Brand New Summer & Winter Solstice Items Now Available In Animal Crossing: New Horizons [Version 2.0]
This year’s Winter Solstice and Summer Solstice are fast approaching, and brand new seasonal holiday items have been added for both occasions in the Version 2.0 Update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons!
These limited-time Animal Crossing items serve to celebrate the beginning of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere, and start of Summer in the Southern Hemisphere with the longest and shortest periods of daylight in each part of the world.
For players in the Northern Hemisphere celebrating the Winter Solstice, they can pick up two brand new items for late 2021 this year right now: Bathtub With Yuzu and Tangyuan. Plus, the Aurora Wall and Midwinter Sweater have returned if you didn’t pick them up from past updates.
The new Bathtub With Yuzu item is sure to delight fans with a relaxing aromatic Japanese inspired bath in their winter homes, and the Aurora Wall is arguably one of the most beautiful wallpapers in Animal Crossing: Ne Horizons — make sure to get if you missed out before!
On the other side, players in the Southern Hemisphere celebrating the Summer Solstice can purchase two brand new items for 2021 this year right now: Maypole and Sunflower Sunglasses. Additionally, the Sunflower Crown and Sunflower Rug from previous updates are available again if you skipped them last year.
In particular, the new Maypole item is certain to be an Animal Crossing fan favorite with its large height covered in garland and flowers!
All of these Animal Crossing: New Horizons seasonal items can be purchased in the Special Goods section of Nook Shopping from December 15th to 22nd, with the appropriate items available for your island’s hemisphere.
Here’s the official descriptions for the Winter Solstice shopping event items:
Midwinter Sweater: The winter solstice is the day with the least daylight all year. Put on this sweater to send chilly Old Man Winter running!
Aurora Wall: 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!
Bathtub With Yuzu: The winter solstice is the day with the least daylight all year. In Japan, one might take a bath with yuzu on this day to avoid catching a cold. Yuzu is an aromatic citrus fruit with a strong but relaxing scent.
Tangyuan: The winter solstice is the day with the least daylight all year. In China, people often enjoy tangyuan, a clear, sweet soup mode of rice-flour dumplings, to celebrate this day.
And the second set of official descriptions from Nintendo for the Summer Solstice shopping event:
Sunflower Crown: The summer solstice is the day with the most daylight all year. Wear this sunflower crown under the never-setting sun and maybe your crush will notice you!
Sunflower Rug: The summer solstice is the day with the most daylight all year. But every day is sure to feel sunny and bright with this sunflower-motif rug around!
Sunflower Sunglasses: The summer solstice is the day with the most daylight all year. Wear these sunflower sunglasses to get a jump on that summer feeling!
Maypole: The summer solstice is the day with the most daylight all year. In Europe, some people might celebrate by joining hands and dancing around a maypole, a wooden pole decorated with garlands and seasonal flowers.
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