm SLT.

There are 17 ponies for sale, including 2 Gotlands (Red and Blue Dala); a 3×100 QL6 Aussie Cart Racer, (He’s a pretty white boy, unbred, ready to train for the track); a pair of match black Dartmoor pet ponies, their harness + & a complementing show buggy; and a round dozen show ponies, including last month’s Vanity Fair Best of Breed Dulmen pony.

All proceeds from this sale go 100% to Marines Toys For Tots.

What are you waiting for? Your next show winner could be here!  Put a very special pony under your tree this year.

And whilst you are there, check out all of the other cool things going on during Winter Festival, Saturday, December 3rd from 12 noon to 2 pm SLT.

Winter King & Queen contest (You KNOW you want to be SL Royalty)
Romantic horse-drawn sleighs through the gorgeously decorated Winter Kingdom,
Pony rides for the tots and toddlers and the not so little ones too
Ice Skating;
Live Auction of more than 100 items large and small;
Dancing
Treasure Hunt
and of course, the ABC Show Pony Sale.

See you there!

 

First, Pick up a Christmas Tree Treasure Hunt HUD.

Then follow these hints to locate the ornaments for the tree HUD.  When you find an ornament, just click it, and it will appear on your HUD!  You are searching for round Christmas balls, church bells, presents, a candy cane and a glowing star for the tree topper. There are 15 ornaments (each with a prize) to locate and collect.

Then when you are all done, find the Grand Prize present and click it. You have to have completed your whole HUD before you can get the Grand Prize!

This hunt is FREE to you, but we hope if you have enjoyed the hunt and liked the gifts, that you will consider tipping any of the Toys For Tots donation kiosks around the sim. Remember that for just 500L, a real life child will be able to open a present on Christmas Day.

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RealHorse Hackney Pony Raffles!

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Here’s your chance to win one of the first 3 Hackney Ponies on the grid! Hackney Pony #1 and #2 raffles are open to all and you may enter as many times as you wish. Each entry costs $100L.

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Hackney #3 raffle is limited to members of the RealHorse VIP group; there is no charge to enter and entries are limited to 1/eligible avatar.  Wear your group tag to enter the Hackney #3 raffle.

The RealHorse Hackney includes a special ‘gaited’ AO with hackney stands, walk, trot, canter and a crouch park, as well as 26 coats, unrigged english saddle/bridle; harness/bridle, halter and riding system and cart.

The RealHorse Hackney will be our last v2 RealHorse. V3 is in process and will be Bento-enabled breeds of the RealHorse.  There is no established release date yet, just early in 2016.