The Lord of the Rings Online Yule Festival Kicks Off

Turbine sent us over a quick email this afternoon announcing the launch of this year's Yule Festival in The Lord of the Rings Online, along with a half dozen new screenshots depicting the wintery festivities available to players. The details:
Beginning today (December 14th), the residents of Winter-home invite you to celebrate the season with them during this year's Yule Festival and what a celebration it will be!

The town of Winter-home is a beautiful new Winter Festival region and this year's LOTRO Yule Festival is a winter wonderland of activities:

'¢ New Quests Help the residents of Winter-home with the final touches for the celebration
'¢ Snowball Fight Check out the Snowball arena where you can challenge your friends to a frosty duel
'¢ Theatre Event Head over to the local playhouse to catch the seasonal show
'¢ Eating Contest Get your fill of pies, eggs, mushrooms and more in the Winter-home eating contest
'¢ Festival Square Check out the local vendor, meet up with your fellows, or raise a mug to toast the season