This is a guide to New Year's Eve, an event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). Read on to learn when New Year's Eve and the countdown starts, as well as what you can do during the event, and what items you can get!
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|Event Times||December 31
(5 AM) 11 PM to 2 AM
The biggest event of the year is also the event where we say goodbye to it. New Year's Eve will start on December 31, and all throughout the day there will be a huge timer on your plaza.
Isabelle and Toom Nook will be at the plaza from 5 AM, but the festivities will begin at 11 PM, which is when your Villagers will start getting excited. Visit the Countdown at the plaza, and let's pop the New Year festivities!
The Residential Services building will be closed on New Year's Eve. Instead, Tom Nook and Isabelle will have a Countdown set-up at the plaza. Talk to Isabelle to get a Light Stick, and to Nook to get 5 Party Poppers.
Tom Nook also sells New Year's Hats in different colors. This is the only time he will sell these hats. If you're a collector, you should take the chance buy all variations!
There are two New Year hats, and each hat has 8 colors. Tom Nook will only sell 4 variations of one hat per year. You can acquire the other variations and the other hat in the following years. If you're a hat collector, be sure to buy these as they are only available once a year!
On top of the hats, Nook will offer sets of 5 Party Poppers for 500 Bells, which is the same price as Nook's Cranny.
As the countdown nears its end, Villagers will gather around the plaza to celebrate. The countdown will start beeping every second at the final minute, and your Villagers will start waving their light sticks in time with the beeping in the final 10 seconds. Join in the festivities as you wave your light stick with your villagers!
You can talk to your villagers when they are at the plaza during the countdown to learn what they think of the upcoming year. They might also tell you their New Year's Resolutions! You can also talk to them until the event ends, to bid farewell to the previous year and welcome the new year!
The Fireworks Shows lasts from 12AM to 2AM. Take some pictures with your villagers to capture an unforgettable moment! Make sure to use your Light Stick and Party Poppers for an added flair.
You won't be able to access the Resident Services during the Countdown. To compensate, you'll receive 500 Nook Miles the next day. Not only that, you'll also receive the 7 day log-in bonus the day after! How's that for welcoming the new year!
|Item||How to Get|
|New Year's Hat||Buy from Tom Nook|
|New Year's Silk Hat||Buy from Tom Nook|
|Light Stick||Talk to Isabelle|
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|September To-Do List and Events||October To-Do List and Events|
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