The Lucia celebration features a procession led by a woman representing Saint Lucia, who — dressed in white robes, with a headdress of candles — repels the darkness with a halo of light. The procession is accompanied by the singing of traditional Swedish songs. The Lucia event in Second Life gives participants an opportunity to meet a real Swedish Lucia, listen to her entourage of singers, see a Christmas tree, visit Santa, visit a HUGE Christmas market (18 Swedish designers at one place!), receive Swedish freebie gifts, and dance to Swedish and international music, including live performances. By tradition, the identity of this year's Lucia is a well-protected secret until the December 12. The procession will be held twice: First, on December 12, 1pm Second Life time; the procession is then repeated four hours later at 5pm SLT.
The Lucia evening at stage:
Friday 12th December - (time in SLT)
12 pm - Junivers Stockholm - from the now so well known "The Ring" performance in SL. Junivers plays acustic live with 99% of his own material. He also does electric live with backtracks he composed and plays all instruments (drums via midi-keyboard).
1pm Lucia / Disco
2pm - Ernst Edman - One more of our famous Swedish artists in SL - he sings country - and are welcome back as we all remember him from last years succé at Lucia:-)
3pm Grace McDunnough - Grace is an artist, musician and virtual world experience developer. Creator of Musimmersion, founder of the Mill Pond Folk Festival and regularly performing live musician in the virtual world of Second Life, Grace is dedicated embracing virtual worlds to combine the emotional response of audio and visual immersion to deliver unique experiences around the grid.
4pm - Ayden Kruh - Ayden is a musician and a mystic at heart. He approaches life with an open mind, firmly rooted in his identity. As a singer/songwriter, he combines new folk/americana influences with neo-soul vocal melodies to share his take on life, love, faith, pain, ect.
5pm - Lucia 2 / Disco until the sun are seen again... a long night to come!
Where: Second House of Sweden, on the Swedish Institute - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Swedish%20Orientation/49/131/28