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Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) - Halloween 2021 Event Guide

Halloween is the biggest Autumn/Fall event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH)! The frightening festivities begin on October 31, from 5:00 PM to 12:00 PM.

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ACNH - Halloween Costumes.pngHalloween Costumes ACNH - New Eye ColorsBody Paint & Eye Colors ACNH - Top Halloween Custom DesignsBest Halloween Designs
Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) How to Get CandyCandy Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) - How to Get LollipopsLollipop

What's New in 2021?

New Furniture and Items

The updated event added three new furniture items! You can get these daily at Nook's Cranny or collect them as DIY Recipes from Villagers!

Item Basic Info and Color Variations
ACNH Spooky Treats Basket ImageSpooky Treats Basket Buy Price: 3,000
Sell Price: 750
Source:
Nook's Cranny
ACNH - The Orange version of Spooky Treats Basket ACNH - The Yellow version of Spooky Treats Basket ACNH - The Green version of Spooky Treats Basket ACNH - The Monochrome version of Spooky Treats Basket
ACNH Spooky Tree ImageSpooky Tree Buy Price: 10,000
Sell Price: 2,500
Source:
Nook's Cranny
ACNH - The Orange version of Spooky Tree ACNH - The Yellow version of Spooky Tree ACNH - The Green version of Spooky Tree ACNH - The Monochrome version of Spooky Tree
ACNH Spooky Trick Lamp ImageSpooky Trick Lamp Buy Price: 11,000
Sell Price: 2,750
Source:
Nook's Cranny
ACNH - The Orange version of Spooky Trick Lamp ACNH - The Yellow version of Spooky Trick Lamp ACNH - The Green version of Spooky Trick Lamp ACNH - The Monochrome version of Spooky Trick Lamp

List of All Halloween Items & DIY Recipes

New Face Paint

ACNH - 2021 Halloween Face Paint
Although the Halloween event in 2021 is more of the same, returning players will be treated (or tricked?) to a new face paint when refusing to give Candy to villagers!

However, it doesn't look like you can save it your Custom Designs. Once you take it off, you'll have to replay the event to get it back!

Hairstyle Packs and Face Customization Options

When is Halloween?

Halloween Date and Time (2021)

ACNH - October 31st is Halloween

Date October 31
Time 5:00 PM–12:00 AM

The event will be held on October 31, from 5:00 PM to 12:00 PM, where Jack, the Halloween czar, will visit your island!

You may be able to sweet talk your way into some Spooky rewards and items from him!

How to Find Jack

How to Prepare for Halloween

Stock Up on Candy

ACNH - Halloween Update - Candy Costs 120 Bells

To prepare for the event, you'll need to stock up on Candy! The easiest way to get some is to buy them from Nook's Cranny.

However, you can only buy one piece each day. For more tricks on how to get Candy, follow our guides below!

Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) How to Get CandyHow to Get Candy Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) - How to Get LollipopsHow to Get Lollipops

Grow Pumpkins

ACNH - Halloween Update - Farming and 4 Types of Pumpkins

Get the feel of Fall Season with Pumpkins around your island!

Grow them as starts from Nook's Cranny or Leif's Shop to get started on your own pumpkin patch!

How to Grow Pumpkins

Buy Halloween Costumes

ACNH - Halloween Update - New Costumes at Able Sisters

Ready your costumes for the big night! Able Sisters will be unveiling costumes for the entire month of October.

Find your perfect Halloween costume with our guides!

ACNH - List of Halloween ClothesList of Halloween Costumes ACNH - Top Halloween Custom DesignsBest Halloween Designs

Get Body Paint and Colored Contacts

ACNH - Player customizing with Body Paint and Eye Colors

Match your costume with Body Paint and Colored Contacts! To unlock these ghastly shades, redeem Body-Paint Costume Tips and Exploring New Eye Colors from the Nook Stop.

You'll then be able to change your look with any Mirror or Vanity!

List of All Character Customizations

Body Paint Colors

ACNH - White Body Paint ACNH - Green Body Paint ACNH - Blue Body Paint ACNH - Purple Body Paint

New Eye Colors

ACNH - Halloween Eye Color - Red ACNH - Halloween Eye Color - Orange ACNH - Halloween Eye Color - Yellow
ACNH - Halloween Eye Color - Purple ACNH - Halloween Eye Color - Gray ACNH - Halloween Eye Color - Aqua

What to Do During Halloween

Steps Directions
1
Find Jack ACNH - Jack icon.pngat the plaza
2
Give Jack some Candy or Lollipops for rewards
Optional
Play Trick or Treat with Villagers!

1. Find Jack

ACNH - Player meeting Jack
When the skies turn a deep purple (at 5:00 PM), you can find Jack, the czar of Halloween, strolling around the plaza!

He'll give you a rundown of what you can do and a free Reaction for Halloween night!

How to Find Jack

2. Give Jack Candy or Lollipops

ACNH - Jack talking to a player
You can give Jack some Candy in exchange for Spooky furniture, clothes, DIY Recipes, and Pumpkins!

You can also give him some Lollipops for better rewards, like the Spooky Wand DIY Recipe!

Best Way to Get Halloween Lollipop

3. Play Trick or Treat with Villagers (Optional)

ACNH - Villager teaching a Reaction from Villager
As you go around the island, Villagers will try to catch your attention! You can exchange candy for Spooky items, another Reaction, or Pumpkins!

Get Candy by Trick-or-Treating Villagers!

ACNH - Getting candy from Villager homes

Ran out of treats? Never fear! Knock on your villagers staying inside their homes, and they'll give you candy!

List of All Halloween Items & DIY Recipes

Villagers Play Tricks on You!

ACNH - Villager tricking a player

If you don't give them your Candy to a Villager, they can hex you and change your skin tone and eye color!

However, these effects are only temporary, and you can change back into your regular appearance with any Mirror or Vanity!

What to Do if the Event Won't Start

Check Date and Time

Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) - What to Do if the Event Won

Make sure that the date and time on your Switch matches the date and time of the event.

Also, Halloween is a time-locked event, so you cannot access the event before October 31, 2021 in real time.

How to Change the Date and Time

Check Game Version

ACNH - July 29 2021 Update | Ver.1.11.0

You'll need the latest version of the game to play the event! Press the + Button on the Main Menu to check for Software Updates.

How to Update and Update Patch Notes

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