Merry Christmas Eve everyone! Yet another fun real-world holiday event has arrived in Animal Crossing: New Horizons today to enjoy all day long for the festive season.
Just as with Halloween and Turkey Day earlier this year, these holidays events in Animal Crossing can make for an enjoyable diversion during a year where we might not be able to spend the time we usually do with our friends and loved ones.
The Toy Day festivities for Christmas Eve began in Animal Crossing: New Horizons at 5AM local time on your island today when the in-game day started and runs all the way until 5AM on December 25th giving you a full 24 hours to participate.
During this event, the black-nosed reindeer Jingle can be found nearby Resident Services looking for help delivering presents to all of your island’s villagers.
Not seeing the event? Make sure you’re connected to the internet with a linked Nintendo Account to get Version 1.6.0c — read our full Toy Day unlock instructions here.
After crafting some Festive Wrapping Paper for Jingle, you’ll be tasked with grabbing his Magic Bag stuffed full of fun presents for every resident on your island. Simply go around town checking in on villagers both indoors and outdoors to give them their presents.
In total, you’ll be able to earn five unique rewards exclusive to Toy Day by delivering presents to everyone and completing the event! These items include the Festive Wrapping Paper, Toy Day Stockings, Gift Pile, Toy Day Sleigh, and Jingle’s Photo.
After all of the hard work with delivering presents for Jingle is over, you can also perform gift exchanges with your villagers using your own presents using wrapping paper. In return, they’ll give you back furniture items from the Christmas Toys Set usually sold at Nook’s Cranny, including different variations!
Of course, if you’re unable to play today for any reason, remember that you can still time travel backwards to December 24th later if you miss it — the event only needs to be unlocked once the first time. It’s always more fun to experience these holidays in real time though!
Let us know in the comments below what you thought about this year’s Toy Day event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. To be honest, I’m a bit disappointed in comparison to Animal Crossing: New Leaf, but I’d love to hear what everyone else thinks.
Stay tuned to Animal Crossing World for everything on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including our extensive Guides section here. In particular, don’t miss out on our popular Winter Snowflake Recipes, How To Build Perfect Snowboy, Christmas Toy Set, Christmas Ornament Recipes, Toy Day Event, Redd Art, and Sea Creatures guides.