Tortimer's Vacation

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Tortimer's Vacation
Random week in January or February
Host Tortimer
Main appearances

Tortimer's Vacation is an minor event in Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+. Tortimer goes on vacation and needs the player to turn on the Lighthouse light between 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM The player is given the option to do this and can decline.


On a random Saturday in January or February, Tortimer can be seen at the Wishing Well. If spoken to, he will inform the player that he is going on a vacation on a tropical island starting the next day. He tasks the player with turning on the Lighthouse light each day between 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM when he is gone. The Lighthouse light can be turned on by going through its back door, which is only accessible during the week that Tortimer is on vacation. Inside the Lighthouse, the player must pull a switch that turns on the light. Tortimer will return the next Saturday, and if the player successfully turned on the Lighthouse light each night, he will thank them outside their house and reward them with a Lighthouse Model (in January) or Chocolates (in February) as a souvenir from his vacation.