Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2021 In Animal Crossing: New Horizons Tonight — Don’t Miss Exclusive Items

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In just a few hours later tonight depending on your time zone, Isabelle and Tom Nook will host the second 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 color 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.

For many players, this will be their second opportunity to enjoy New Year’s Eve in Animal Crossing: New Horizons providing a chance to get whichever hat type they missed out on last year if they didn’t participate in online trading!

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!

Five New Year’s Eve themed food items including the Sparkling Cider, Twelve-Grape Dish, Berliner, Olivier Salad, and New Year’s Noodles can be purchased exclusively from December 22nd to 31st.

Another 8 additional New Year’s items can be purchased anytime from December 22nd to January 5th giving a more generous period to get them. This includes the Yut Nori, Kadomatsu, Otoshidama Envelope, Kagamimochi, New Year’s Shimekazari, Osechi, the year’s Zodiac Figurine, and a Celebration Arch if available for the year.

For veteran Animal Crossing: New Horizons players who already purchased all available items last year, the completely new items you can get this year that were added in the Version 2.0 Update are the 2022 Celebratory Arch, Otoshidama Envelope, Osechi, and Zodiac Tiger Figurine.

Check out the list below for a summary of all New Year’s Eve & Day items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons from Nook Shopping:

ItemAvailability

Sparkling Cider

December 22nd to 31st
(1000 Bells)

Twelve-Grape Dish

December 22nd to 31st
(1200 Bells)

Berliner

December 22nd to 31st
(1200 Bells)

Olivier Salad

December 22nd to 31st
(1000 Bells)

New Year's Noodles

December 22nd to 31st
(1300 Bells)

2021 Celebratory Arch

December 22, 2020 to January 5, 2021
(2021 Bells)

2022 Celebratory Arch

New in 2.0
December 22, 2021 to January 5, 2022
(2022 Bells)

Yut Nori

December 22 to January 5
(1300 Bells)

Kadomatsu

December 22 to January 5
(2580 Bells)

Otoshidama Envelope

New in 2.0
December 22 to January 5
(500 Bells)

Kagamimochi

December 22 to January 5
(1800 Bells)

New Year's Shimekazari

December 22 to January 5
(2000 Bells)

Osechi

New in 2.0
December 22 to January 5
(5000 Bells)

Zodiac Ox Figurine

December 22, 2020 to January 5, 2021
(1600 Bells)

Zodiac Tiger Figurine

New in 2.0
December 22, 2021 to January 5, 2022
(1600 Bells)

Zodiac Rabbit Figurine

New in 2.0
December 22, 2022 to January 5, 2023
(1600 Bells)

We’ve included the three most relevant Zodiac Figurine items in the list above, but you can find a complete list of figurines and dates in our complete article here.

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 in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and that your 2022 starts off great with a bang! Thanks so much for reading Animal Crossing World this past year. Things will quiet down around here now with Nintendo taking a break, but we’ll be here whenever the next Animal Crossing content comes!

Stay tuned to Animal Crossing World for everything on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including our extensive Guides section here. Our most popular pages include Winter Snowflake DIYChristmas Ornament DIYBuild Perfect SnowboysVersion 2.0 Summary9000+ Items Datamine16 New VillagersGyroidsKapp’n IslandsCooking RecipesSeries 5 Amiibo CardsRedd Art, and Sea Creatures.

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