Winter

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Winter
Fall Spring
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Artwork of winter from New Horizons
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Weather
Clear, Snow

Winter in the Animal Crossing series is a season that starts on November 26 and ends on February 24. In the Southern Hemisphere in New Horizons, winter starts on May 26 and ends on August 24.

The weather of winter consists mainly of snowy, cloudy days. Snow may fall as soon as late November / May, but will not settle until December 11 / June 11 (December 10 in Animal Crossing). With the settling of the snow, snowballs can be found dotted around the town. These can be rolled up and joined together to make snowmen, or to discover and catch a Dung Beetle. Because of the cold setting, winter has the least amount of critters to catch.

During December, all existing cedar trees will be decorated with flashing lights, which alternate between blue, green and red. Any new cedars planted will lack the lights, and after the first week of the year, all lights will disappear. In the Northern Hemisphere, a huge frequency of snowy weather will around Toy Day. Auroras can also form during clear winter nights.

Throughout winter in New Horizons, the player has the opportunity to catch Snowflakes and receive Large Snowflakes from Snowboys. Additionally for the Northern Hemisphere, from December 15 to January 6, any cedar trees with light will, when shaken, produce Red, Blue, and Gold Ornaments for DIY projects.

Events[edit]

Below is a list of events during winter, what happens during each, in which game, and when. Note that hemispheres are only accounted for in New Horizons.

Event Dates (In 2021 when applicable) Games Description
Fishing Tourney Wild World:
January 16, February 28, and December 19
City Folk/New Leaf:
January 16, February 13 and December 11
New Horizons (Northern Hemisphere):
January 9
New Horizons (Southern Hemisphere):
July 10
Wild World
City Folk
New Leaf
New Horizons
Chip (or Tortimer in Wild World and C.J. in New Horizons) will set up a stall in the Plaza. Prior to New Horizons, Chip (or Tortimer) will challenge the villagers of the town to catch the biggest fish (either overall or a specific type of fish). In New Horizons, C.J. will ask players to catch as many fish as possible within a 3 minute time range. The Fishing Tourney lasts from 9 AM to 6 PM, after which the winner is rewarded a trophy (or in New Horizons, the player can continue redeeming points for fish swag until 8 PM).
Flea Market Wild World:
February 6 and December 4
City Folk:
January 24, February 28, and December 26
Wild World
City Folk
Players can visit villager's homes and buy selected items of furniture. Likewise, villagers can visit the player's house and buy items from them, at a price set by the player. In Wild World, the Flea Market will not occur likely due to New Year's Day.
Igloos January, February, and December Animal Crossing
New Leaf
Throughout the season, one of the villagers from the player's town may decide to live in an igloo for a day. Players that visit them can chat or play winter games, or in New Leaf, convince them to move in. If the player spends enough time in the igloo, they may receive one of several exclusive snowy gifts. This event is the winter equivalent to the Summer Campers.
Lighthouse Watching January to February Animal Crossing Tortimer may ask the player to turn on the lighthouse every night for seven nights (one week) as he leaves for vacation in January or February. If the player turns the light on for seven consecutive days, Tortimer will reward the player with either a Lighthouse Model or Chocolates.
La-Di-Day January 9 Wild World On this day, the player can hear villagers' suggestions for a new town tune. After the tune is sung to the player, they can decide whether or not they want it saved as the town's new melody.
Yay Day January 24 Wild World Villagers swap compliments with the player, and may refer to them infrequently after the event.
Bright Nights February 8 to 10 Wild World Villagers decorate their houses with lights, and the player may go to Tortimer to vote each day on the house they like best. The winning villager will be given the title of Bright Star at the end of the week.
Valentine's Day February 14 Animal Crossing
City Folk
New Leaf
In Animal Crossing, the player will receive letters from various villagers. The more the villager likes the player, the better the gift they are given will be. In City Folk and New Leaf, the player will receive a letter from the villager that they are friendliest with. This villager is always of the opposite gender. The letter contains a box of chocolates, which can be eaten. Brewster will prepare a cup of hot chocolate for the player if they visit The Roost.
Wedding Season June (Southern Hemisphere) New Horizons Harvey will ask the player to take anniversary photos of Reese and Cyrus's wedding in Harv's Island. Players are rewarded with heart crystals which can be used to purchase wedding furniture from Cyrus.
Fireworks Show August 1,  8,  15,  22, and  29 (Southern Hemisphere) New Horizons The winter nights come alive in the town with a fireworks display. Isabelle will give the player special items in the Plaza. Redd will also be there to sell raffles for items.
Winter Solstice December 21 City Folk (Europe)
New Leaf
The shortest day in the player's town/island. In City Folk, Tortimer stands outside the town hall, giving the player a snowglobe. In New Leaf, the sky is all dark all day. Isabelle will be in the Event plaza, giving the player a Blue Glow Stick.
Toy Day Animal Crossing:
December 23
City Folk/New Leaf/New Horizons (Northern Hemipshere):
December 24
Animal Crossing
City Folk
New Leaf
New Horizons
In Animal Crossing, the player can visit the wishing well during the day to find and talk to Tortimer, who will then give the player a toy: a Dolly if the player is a girl, and a Miniature Car if the player is a boy. On December 24 after 8 PM, Jingle the reindeer will distribute presents to players, but only if he fails to recognize them after the initial prize-giving. To do this, the player must change into different outfits. In City Folk, the player may have to search for him inside empty neighbor houses. In New Leaf, he'll ask the player to distribute presents to villagers instead. This is carried over to New Horizons, except Jingle will be present all day.
Countdown December 31 (Northern Hemisphere) Animal Crossing
Wild World
City Folk
New Leaf
New Horizons
Starting at 6 AM (or 5 AM in New Horizons) on December 31, Tortimer, Isabelle, or Tom Nook (depending on the game) will stand outside in the plaza with a large countdown clock, which will counts down the seconds till midnight and is adorned either with the town's flag and/or flashing lights. In the final hour before the new year, villagers will talk about their past year, and the music will change several times, building in tension in the last minute with a beep for every second. After midnight, fireworks will go off in the sky and residents will wish the player a happy new year.

Nook Shopping seasonal events (New Horizons)[edit]

The following is a list of events celebrated through the Nook Shopping app in New Horizons.

Event Dates Items Hemisphere Description
Shōgatsu January 1 to 15 Kadomatsu NH Icon.png
Kadomatsu
Kagamimochi NH Icon.png
Kagamimochi
New Year's Shimekazari NH Icon.png
New Year's Shimekazari
Northern "Japanese tradition has it that Toshigami-sama, a god of the new year, visits each house on the first of the year to bless it. The kadomatsu is like a signpost to welcome him in." (Kadomatsu)

"In Japan, kagami-mochi ("mirror mochi") is set out as an offering to Toshigami-sama. On January 11th, you break the mochi apart and eat it, sharing out the spirit contained within for good health." (Kagamimochi)

"Shime-kazari are Japanese rope decorations said to purify the home. They welcome Toshigami-sama in and keep impurities out. Place one on your door to protect yourself from misfortune!" (New Year's Shimekazari)

New Year's Day January 1 to 15 Olivier Salad NH Icon.png
Olivier Salad
2021 Celebratory Arch NH Icon.png
2021 Celebratory Arch
Yut Nori NH Icon.png
Yut Nori
Zodiac Ox Figurine NH Icon.png
Zodiac Ox Figurine
Northern "This salad, a staple of New Year's celebrations in Russia, came about at the end of the 19th century. It was invented by Lucien Olivier, but since his recipe wasn't publicized, nobody knows the "official" way to make it." (Olivier Salad)

"An arch bearing the Gregorian calendar's number for the new year. If you pass beneath this arch while carrying your hopes and dreams in your heart, you're certain to have a good year!" (2021 Celebratory Arch)

"Yut Nori is a traditional Korean board game. Instead of dice, it is played with wooden sticks called "yuts." Play it with family on New Year's, but don't get so into it that you have the first fight of the year!" (Yut Nori)

"Some folks put out zodiac figurines or statuettes to protect their houses and invite good luck throughout the year. Leave out this decoration for good fortune!" (Zodiac Ox Figurine)

Big Game Celebration January 15 to February 15 Football Cheer Megaphone NH Icon.png
Football Cheer Megaphone
Fiery Cheer Megaphone NH Icon.png
Fiery Cheer Megaphone
Starry Cheer Megaphone NH Icon.png
Starry Cheer Megaphone
Glittery Cheer Megaphone NH Icon.png
Glittery Cheer Megaphone
Football Rug NH Icon.png
Football Rug
Northern "Whether a championship is on the line or it's a showdown with a rival team, folks love to get into the spirit of the competition with all kinds of football-themed decor and game-day accessories. Go, team!"
Setsubun January 25 to February 3 Bean-Tossing Kit NH Icon.png
Bean-Tossing Kit
Northern "Mainly celebrated in Japan. People throw beans outside as they shout, "Oni wa soto, fuku wa uchi!" This is said to ward off "demons," such as sickness and disaster, and invite a year of good health and peace."
Groundhog Day January 25 to February 2 Resetti Model NH Icon.png
Resetti Model
Northern "Every year, a special groundhog emerges from its burrow on February 2nd. Legend says if it sees its own shadow, winter will continue for another six weeks. If it doesn't see its shadow, spring will arrive early!"
Valentine's Day February 1 to 14 Chocolate Heart (Milk Chocolate) NH Icon.png
Chocolate Heart
Heart-Shaped Bouquet (Red) NH Icon.png
Heart-Shaped Bouquet
Northern "February 14th is Valentine's Day. Celebrated worldwide, people give cards, chocolates, flowers, and other gifts to sweethearts and to others who may be dear to them."
Lunar New Year February 10 to 17 Lunar New Year Decoration NH Icon.png
Lunar New Year Decoration
Lucky Red Envelope NH Icon.png
Lucky Red Envelope
Northern "The beginning of the lunisolar new year is celebrated in many parts of Asia. Hanging certain red and gold decorations is said to bring peace, happiness, or good fortune!" (Lunar New Year Decoration)

"The start of the lunisolar new year is celebrated in many parts of Asia. In some areas, such as China, children are given red envelopes filled with money to wish for their good health. Don't spend it all in one place!" (Lucky Red Envelope)

Seollal February 10 to 17 Bokjumeoni Lucky Pouch NH Icon.png
Bokjumeoni Lucky Pouch
Northern "The start of the lunisolar new year is celebrated in many parts of Asia. In South Korea, children are given small bags filled with money to wish for their good health. Don't spend it all in one place!"
Father's Day June 1 to 30 Thank-You Dad Mug NH Icon.png
Thank-You Dad Mug
Thank-You Dad Apron (Black) NH Icon.png
Thank-You Dad Apron
Southern "Father's Day is when we say, "Thanks for watching out for me, Dad!" But what should go into a gift mug for fathers? How about all your love, for starters?" (Thank-You Dad Mug)

"Father's Day is when we say, "Thanks for watching out for me, Dad!" Although the holiday is celebrated at different times around the world, the gratitude and respect for dads is the same everywhere." (Thank-You Data Apron)

International Children's Day June 1 to 15 Handmade Cape NH Icon.png
Handmade Cape
Handmade Crown NH Icon.png
Handmade Crown
Southern "This event is for celebrating children growing up in good health, while thanking those who raised them. If you've ever been a good kid or raised one, flip your cape in a superhero way!" (Handmade Cape)

"This event is for celebrating children growing up in good health, while thanking those who raised them. Those who behold your new crown will be compelled to kneel before your royal...royalness." (Handmade Crown)

Wedding Season June 1 to 30 Nuptial Bell (White) NH Icon.png
Nuptial Bell
Nuptial Doorplate (White - Gold) NH Icon.png
Nuptial Doorplate
Nuptial Ring Pillow (White) NH Icon.png
Nuptial Ring Pillow
Flower-Petal Basket NH Icon.png
Flower-Petal Basket
Southern "There's a saying that June brides will be happy forever, which is perhaps linked to the month of June being named after Juno, the goddess of marriage and birth. Also, June is just a nice month to have a wedding!"
Dragon Boat Festival June 5 to 14 Festival Zongzi NH Icon.png
Festival Zongzi
Southern "Celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the year according to the lunar calendar in parts of East Asia, this holiday is meant to ward off disease. Steamed sticky-rice dumplings are typically served."
Dano Festival June 5 to 14 Surichwi Tteok NH Icon.png
Surichwi Tteok
Southern "Celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the year according to the lunar calendar, in South Korea this holiday is for praying for a bountiful harvest and warding off bad luck."
Tanabata July 1 to 7 Bamboo Grass NH Icon.png
Bamboo Grass
Southern "Celebrated on July 7th, this is the one day that the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi—represented by the stars Vega and Altair—can meet. Write a wish on tanzaku paper, hang it from bamboo, and wish on the stars!"
Marine Day July 8 to 22 Ship-Wheel Door Decoration NH Icon.png
Ship-Wheel Door Decoration
Southern "This Japanese holiday celebrates the many blessings that the sea provides. It is a day to acknowledge the role of the ocean in cultural exchange, trade, and prosperity for a country surrounded on all sides by water."
Le 14 juillet July 10 to 20 Phrygian Cap (Red) NH Icon.png
Phrygian Cap
Southern "The city of Paris celebrates this holiday with a large military parade followed by a spectacular fireworks show at night. This cap is a symbol of freedom in the style of those worn during the French Revolution."
Cowboy Festival July 15 to August 15 Rodeo-Style Springy Ride-On NH Icon.png
Rodeo-Style Springy Ride-On
Southern "Many countries have their own cowboy-themed celebrations, but this one is inspired by Brazilian traditions. We hope this springy ride-on toy will help you get into the spirit!"
Cowherd & Weaver Girl Day August 5 to 14 Orihime Outfit NH Icon.png
Orihime Outfit
Hikoboshi Outfit NH Icon.png
Hikoboshi Outfit
Southern "Based on the star-crossed story of two lovers who were only allowed to meet once per year. Perhaps you'll think of reuniting with someone dear to you when you wear this special outfit."
Obon August 10 to 16 Eggplant Cow NH Icon.png
Eggplant Cow
Cucumber Horse NH Icon.png
Cucumber Horse
Southern "Celebrated mainly in Japan, it is said that ancestral spirits will visit the living beginning on August 13th, arriving on creatures made from cucumber and eggplant before departing once more on the 16th."
Winter Solstice December 15 to 21
(Northern Hemisphere)
June 15 to 21
(Southern Hemisphere)
Midwinter Sweater NH Icon.png
Midwinter Sweater
Aurora Wall NH Icon.png
Aurora Wall
Both "The winter solstice is the day with the least daylight all year. Put on this sweater to send chilly Old Man Winter running!" (Midwinter Sweater)

"The winter solstice is the day with the least daylight all year. This wallpaper depicts that mystical shining light of clear winter skies, the aurora borealis. It's so magical that you'll forget how cold it is outside!" (Aurora Wall)

Ōmisoka December 26 to 31 New Year's Noodles NH Icon.png
New Year's Noodles
Northern "In Japan, many celebrate the new year with toshikoshi-soba ("year-passing soba") for good luck. The noodles' length is a symbol of long life, and the ease of cutting them represents cutting away misfortunes."
Silvester December 26 to 31 Berliner NH Icon.png
Berliner
Northern "A Berliner Pfannkuchen is a type of German pastry filled with jam and topped with sugar—not unlike a jelly donut. They're available year-round, but are a traditional treat in Germany for New Year's celebrations."
Nochevieja December 26 to 31 Twelve-Grape Dish NH Icon.png
Twelve-Grape Dish
Northern "You eat las doce uvas de la suerte ("the 12 grapes of luck") at midnight on New Year's Eve for good fortune. As the bell tolls 12, you eat one grape for each ring. That's not a lot of time to eat 12 grapes!"
New Year's Eve December 26 to 31 Sparkling Cider NH Icon.png
Sparkling Cider
Northern "No party to celebrate the new year is complete without everybody raising a glass of sparkling cider together. Reflect on the past year and wish everyone a good year to come… Cheers!"

Characters[edit]

Artwork of winter from New Leaf

Critters[edit]

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These are the fish and bugs that appear during winter.

Fish[edit]

Bugs[edit]

Items[edit]

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The following items are exclusive to the winter season.

Clothing[edit]

In Animal Crossing all clothing items have a season and probability group (A, B, or C) associated with them. Each town favors a certain probability group for clothing and this can be manipulated using feng shui. There are 165 clothing items available in winter, of which 29 are exclusive to the season.


List of winter clothing in Animal Crossing

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Group Available From Season
Folk Shirt SummerLeaf.png 380 95 A Tom Nook's shop Winter
Dark Polka Shirt SummerLeaf.png 350 87 B Tom Nook's shop Winter
Crewel Shirt SummerLeaf.png 380 95 C Tom Nook's shop Winter
Jingle Shirt SummerLeaf.png - 0 - Jingle Winter
Dark Polka Shirt SummerLeaf.png 350 87 B Tom Nook's shop Winter
Kaffe's Shirt SummerLeaf.png 460 115 A Tom Nook's shop Winter
Neo-Classic Knit SummerLeaf.png 380 95 B Tom Nook's shop Winter
Desert Shirt SummerLeaf.png 390 97 A Tom Nook's shop Winter
Aurora Knit SummerLeaf.png 380 95 B Tom Nook's shop Winter
Winter Sweater SummerLeaf.png 290 72 C Tom Nook's shop Winter
Sharp Outfit SummerLeaf.png 290 72 A Tom Nook's shop Winter
Earthy Knit SummerLeaf.png 390 97 B Tom Nook's shop Winter
Spunky Knit SummerLeaf.png 360 90 C Tom Nook's shop Winter
Deer Shirt SummerLeaf.png 380 95 A Tom Nook's shop Winter
Monkey Shirt SummerLeaf.png 380 95 B Tom Nook's shop Winter
Ancient Knit SummerLeaf.png 390 97 C Tom Nook's shop Winter
Yellow Pinstripe SummerLeaf.png 360 90 B Tom Nook's shop Winter
Cafe Shirt SummerLeaf.png 420 105 A Tom Nook's shop Winter
Striking Outfit SummerLeaf.png 460 115 C Tom Nook's shop Winter
Leather Jerkin SummerLeaf.png 390 97 A Tom Nook's shop Winter
Exotic Shirt SummerLeaf.png 380 95 C Tom Nook's shop Winter
Houndstooth Knit SummerLeaf.png 370 92 A Tom Nook's shop Winter
Uncommon Shirt SummerLeaf.png 360 90 B Tom Nook's shop Winter
Dapper Shirt SummerLeaf.png 350 87 C Tom Nook's shop Winter
Cozy Sweater SummerLeaf.png 350 87 A Tom Nook's shop Winter
Comfy Sweater SummerLeaf.png 360 90 B Tom Nook's shop Winter
Laced Shirt SummerLeaf.png 370 92 C Tom Nook's shop Winter
Shortcake Shirt SummerLeaf.png 330 82 B Tom Nook's shop Winter
Toad Print SummerLeaf.png 340 85 C Tom Nook's shop Winter

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