Festive Season Brings New Christmas Ornaments & Holiday Items To Animal Crossing: New Horizons Today

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With the holidays in full effect, brand new Christmas Ornaments have become available to collect in Animal Crossing: New Horizons today for crafting new Festive items to celebrate the season!

Collect & Craft Christmas Ornaments

Beginning today, look out for Pine or Cedar Trees on your island to be decorated with beautiful Christmas lights for the first time. Not every single one will be fitted with lights though, but any decorated trees can be shaken to drop new Ornament seasonal materials!

Unlike most of the other seasonal content introduced in December for Winter, the Southern Hemisphere can enjoy this content even on their sun covered islands.

Christmas Ornaments come in three different colors of Red Ornaments, Blue Ornaments, and Gold Ornaments. You can use them to craft a festive new set of 14 different festive holiday themed items, including the Big Festive Tree, Festive Rug, Illuminated Present, and Illuminated Tree.

As per usual, one of these new recipes can be obtained from Isabelle during the morning announcements too. This time around, you can look forward to learning the Ornament Wreath from her! The rest of these items can be unlocked through Balloon Presents (use our new guide!) — and one from Jingle on Toy Day.

Check out a preview of a few of our favorite Festive Ornament recipes below, and read our complete recipe list guide here to see them all:

Big Festive Tree

  • 6 Red Ornament Red Ornament
  • 6 Blue Ornament Blue Ornament
  • 4 Gold Ornament Gold Ornament
  • 5 Wood Wood
  • 5 Clay Clay

Festive Rug

  • 5 Red Ornament Red Ornament
  • 5 Blue Ornament Blue Ornament
  • 5 Gold Ornament Gold Ornament

Illuminated Present

Craft the Illuminated Present using the following materials and items:

  • 3 Red Ornament Red Ornament
  • 4 Gold Ornament Gold Ornament
  • 3 Iron Nugget Iron Nugget

Illuminated Tree

Craft the Illuminated Tree using the following materials and items:

  • 6 Gold Ornament Gold Ornament
  • 6 Iron Nugget Iron Nugget
  • 8 Red Ornament Red Ornament
  • 8 Blue Ornament Blue Ornament

Get The Festive Wreath

In addition to the new recipes crafted using Ornaments, be ready for a villager to approach you beginning on December 15th delivering another special item — the Festive Wreath!

Added in the Winter Update last month, the Festive Wreath can be obtained in conversation with a villager and works as an elusive door decoration item for hanging on your house door! You can also use it a wall inside your home too.

Toy Day Christmas Eve Event

All of the exciting new festive holiday additions in Animal Crossing: New Horizons today is part of the leadup to this year’s Toy Day event for Christmas Eve held on December 24th!

As you’d expect for such a holiday, both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres can enjoy Toy Day — and Southern islands will even get a unique sunny version of the event music.

During this fun event, you’ll find returning special character Jingle the Reindeer roaming your island looking for some help with delivering gifts to your villagers.

However, it appears that the Animal Crossing: New Horizons version of Toy Day doesn’t feature any kind of hinting feature for delivering villager gifts. You’ll still need to hand them out, but there doesn’t seem to be any specific hints or unique rewards for doing so ‘correctly’.

For those unfamiliar, the previous major title Animal Crossing: New Leaf had an interesting feature for Toy Day where villagers would drop specific hints about the type of Christmas present they wanted before the big day. That feature appears to be oddly absent from New Horizons.

For full details about the Toy Day event on Christmas Eve in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, check out our complete guide here.

More Festive Decorations

The first set of holiday decorations on your island went up on December 1st, but Isabelle and Tom Nook have stepped up their game today with a large Christmas Tree installed outside of Resident Services now too!

As for the rest of your island… that’s your job to complete using the Festive Christmas Ornaments items and recipes.


With the introduction of today’s new seasonal materials, players enjoying Animal Crossing: New Horizons since the launch in March have now seen all of the game’s seasonally unlocked content. It’s bittersweet, but hopefully more content will coming in January’s major update!

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 RecipesHow To Build Perfect SnowboyChristmas Toy SetChristmas Ornament RecipesThanksgiving EventRedd Art, and Sea Creatures guides.

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