PLEASE NOTE: This list is from 2019. MY LIST FOR 2020 CAN BE FOUND HERE.
This year, after several successive years of hitting as many Advent and 12 Days of Christmas calendars as I could across the grid, I have decided to scale back to only those calendars which I consider essential, those among my personal favourites.
After the NessMarket blog closed down earlier this year, there are now only two lists of Second Life Advent/Twelve Days of Christmas calendars:
UPDATE Dec. 2nd, 2019: Today I learned about two other Advent calendar listings, which I had not known about before:
- Seraphim’s 2019 Advent Calendar List
- SL Hunts’ 2019 Advent list, with no less than 159 calendars listed!
Advent Calendars I Will Be Visiting Every Day
- Firelight Hair has an Advent calendar, and last year made all the previous days’ Advent gifts available for free on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day (you do need to join the Firelight group for free). Gifts are men’s and women’s hairstyles with a mini 3-colour HUD.
- 7 Deadly s[K]ins has an advent tree in their store, with generous gifts every day from Dec. 1st through to the 31st! You do have to join the group for L$1,000 if you are not already a member.
- Appliqué Chic always has lovely clothing gifts for women. No group is required. New this year is a separate advent calendar for men!
- Virtue is another calendar with beautiful clothing gifts for women. The emphasis here is on classic, modest fashion. You do need to join the Virtue group for free.
- Entice has numbered gifts of womenswear under a Christmas tree instead of a traditional advent calendar. They also have a very handy sign nearby which shows you what each of the gifts look like! You do have to join the group for free to pick up these advent gifts.
- Essenz has an advent calendar offering gifts of women’s footwear (the group costs L$350 to join)
Twelve Days of Christmas Calendars I Will Be Visiting Every Day
- The Baby Monkey calendar runs from Dec. 13th-24th and is free each day, and L$10 each if you missed a day. Every year, each gift comes with a 3 colour HUD, and the all the gifts together form a complete, colour-coordinated capsule wardrobe.
- Altamura has a 12 Days of Christmas calendar starting Dec. 12th, with a gift every day. You can pick up all twelve gifts on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day. Last year the gifts included Bento mesh heads for men and women, and skin appliers.
- JUMO will be giving away gifts from Dec. 12th-Dec. 24th, as well as on New Year’s Eve. And you can pick up all the gifts at once on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day/New Year’s Day!
- The eBENTO Event has an advent calendar that runs from Dec. 11th to Dec. 25th. This year, the large red calendar numbers are randomly scattered around the event.