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Things to do in January

See all the things to do in January in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH), for the Nintendo Switch. These include all January events, bugs, fish & sea creatures that are coming and leaving in January, January-exclusive recipes & items, and all January birthdays!

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Calendar Bugs & Fish Sea Creatures DIY Recipes
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List of All Events

List of Events in January

January Event Calendar

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31
1/1
New Year's Day
Bob's Birthday
1/2
Poncho's Birthday
1/3
Joey's Birthday
1/4
Diana's Birthday
1/5
Roald's Birthday
1/6
Carmen's Birthday
1/7
Harry's Birthday
1/8
Pierce's Birthday
1/9
Fishing Tourney
Tifanny's Birthday
1/10
Papi's Birthday
1/11
Maddie's Birthday
1/12
Moe's Birthday
1/13
Puddles' Birthday
1/14
Velma's Birthday
1/15
Bug-Off (Southern Hemisphere)
・Gladys' Birthday
1/16
Ursala's Birthday
1/17
Rizzo's Birthday
1/18
Sherb's Birthday
1/19
Simon's Birthday
1/20
Opal's Birthday
1/21
Genji's Birthday
1/22
Francine's Birthday
1/23
Gwen's Birthday
1/24
Rhonda's Birthday
1/25
Savannah's Birthday
1/26
Vivian's Birthday
1/27
Aurora's Birthday
Admiral's Birthday
1/28
Margie's Birthday
1/29
Cube's Birthday
1/30
Flurry's Birthday
1/31
Winnie's Birthday

Note: In the Southern Hemisphere seasonal events (excluding birthdays) take place in July.

January 1: New Year's Day

Event Duration January 1

December 31's midnight festivities continue on New Year's Day. Although the fireworks display will end at 2:00am, your villagers will still be out celebrating and wishing you a new year.

Learn more about New Year's Day and the list of prizes you can get through our guide below!

New Year's Day Info and Rewards

January 9: C.J.'s Fishing Tourney

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Fishing Tourney Date January 9, 2021
2nd Saturday of January

The Fishing Tourney event is back! Prepare your fishing rods and practice your fishing skills to win prizes!

Learn more about C.J.'s Fishing Tourney and the list of prizes you can get through our guide below!

C.J.'s Fishing Tourney Dates and Prizes Guide

January 15: Flick's Bug-Off Event (Southern Hemisphere)

Flick

Bug-Off Date January 15
3rd Saturday of September

Flick is back with another Bug-off event! Prepare your nets and catch as many bugs as you can within 3 minutes!

Northern Hemisphere residents may visit players in the Southern Hemisphere to participate in this event.

Learn more about Flick's Bug-Off and the list of prizes you can get through our guide below!

Bug-Off Rules and Prizes

Bugs and Fish Available in January

All Bugs and Fish Available in January

To see the complete list of bugs and fish available in January, check out the following pages.

Northern Hemisphere
January Bugs January Fish
Southern Hemisphere
July Bugs July Fish

New Bugs and Fish Available in January

Check out the critters that have started appearing this January (Northern Hemisphere).

New Bugs Available in January

No. Name Location Months Time of Day

New Fish Available in January

Name Shadow Size Area Times Sell Price

Bugs and Fish Leaving in January

These critters will not be available until their next seasonal month so be sure not to miss them!

Bugs Leaving in January

No. Name Location Months Time of Day

Fish Leaving in January

Name Shadow Size Area Times Sell Price

Note: These lists are based on Northern Hemisphere dates. In the Southern Hemisphere, these bugs and fish appear in July. We will continue to update this page. If you can provide any kind of verifiable info about bugs not shown in the list, be sure and send us a picture in the comments.

Sea Creatures Available in January

All Sea Creatures Available in January

To see the complete list of sea creatures available in January, check out the following pages.

Northern Hemisphere Southern Hemisphere
January Sea Creatures July Sea Creatures

New Sea Creatures Available in January

Check out the sea creatures that have started appearing this January (Northern Hemisphere).

Name Shadow Size Time of Day Sell Price
5 Sea Star ImageSea Star Medium Shadow SizeMedium Anytime 500
8 Sea Anemone ImageSea Anemone Large Shadow SizeLarge Anytime 500
10 Sea Slug ImageSea Slug Small Shadow SizeSmall Anytime 600
11 Pearl Oyster ImagePearl Oyster Medium Shadow SizeMedium Anytime 2800
14 Scallop ImageScallop Large Shadow SizeLarge Anytime 1200
15 Whelk ImageWhelk Medium Shadow SizeMedium Anytime 1000
20 Octopus ImageOctopus Large Shadow SizeLarge Anytime 1200
28 Acorn Barnacle ImageAcorn Barnacle Small Shadow SizeSmall Anytime 600
32 Mantis Shrimp ImageMantis Shrimp Medium Shadow SizeMedium 4 PM to 9 AM 2500

Sea Creatures Leaving in January

These sea creatures will not be available until their next seasonal month so be sure not to miss them!

Name Shadow Size Time of Day Sell Price
17 Abalone ImageAbalone Medium Shadow SizeMedium 4 PM to 9 AM 2000

January Exclusive DIY Recipes

Snowflake Wreath DIY Recipe

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Recipe Availability December 11 - February 24
(Northern Hemisphere)
June 11 - August 24
(Southern Hemisphere)

If you missed it last month, you have another chance to receive the Snowflake Wreath DIY recipe from Isabelle. Collect all the Snowflake-themed DIY recipes to complete the items from the Ice (Frozen) Series Furniture and Snowflake Series Furniture collections!

Ornament Wreath DIY Recipe

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Recipe Availability December 15 - January 6
(Both Hemispheres)

January 6 is your last chance to receive the Ornament Wreath DIY Recipe from Isabelle. Collect all the Festive-themed DIY recipes to complete the Festive Series Furniture collection!

List of Festive Series Furniture & Item Recipes

January Exclusive Items

Catch Snowflakes

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Item Availability December 11 - February 24
(Northern Hemisphere)
June 11 - August 24
(Southern Hemisphere)

If you haven't completed the Ice (Frozen) Series Furniture and Snowflake Series Furniture collections, get as many snowflakes as you need, while you still can!

Get Ornaments from Cedar Pines

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January 6 is the last day you can shake Cedar Pines to get Ornaments, with the Gold Ornament being the rarest of the three. Shake those trees before ornaments disappear!

How to Get Ornaments and How to Use Them

List of Villager Birthdays in January

Bob Image
Bob

(January 1)
Poncho Image
Poncho

(January 2)
Joey Image
Joey

(January 3)
Diana Image
Diana

(January 4)
Roald Image
Roald

(January 5)
Carmen Image
Carmen

(January 6)
Harry Image
Harry

(January 7)
Pierce Image
Pierce

(January 8)
Tiffany Image
Tiffany

(January 9)
Papi Image
Papi

(January 10)
Maddie Image
Maddie

(January 11)
Moe Image
Moe

(January 12)
Puddles Image
Puddles

(January 13)
Velma Image
Velma

(January 14)
Gladys Image
Gladys

(January 15)
Ursala Image
Ursala

(January 16)
Rizzo Image
Rizzo

(January 17)
Sherb Image
Sherb

(January 18)
Simon Image
Simon

(January 19)
Opal Image
Opal

(January 20)
Genji Image
Genji

(January 21)
Francine Image
Francine

(January 22)
Gwen Image
Gwen

(January 23)
Rhonda Image
Rhonda

(January 24)
Savannah Image
Savannah

(January 25)
Vivian Image
Vivian

(January 26)
Aurora Image
Aurora

(January 27)
Admiral Image
Admiral

(January 27)
Margie Image
Margie

(January 28)
Cube Image
Cube

(January 29)
Flurry Image
Flurry

(January 30)
Winnie Image
Winnie

(January 31)

Daily To-Do List

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To learn more about activities you could do every day or every week, check out our guide on Things to Do Every Day!
Things to Do Every Day

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