Community Events: December 16th-22nd

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This week’s featured events:

Winterfest runs throughout the weekend on Crickhollow.  Twenty bands will play over the course of three days, starting with an opening show from Second Breakfast’s house band, Breakfast Club, followed by a special edition of Bread & Jam.  All solo and group musicians are welcome to share a song in a round-robin style during the Bread & Jam session, and storytellers are also welcome to tell a brief Yule tale.

Laurelin’s Shire Angling Club will be making a special trek up north for their first Forochel Expedition this Sunday at 2:30pm EST/7:30pm GMT.  There will be a trophy prize and a place in the record books for the largest flounder caught, as well as the usual prizes for number of fish caught.  Show up in Michel Delving to travel together or join the group in Sûri-kylä.

Several bands have scheduled their special Yule concerts this week.  There will be two grand shows back to back on Thursday on Landroval: the Remediators play their concert in Frostbluff at 9:30pm and Eriador Music Society will perform at their usual time and location east of the Founder’s Statue Park in Michel Delving at 10:30pm.


Community Calendar:

This listing is only updated on Fridays, but our community calendar is kept up to date throughout the week.  Take a look at the Google calendar to keep up to date on all upcoming events around LOTRO and copy some or all events to your personal calendar.  You may add events or post corrections in the comments section, but the fastest and best way to get it on this page and on the calendar is to submit a form.

Server calendars: Arkenstone CalendarBelegaer CalendarBrandywine CalendarCrickhollow CalendarEvernight Calendar, Gladden CalendarGwaihir CalendarLandroval CalendarLaurelin Calendar, and Sirannon Calendar


All events are listed in Eastern Standard Time (-5 GMT)/server time from Sunday through the end of the week, but an additional time zone is listed for EU server events.  You may add events or post corrections in the comments section, but the fastest and best way to get it on this page is to submit a form.  I’m always open to feedback and suggestions, both here and through the submissions form, so let me know if there’s something we should feature.  Thanks for reading!


Friday, December 16

Die Meisterbarden von Bree

Server: Gwaihir

Time: 2pm (8pm CET)

Location: Bree Auction Hall

Description: Concert

Green Dragon Friday

Server: Laurelin

Time: 3pm (8pm GMT)

Location: Green Dragon Inn, Bywater, The Shire

Description: Lively, lore-relevant hobbit night at the Inn.  Bring a riddle, a song, a poem or a story if you like! Please note this is a hobbit preferred roleplaying event, with travelling dwarves welcome.

A Rock and A Hard Place

Server: Gladden

Time: 4pm

Location: Bree West Gate, opposite the Stables

Description: Concert

Breakfast Club at Winterfest

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 8pm

Location: Frozen pond northeast of Frerin’s Court, Thorin’s Gate, Ered Luin

Description: Concert

Bread and Jam Sessions at Winterfest

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 9pm

Location: Frozen pond northeast of Frerin’s Court, Thorin’s Gate, Ered Luin

Description: Share your new or favorite tunes and tales, have an ale or two, kick up your heels in a dance, and enjoy yourself! Role-players are warmly welcomed.

 

Saturday, December 17

Struck by Moonlight at Winterfest

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 12pm

Location: Frozen pond northeast of Frerin’s Court, Thorin’s Gate, Ered Luin

Description: Concert

Polnolunie at Winterfest

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 1pm

Location: Frozen pond northeast of Frerin’s Court, Thorin’s Gate, Ered Luin

Description: Concert

Remediators at Winterfest

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 2pm

Location: Frozen pond northeast of Frerin’s Court, Thorin’s Gate, Ered Luin

Description: Concert

Songburrow Yule Tree Raising

Server: Laurelin

Time: 2:30pm (7:30pm GMT)

Location: Songburrow Hall, Songburrow, 4 Brookbank Street, Shire homesteads

Description: The Grand Order is happy to invite friends over to their kin hall to put up their yule tree, have some mulled wine and enjoy some yule music! After the yule tree ceremony everyone will continue to work on this year’s hobbit yule drawing.

Western & Central Gondor Roving Threat Raid

Server: Landroval

Time: 2:30pm

Location: Western & Central Gondor

Description: Members of Sleepless Knights start calling for fellows at 2:30 in /world, and the raiding begins at about 3:00 once the group is filled. So keep an ear out early if you wish to get a spot.

Puddlejumpers at Winterfest

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 3pm

Location: Frozen pond northeast of Frerin’s Court, Thorin’s Gate, Ered Luin

Description: Concert

Under The Sunlit Sky

Server: Landroval

Time: 3pm

Location: Outside the Prancing Pony, Bree

Description: Concert

Aleford Band at Winterfest

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 4pm

Location: Frozen pond northeast of Frerin’s Court, Thorin’s Gate, Ered Luin

Description: Concert

Little Wanderers at Winterfest

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 5pm

Location: Frozen pond northeast of Frerin’s Court, Thorin’s Gate, Ered Luin

Description: Concert

Dulcet Tones at Winterfest

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 6pm

Location: Frozen pond northeast of Frerin’s Court, Thorin’s Gate, Ered Luin

Description: Concert

Harlequins

Server: Landroval

Time: 6pm

Location: Bree Town Stage

Description: Concert

Classy Discussion

Server: Landroval

Time: 6:30pm

Location: 5 Harrow Rd, Addernotch, Shire Homesteads

Description: A discussion about one of the classes will be held at the Bounder Museum of Antiquities, located at 5 Harrow Rd, Addernotch, Shire Homesteads. All are welcome.

Little to No Drama

Server: Landroval

Time: 7pm

Location: Pony Stables, Bree-town

Description: Concert

Skarn at Winterfest

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 7pm

Location: Frozen pond northeast of Frerin’s Court, Thorin’s Gate, Ered Luin

Description: Concert

Craft Market

Server: Landroval

Time: 8pm

Location: Market Grounds by the Boar Fountain in Bree

Description: Co-hosted by Sons of Numenor and Middle Earth Craft & Wares. Sellers should contact Miss Lerillos for more information about setting up a stall. Held the 3rd Saturday of every month.

DisEnchanted at Winterfest

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 8pm

Location: Frozen pond northeast of Frerin’s Court, Thorin’s Gate, Ered Luin

Description: Concert

Animal House

Server: Landroval

Time: 9pm

Location: Prancing Pony Stable Courtyard

Description: Concert

No Whole Bard at Winterfest

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 9pm

Location: Frozen pond northeast of Frerin’s Court, Thorin’s Gate, Ered Luin

Description: Concert

Savo ‘Lass at Winterfest

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 10pm

Location: Frozen pond northeast of Frerin’s Court, Thorin’s Gate, Ered Luin

Description: Concert

Imladris Sunset at Winterfest

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 11pm

Location: Frozen pond northeast of Frerin’s Court, Thorin’s Gate, Ered Luin

Description: Concert

Bards, Beers, and Longbeards

Server: Landroval

Time: 11:59pm

Location: Prancing Pony Stage, Bree-Town

Description: Concert

 

Sunday, December 18

Elevenses

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 11am

Location: The Bird and Baby Inn

Description: Tell stories, share poetry, sing, dance, or eat: it’s all up to you! Play music solo or with a group. Role-playing is encouraged. The doors are open to folks of all shapes and sizes.

Julböcke

Server: Belegaer

Time: 11am (5pm CET)

Location: Thorins Tor (Thorin’s Hall)

Description: Concert

Harlequins at Winterfest

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 12pm

Location: Frozen pond northeast of Frerin’s Court, Thorin’s Gate, Ered Luin

Description: Concert

The Department of Harmony & Song

Server: Landroval

Time: 1pm

Location: Bree Festival Stage

Description: Concert

Traveling Bilberries at Winterfest

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 1pm

Location: Frozen pond northeast of Frerin’s Court, Thorin’s Gate, Ered Luin

Description: Concert

Weihnachtsfeier bei Familie Wintermond

Server: Belegaer

Time: 1pm (7pm CET)

Location: Zum Grünen Drache, Hobbingen-Wasserau, Auenland

Description: Am Samstag, dem 18. Dezember findet das alljährliche Weihnachtsfest der Wintermonds statt.  Geboten wird neben einem neuen Theaterstück der “Ziehenden Musikanten” auch Musik, sowie andere Überraschungen nebst Speis und Trank.

Breemarsch der Durins Faust der Gerechten

Server: Belegaer

Time: 2pm (20:00 CET)

Location: Westtor von Bree

Description: Es gehört schon beinahe zur Tradition der Zwergengemeinschaft “Durins Faust der Gerechten” an jedem Sonntag einen Marsch durch die Menschenstadt Bree, im gleichnamigen Breeland, zu machen.

Misty Mountain Hobbs at Winterfest

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 2pm

Location: Frozen pond northeast of Frerin’s Court, Thorin’s Gate, Ered Luin

Description: Concert

Forochel Angling Club Expedition

Server: Laurelin

Time: 2:30pm (7:30pm GMT)

Location: Michel Delving stables to Sûri-kylä

Description: The Shire angling club will make their way from Michel Delving to the frozen ponds of Sûri-kylä.  There will be a trophy prize and a place in the record books for the largest flounder caught, as well as the usual prizes for number of fish caught.

Western & Central Gondor Roving Threat Raid

Server: Landroval

Time: 2:30pm

Location: Western & Central Gondor

Description: Members of Sleepless Knights start calling for fellows at 2:30 in /world, and the raiding begins at about 3:00 once the group is filled. So keep an ear out early if you wish to get a spot.

Andune Ensemble

Server: Landroval

Time: 3pm

Location: Prancing Pony Stage

Description: Concert

Purple Pipeweed Parlor Band at Winterfest

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 3pm

Location: Frozen pond northeast of Frerin’s Court, Thorin’s Gate, Ered Luin

Description: Concert

Operation Hardi Clause

Server: Arkenstone

Time: 4pm

Location: Starting in Archet

Description: Roxxi Manor gives out crafted crit weapons, class items and food stuffs to lower level players several nights a week during the Yule season.  They start in Archet, then move to Combe, Thorin’s Hall, and Celondim. The elves will travel to each stop with a large band playing Christmas music, fireworks, and dancing while they give out the items the kin members have collected.

Shire Tramps at Winterfest

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 4pm

Location: Frozen pond northeast of Frerin’s Court, Thorin’s Gate, Ered Luin

Description: Concert

Mardi Gras Party at Winterfest

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 5pm

Location: Frozen pond northeast of Frerin’s Court, Thorin’s Gate, Ered Luin

Description: Concert

Fraggle Rock at Winterfest

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 6pm

Location: Frozen pond northeast of Frerin’s Court, Thorin’s Gate, Ered Luin

Description: Concert

Ruthless Raiders

Server: Landroval

Time: 6pm

Location: Mirkwood

Description: Folks level 60+ welcome, contact Ayrhawk

Thunderstruck presents the Rock Heap

Server: Landroval

Time: 7pm

Location: Bree Festival Stage

Description: Concert

 

Monday, December 19

Suicidal Monster Mob

Server: Landroval

Time: 1pm

Location: Ettenmoors

Description: Creep raids

Instant Play

Server: Gwaihir

Time: 2pm (7pm GMT)

Location: West Bree Stables, Bree-Town

Description: Concert

Michel Delving Market

Server: Laurelin

Time: 2:30pm (7:30pm GMT)

Location: Michel Delving, The Shire

Description: Bi-weekly hobbit market, especially good for young hobbits setting out on their journeys.

Purple Pipeweed Parlor Band

Server: Landroval

Time: 7pm

Location: Prancing Pony Stage

Description: Concert

Nibbles and Nobs / Ales and Tales

Server: Landroval

Time: 8:30 Nibbles – 9:30 to 11:30 A&T

Location: Frostbluff

Description: Volunteer to tell a tale, sing a song, recite a new poem, anything you wish to share with others in an RP setting. Nibbles and Nobs offers an open stage to all performers, while Ales and Tales features a house band and scheduled performers (all are welcome to sign up).  Location changes every week, so /joinchannel alesandtales  to find out this week’s location.

Elevenses

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 11pm

Location: Bird and Baby Inn, Michel Delving.

Description: Tell stories, share poetry, sing, dance, or eat: it’s all up to you! Play music solo or with a group. Role-playing is encouraged. The doors are open to folks of all shapes and sizes.

 

Tuesday, December 20

Suicidal Monster Mob

Server: Landroval

Time: 1pm

Location: Ettenmoors

Description: Creep raids

Bärtigen Musen

Server: Belegaer

Time: 2pm

Location: Prancing Pony Stage

Description: Concert

Michel Delving Market

Server: Laurelin

Time: 2:30pm (7:30pm GMT)

Location: Michel Delving, The Shire

Description: Bi-weekly hobbit market, especially good for young hobbits setting out on their journeys.

Gala Du Lierre Touffu

Server: Sirannon

Time: 3pm (21:00 CET)

Location: The Ivy Bush Inn, Hobbiton, The Shire

Description: Singing Tour, Music, Poems, Stories, Tales and Jokes.  Open stage for everyone.

The Mardi Gras Party Band

Server: Landroval

Time: 8pm

Location: Prancing Pony Inn, Bree

Description: Concert

Mythgard Adventures

Server: Landroval

Time: 9pm

Location: 2 Frothing Road, Eldinggraf, Thorin’s Hall homesteads

Description: Mythgard Kinship leader Wigend (aka the Tolkien Professor) offers a brief webinar lore talk, then Skirmish Master Pineleaf Needles leads an instance or skirmish.

Runic Knights Orchestra

Server: Landroval

Time: 9pm

Location: Bree Park

Description: Concert

 

Wednesday, December 21

Morning Tunes and Ales

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 11am

Location: Hrimbarg, The Misty Mountains

Description: This weekly RP event is a chance to share tunes and stories with travellers from around Eriador.  The event moves to a different location every week.

Little Wanderers present The Night of the Muses

Server: Laurelin

Time: 2:30pm (7:30pm BST)

Location: Eldar Monument in Michel Delving, The Shire

Description: The Little Wanderers play a concert, but afterwards others are welcome to join in the action by playing their own songs

Dwarves Night Out

Server: Laurelin

Time: 3pm

Location: Thorin’s Hall Inn

Description: Get together to share songs, tales, and have a good together and an ale or six!  This is a dwarf only event but all Dwarrow friends are welcome.

Hûd i Eledhrim (Hall of Fire) Wednesdays

Server: Laurelin

Time: 3pm (20:00 BST)

Location: Hall of Fire, Last Homely House, Rivendell

Description: Come for converse, food and drink, music and song, poetry and tale-telling!

Operation Hardi Clause

Server: Arkenstone

Time: 8pm

Location: Starting in Archet

Description: Roxxi Manor gives out crafted crit weapons, class items and food stuffs to lower level players several nights a week during the Yule season.  They start in Archet, then move to Combe, Thorin’s Hall, and Celondim. The elves will travel to each stop with a large band playing Christmas music, fireworks, and dancing while they give out the items the kin members have collected.

DisEnchanted

Server: Landroval

Time: 8:30pm

Location: Bree Park across from the jail

Description: Concert

Bright Star

Server: Landroval

Time: 9:30pm

Location: Bree Park across from the jail

Description: Concert

Merry Tunes and Ales

Server: Crickhollow

Time: 10:30pm

Location: Hrimbarg, The Misty Mountains

Description: This new weekly RP event is a chance to share tunes and stories with travellers from around Eriador.  The event moves to a different location every week.

 

Thursday, December 22

Stammtisch zum Efeubusch

Server: Belegaer

Time: 2pm (20:00 CEST)

Location: Gasthaus Efeubusch, Hobbingen, Auenland

Description: Ab der achten Abendstunde freuen sich die Stammtischler auf Besucher aus aller Welt, mit denen ausgelassen über den neusten Klatsch und Tratsch geplaudert, so mancher Krug gehoben und gewitzelt wird.

Bird & Baby Yard Party

Server: Laurelin

Time: 2:30pm (7:30pm BST)

Location: Outside of the Bird and Baby Inn, Michel Delving, The Shire

Description:  When there is a scheduled event, feel free to play music, tell stories or whatever during breaks, but we ask that you yield the stage to the evening’s main act at their discretion.

Concerning Hobbits Pub Party

Server: Landroval

Time: 8:30pm

Location: Bird n’ Baby, Michel Delving, The Shire

Description: These weekly parties feature games, music, pies, light RP, prizes, and fireworks. Party games include the Bad Joke Contest, Riddle Game, Hide-a-Hobbit, and more.

Remediators Yule Concert

Server: Landroval

Time: 9:30pm

Location: Frostbluff

Description: Concert

Eriador Music Society Yule Concert

Server: Landroval

Time: 10:30pm

Location: Founder’s Statue, Michel Delving, The Shire

Description: Concert


Coming soon:

Quite a few concerts and regular events will be on hold over the last two weeks of the year because of the holidays, but there will also be a few new events on the schedule.  The HOPE will play Livin la Vida Loca, a program of macarena, tango, and more at Frostbluff next Saturday, December 24th at 1pm on Landroval.

The Legion of the Silent River will be holding an open Draigoch Raid on the Crickhollow server in January.  Please visit their thread to get all the details–the raid will be held on January 14th, but all participants must attend a preparatory meeting on January 8th.


Festival time:

Most of you are probably already aware that the Yule Festival will now be starting on Monday, December 19th.  It runs through January 16th.  The official Twitter feed unveiled a few of the items we’ll be eager to procure on Monday, including a new cloak, kites, a robe, and a reindeer mount.

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  1. Just a note that Ales and Tales on Landroval is in a special format this week!
    Ales & Tales … with The Tolkien Professor on December 19th!

    Hullo! Tis time for a Doubly Special ‘Ales & Tales’! We will be visiting Frostbluff for our annual Yule Festival holiday show and The Tolkien Professor will be visiting us for some lore-bestowing! As such, the format for this show will be different.

    Special Start Time and Format:
    Nibbles & Nobs starts early at 8:00pm with open-stage. Old Winyards will play an opening set of holiday music at 9:00pm (all times are EST, /servertime). Then the Tolkien Professor will join us at 9:30 for some lore discussion (details on how to participate found below). Lastly, Old Winyards will play a closing set of holiday music sometime around 10:30/11:00ish.

    There will be layer wranglers to help pull folks into the correct layer. Ask in Frostbluff regional or look for announcements in the /alesandtales channel.

    Instructions for asking questions of The Tolkien Professor
    Here is the link to the Lore Hall Discord channel: https://discord.gg/mCs57eC. Folks can either use the web-based version of the app or download the local client. In this channel, only Corey can talk … everyone else is automatically muted. Also, there is a text channel they have opened called #ales-and-tales — this will be for question-asking from our end during the event. Corey will monitor this channel and respond accordingly. Please, ONLY use this channel for submitting questions to Corey — he can’t sift through comments and chatter and random pie-talk to get to questions, so comments, chatter and pie-talk needs to go elsewhere… such as our usual outlets e.g. /alesandtales and /say.
    Professor Corey will field lore questions and also provide some insight on various areas of Tolkien lore… such as Yuletide holidays! So, gather your lore-questions and brace yourselves for lore-answers!

    We do hope you can join us for this very special show!

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