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8 things to do in December on Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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8 things to do in December on Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Here are 8 things to do throughout the month of December in Animal Crossing Switch! They are especially important if you don't want to miss out on exclusive winter furniture.

8 things to do in December on Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Winter has slowly taken hold on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, so there are plenty of new activities to discover! Here are the 8 things not to miss during the month of December!

Yule log

First of all, know that the new winter update has been available for a few weeks. By downloading it and launching your game you will then receive a superb Yule log in your mailbox! It's then possible to customize it to obtain different colors.

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Christmas toys

From December 1st, you can buy a whole range of toys at Nook's Cranny! Plush puppies, mechanical robots, plastic dinosaurs or even dollhouses ... are then available until December 25. Again available in different colors, do not hesitate to consult your shop every day to prepare the gifts you will like to give to your animals at Christmas!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons — Toy Day furniture and misc list

Toy Day is a seasonal event taking place at the end of December on Animal Crossing Switch. Find out what Rodolphe the Reindeer will ask you to do and what rewards you can get in order to celebrate the Christmas festivities.

Toy day

On December 24, Christmas Eve, you can meet Jingle on the town hall square. This will then be an opportunity to help him distribute gifts to the villagers of the island and win nice rewards.


Cherry tree petals, blue seashells or even maple leaves… This time, you will have to use your net to capture snowflakes in flight! The snow begins to fall fully on December 11 and the flakes you catch will allow you to design pretty winter furniture.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Winter Snowflake and Snowboy DIY recipe list

In December, you can catch snowflakes and craft snowman to get Frozen and Ice DIY Recipes and craft cute furniture on Animal Crossing Switch. Here is the list!


It's possible to roll the snow like in real life in order to make a superb snowman! To thank you, he will give you craft recipes to make Frozen furniture!

The illuminated trees

Better yet, the Christmas spirit will settle on your island from December 15! All the trees on your island will be decorated with light garlands. You can then shake them to drop tree ornaments which are very useful for making Christmas furniture.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Festive Christmas Ornament DIY Recipe List

Here is the complete list of festive furniture that can be crafted using Pine ornaments in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Enough to prepare a beautiful Christmas on your island!

Northern Lights

And yes… here is a nice surprise to discover in winter on Animal Crossing! It's possible to observe the Northern Lights in the sky.

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New Years Day

On the evening of December 31, you can celebrate the New Year with a great countdown timer and fireworks! Don't forget to visit the Able Sisters Shop to find a festive outfit, as well as the Nook Stop to order dishes worthy of a festive meal!

There you have it, that's it for the month of December! As a reminder, a new free content update will be available at the end of January with most certainly the return of Pavé the Peacock and therefore of Carnival.


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