Things have been getting slowly more festive in New Horizons and now Animal Crossing Toy Day will be kicking off very soon.

As revealed by Nintendo earlier this year, Toy Day will be the finale to the current ACNH Winter update running on Switch.

Some things will be ending after Toy Day is finished, with gamers now able to check the cedar trees for the special ornaments hanging there.

Shaking these trees will provide enough special items to craft furniture, but it’s unlikely to carry on after Toy Day.

“We’d like to invite everyone to experience the holidays together with family and friends in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, along with your island residents bringing their unique seasonal cheer,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

“We’re eager for everyone to discover all the changes arriving to your islands during this holiday season.”


Nintendo has confirmed that Animal Crossing New Horizons Toy Day event will start on Thursday, December 24, 2020.

No set release time has been shared but New Horizons updates usually go live in the early morning in the UK.

So expect the new Animal Crossing Toy Day to start after 2am GMT on launch day and run for around 24-hours.

Gamers should know that a new Nintendo Switch update is also likely to go live as part of the event.

This will mean that you will need to have your version of Animal Crossing up to date on your Nintendo Switch to gain access.

The Animal Crossing New Horizons Toy Day event will come with its own perks, including being able to earn a new gift by helping out a friend of Santa.

Jingle will be arriving on the island and will need the help of its residents to get everything sorted.

More news regarding Toy Day can be found in a statement from Nintendo below:

“It’s the time of the year when island residents rejoice … The month of Toy Day is nearly at hand!

“You might notice your island and plaza gradually becoming more festive with holiday-themed decorations over the coming weeks.

“Keep an eye out for decorated trees, too. Shaking these may drop ornaments which will allow you to craft holiday furniture recipes. From Dec. 1 to Dec. 25, you’ll be able to purchase toys from Nook’s Cranny and find holiday-themed clothing at the Able Sisters shop.

“When it’s officially Toy Day on Dec. 24, Jingle will pay a special visit to your island to spread holiday cheer. If you help him deliver presents, you’ll also receive a gift!

“New seasonal items will be available starting Dec. 1 at Nook Stop. Between Dec. 26 and Dec. 31, there will also be several festive items to commemorate New Year’s Eve. In addition to the update content, you can look forward to a countdown event starting at 7 p.m. on Dec. 31.

“With Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can meet in-game to ring in the new year with friends, family and your island residents.

“We hope you enjoy all the new options and holiday festivities arriving to your island. The next update will be arriving in late January. Please look forward to more information in the coming months.”

Expect more news to be shared in the lead up to the launch of Toy Day in Animal Crossing New Horizons.


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