Celebrate New Year’s Eve In Animal Crossing: New Horizons Tonight — Don’t Miss These Exclusive Items

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In just a few hours later tonight, Isabelle and Tom Nook will host the very first New Year’s Eve celebration of Animal Crossing: New Horizons! Join them to get your hands on a few exclusive items.

All day long today, you’ll find decorations setup outside of Resident Services alongside a rare outdoors appearance of both Isabelle and Tom Nook. It’s not often we get to see these two outside the confines of their office space, so be sure to chat them up in this rare opportunity!

You’ll want to speak with both of them to get your hands on two different limited time New Year’s Eve items as well — the Light Stick from Isabelle and the New Year’s Hat or New Year’s Silk Hat from Tom Nook. The former is free, while Tom Nook will be happy to sell you four different variations for 500 Bells each.

Only one of either the New Year’s Hat or New Year’s Silk Hat will be sold on your island this year though. You’ll need to either wait until next year’s event or visit a friend’s island for a chance to find the opposite item missing from your own island. Additionally, only 4 out of 8 color variations will be sold on each island.

If you’re someone who’s after getting every one of these items, follow our complete New Year’s Eve Countdown event guide here for full coverage of all 16 New Year’s Hat & New Year’s Silk Hat variations there are to collect!

After picking up your Light Stick from Isabelle and hopefully purchasing a few New Year’s Hats, it’s time to wait until around 11PM when the countdown festivities will start to heat up with party music and villagers gathering around the plaza. And as the midnight hour approaches, that celebratory music will continue to heat up!

Finally, when there’s about a minute left on the clock, your villagers will take out their own Light Sticks and begin waving them around in the final countdown of seconds until the New Year begins, with a fantastic fireworks show on display.

Don’t Forget Nook Shopping New Year’s Items

In addition to all of the actual New Year’s Eve Countdown event activities we already covered, be sure to scope out the Seasonal tab in Nook Shopping to pick up some additional New Year’s items. Today’s the last day to order the first four of these New Year’s items including the New Year’s Noodles, Berliner, Twelve-Grape Dish, and Sparkling Cider.

Then when the New Year starts on January 1st, you’ll have until January 15th to pick up 7 more new items from Nook Shopping including the 2021 Celebratory Arch and Zodiac Ox Figurine. Check out the table below for a summary of all these items and read our complete New Year’s Eve Food & Celebration Nook Shopping Items List guide for everything.

ItemAvailability
New Year's Noodles
December 26–31
(1300 Bells)
Berliner
December 26–31
(1200 Bells)
Twelve-Grape Dish
December 26–31
(1200 Bells)
Sparkling Cider
December 26–31
(1000 Bells)
Kadomatsu
January 1–15
(2580 Bells)
Kagamimochi
January 1–15
(1800 Bells)
New Year's Shimekazari
January 1–15
(2000 Bells)
Olivier Salad
January 1–15
(1000 Bells)
2021 Celebratory Arch
January 1–15
(2021 Bells)
Yut Nori
January 1–15
(1300 Bells)
Zodiac Ox Figurine
January 1–15
(1600 Bells)

Note that because Resident Services is closed today during the New Year’s Eve Countdown event, you’ll need to use the Nook Shopping app on your NookPhone to order items — assuming you’ve unlocked it by ordering at least 100 items previously.


We hope you have a great New Year’s Eve celebration tonight and are looking forward to what hopefully turns out to be a great next year of updates for Animal Crossing: New Horizons! What are you most hoping to see out from Animal Crossing in 2021? Let us know in the comments below.

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 New Year’s Eve Event, Winter Snowflake RecipesHow To Build Perfect SnowboyChristmas Ornament Recipes, Christmas Toy Set, Redd Art, and Sea Creatures guides.

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