New Year's Day
|New Year's Day|
Isabelle at the Event Plaza in New Leaf.
Doubutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
New Year's Day is a special event held in the first day in January. It has appeared in every title to date since Animal Crossing. What actually happens, however, varies. In New Year's Eve, there is a countdown leading to this day.
In Animal Crossing
The player receives 10,000 Bells from Mom in the mail. At 9:00 a.m., they can also go to the well to make a New Year's wish. In the plaza, Tortimer can give a rare item to the player, and Tom Nook is selling mystery bags for 2,000 Bells.
The player can speak to Tortimer in this day to receive a random fortune. Tortimer can be spoken to multiple times for different fortunes.
Tortimer gives the player a New Year's shirt, and the player will also receive 1,000 bells from Mom.
The player's mom sends a gift with 10,000 Bells attached, although if the player does not play on New Years Day, they do not get the 10,000 Bells. A special cutout is available in the Event Plaza, and Isabelle will also be present there.
When Isabelle is spoken to, she gives a gift, which is an animal based off the Chinese zodiac of the current year. They act as furniture and can be displayed in the player's house. All zodiac animals have the Harmonious interior theme, sell for 120 Bells at Re-Tail, and, except for the zodiac boar, are only obtainable from the event.