|December 23rd[nb 1] or 24th|
|Time||8 PM — 1 AM[nb 1]|
6 PM — 12 AM[nb 2]
Toy Day is an event in the Animal Crossing series that takes place on December 24.[nb 3] It is based on Christmas and the holiday season and features Jingle, a reindeer who delivers presents. In games prior to Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Toy Day is the sole source of items from the Jingle Series.
In Animal Crossing
On December 23, Tortimer appears near the Wishing Well and gives the player a gift if spoken to. If the player is a boy, they will receive a Miniature Car. If the player is a girl, they will receive a Dolly.
On December 24, from 8 PM to 1 AM, Jingle will be out delivering presents. After the player speaks with Jingle for the first time, he will tell them that they are not on his list of people to give gifts to. If the player leaves the acre, Jingle will reappear in another acre and, if spoken to, will ask the player whether they like "big things" or "foldable things" more. Each time the player leaves the acre and finds Jingle again, he will have more dialog; the next time he asks whether they like "woven things" or "printed things" more, then he asks which the player likes more out of the previous two answers. Afterward, Jingle will give the player a gift, and depending on their answer to the final question, the gift will be different; answering "Big things!" results in a piece of furniture from the Jingle Series, "Foldable things!" results in a Jingle Shirt, "Woven things!" results in a Jingle Carpet, and "Printed things!" results in a Jingle Wall.
If the player speaks to Jingle again, he explains that he only gives one gift to each person; however, if the player changes their clothing, he mistakes them for another person and asks them another question. This time, Jingle asks the same question he asked before giving the first gift. He then gives a gift when spoken to next. After the player receives their tenth total gift, Jingle realizes what they are doing and will not give out any more gifts. This, paired with the fact that two of the options cannot be chosen,[nb 4] means it is not possible to receive every item in one night with a single player. A total of thirteen items can be obtained from Jingle on December 24: the ten furniture items from the Jingle Series, the Jingle Wall, Jingle Floor, and Jingle Shirt.
In City Folk
In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Jingle will give the player gifts from the Jingle Series on Toy Day. He will ask the player some questions which determine what gift he will give. If the player answers "Things you step on!", they will be given the Jingle Carpet. If the player answers "Things you lean on!", they will be given the Jingle Wall. If the player answers "Huge things!", they will be given some other furniture.
The player can change their accessory, headgear, or hairstyle so that Jingle may mistake them for another character, repeating the process. Unlike in Animal Crossing, changing shirts does not trick Jingle.
In New Leaf
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, from December 1 to 23, each villager in the player's town will give two clues on a desired item for Toy Day. Every villager will mention a certain color in one conversation, while in another conversation, the type of item (carpeting, clothes, electronics, food, furniture, instrument, lamp, toy, umbrella, or wallpaper). These clues are then used to correctly identify and deliver the desired item during Toy Day.
For Toy Day, the player must dress up as Santa, wearing the Santa Hat, Santa Beard, Santa Coat, and Santa Pants, all available from Able Sisters. The Santa Boots, available from Kicks, is optional. Only one of these articles are sold in Able Sisters and in Kicks from December 1 to 23; however, on Toy Day, the entire outfit can be bought at once.
On December 24, the villagers will stop giving hints, but will be seen anticipating for their presents. By 6 PM, Jingle will appear in town, and, once dressed up as Santa, he will ask the player if they could be his partner in delivering presents. He will then give the player a magical sack called the "Santa Bag," which contains all of the villagers' requested items. The requested items are such that no two items will have the same color and type. If the bag has not been returned to Jingle, the bag will break the following day.
Giving the item to a villager requires the Santa outfit be worn and the Santa Bag be worn. Villagers will refuse to go to sleep until they have been given a present. Their reaction will depend on whether the gift given matches their preferred color and type or not. Giving the wrong present will make them look sheepish or express sarcasm, despite thanking Santa, and will express their disappointment to the player. Giving the correct present will cause them to express joy about their gift.
After delivering all the items to the villagers, the player can speak to Jingle to receive a Festive Wreath. If the player gets all the presents delivered to the correct villagers, they will be mailed Jingle's picture.
In New Horizons
While initially absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Toy Day was added in the Free Winter Update. Jingle returns as the host, and he tasks the player with delivering presents to villagers. Additionally, throughout December toys are sold at Nook's Cranny and holiday-themed clothing is sold at the Able Sisters.
The setting that Toy Day undergoes is dependent on hemisphere settings, since this event takes place in both winter and summer. Should an island be set in the Northern Hemisphere, it will be snowing all day on Toy Day and the background music will be softer and uses jingle bells. On Southern Hemisphere island, it will be sunny on Toy Day and the music will be more vibrant and use extra percussion.
In amiibo Festival
In Animal Crossing
In New Leaf
- In Doubutsu no Mori, Animal Crossing, and Doubutsu no Mori e+ (Tortimer)
- In City Folk and New Leaf
- In Animal Crossing, a different event, albeit still called Toy Day, takes place on December 23. The event with Jingle takes place on December 24 and remains unnamed.
- For example, if the player chooses "Big things!" and "Woven things!" for the first two questions, they can only choose between those two in all subsequent questions, meaning the Jingle Shirt ("Foldable things!") and Jingle Wall ("Printed things!) are unobtainable.
- YouTube (November 17, 2020). "Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Free Winter Update – Nintendo Switch". YouTube. Retrieved November 17, 2020.