Christmas Village Building Theme
A slim and trim Christmas building theme put together from assorted historic buildings and sets.
*ACTIVATE THIS AND ITS PARENT MOD ON THE MODS TAB OF CONTENT MANAGER BEFORE LOADING CHRISTMAS VILLAGE SAVE.* Otherwise, you’ll start getting skyscrapers ?
Requires the Building Themes by District Mod (updated for Green Cities – does not require DLC). You can subscribe in one click to all Christmas Village save game items, right above ^^ at the Christmas Village Collection.
This item is a style for your entire city, is all set up for you and ready to go, and once you activate it and Building Themes by District Mod on your Content Manager mods tab, it will show up on the Building Themes by District Mod’s list of built in themes
The parent mod of this theme allows very detailed, specific control of what will and will not be allowed to spawn in your city. You can always add more buildings to this theme or take out ones you don’t like in the Building Theme Mod’s interface which is on the Policies menu. Any of those changes you make to this theme will be saved to your local settings of the mod. It’s a great mod!
Residential Low – Levels 1-3 are vanilla houses, levels 4 and 5 are the Christmas-decorated Chalets *only*. That means that once a house reaches level 4, from then on it can only be a Christmas Chalet and so will the house that replaces it when it goes up to level 5.. One or two sizes, for example 1×1 lot, have no assigned building. A 1×1 spot of low residential will therefore remain empty
Residential High – Levels 1-3 are Half Timbered / Fachwerk houses by Titan. Levels 4 and 5 do not exist for that building pack, so there are no levels 4 and 5 allowed and thus will not spawn, otherwise your Titan Fachwerk houses would be upgraded to normal highrises. If you’d like your high res buildings to upgrade to 4 and 5, you can definitely add that in! There is a “building clone” option in Building Themes by District mod where you can clone a Titan building and make it be level 4 or 5. Or you may of course add in levels 4 and 5 of whatever buildings you happen to find on the workshop that you like. Just use the Building Themes mod’s GUI panel on the policies menu. A nice recommendation would be residential levels 4 and 5 of Titan’s Baroque buildings
Commercial Low – all are level 1 – the quaint UK pubs and just a few select vanilla level 1s. You might want to add more here if you choose. Just be aware that if you add in levels 2 and 3, your corner pubs will be spawned over because they are all level 1. I’ve hand placed some level 2 and 3’s of the nicest vanilla buildings using Find It. This theme will not force them to demolish and be replaced by a level 1 allowed building… another nice feature.
Commercial High – All levels 1-3 Half Timbered / Fachwerk Commercial Buildings by Titan
Industrial – All industrial and specialized industrial buildings are activated (If you choose to use this theme on a European environment, meaning with the default European block buildings, be sure to add in all the European style industrials into this theme on the Building Themes mod’s GUI panel on the policies menu. European environment also has its own, different industrial buildings. Otherwise nothing will spawn in industrial)
Office – All levels 1-3 are Half Timbered / Fachwerk Office Buildings by Titan
All buildings screened using Mesh Info. Categories not necessary to be customized (for example, all industrial categories) as well as the lower level of low density residential are default buildings. This saves a lot, too. If my computer can run it, yours probably can too! Performance tip: always disable or unsubscribe to any items you’re not using in your current city save. Make yourself personal collections to keep track.
Want more houses that look great in this city? North American Christmas villages were planned but could not be included in the end, so I happily recommend
– East Coast Housing (Canadian Atlantic and the New England coast)
– Suburbia, USA by DethKwok, cute Colonials (Northeast, Upper Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states)