ACNH December Updates & Changes 2022 - Seasonal Items, Snowflakes, Toy Day, New Years Event & More
11/24/2022 11:08:25 AM

Have you pre designed the Halloween decorations for December? December is one of the most content packed months in Animal Crossing New Horizons, there's so much going on from tons of items and materials to collect and events to enjoy. It's a really fun month. So in this guide, we are going to be taking a look at everything that is happening in your Island throughout December 2022, we cover 8 of the updates and changes, sesonal items, snow & snowflakes, snowman, ornaments, Toy Day, shop updates, New Years event, and more!


8 ACNH December Updates & Changes 2022 -  Toy Day, New Year's Event, Snowflakes &  More

1. ACNH Seasonal Items

For a start, there are a ton of seasonal items to collect in December. Here are all of the seasonal items that you potentially could purchase. Some of them are hemisphere related and others will appear closer to the New Year's Event. There is also a new seasonal item to collect which is the rabbit zodiac figurine. Since this item was only introduced pose 2.0 update and it's the first year of the rabbit we've had since the game has launched. This is the first time that you can get it as a seasonal item to celebrate the New Year's Event. It's also worth noting that some of these previously Furniture items have been turned into food items post the 2.0 update. So now they can be consumed and they will give you energy which is really helpful, so it might be a good idea to stock up on some of these.

acnh december seasonal items


2. ACNH Snow & Snowflakes

If you're in the northern hemisphere, you will start to get snow. Late into November and early December, you'll see snow start to fall around your Island which is really cool. But then from the half point of the month snow will settle on your Island and you can enjoy it in all of its glory including some new activities as well that you can only enjoy when it's snowing. For example, snowflakes will start to float around your Island and you can catch them with your net, you can then use these snowflakes to craft a whole bunch of seasonal related items which you can get the DIY recipes from balloons and villagers crafting on your Island. There are a lot of different recipes to collect throughout the month of December if you don't have many of them. Thankfully Nintendo did update it with the 2.0 update so that villagers can give you these recipes as well, you don't just have to get them from balloons, so that should help you a lot. 

ACNH December changes


3. Snowman

You'll also be able to start to create your own snow person, you can find two snowballs around the island, push them together at appropriate lengths and then you will have yourself a snow boy. Just be careful with how you make them and try and make them as even as you can or they might not turn out right. The snow person can give you giant snowflakes and other items as well, so it's definitely worth doing. You'll need some of these to craft items as well. If you have an island that's quite full, you might find it hard to find the two snowballs, so just look around, Nintendo made it so they can spawn a bit easier after the 2.0 update.


4. ACNH Ornaments 

There's another type of seasonal material that you can collect for both the northern and the southern hemisphere and this is the ornaments. Isabel will start to decorate the cedar trees around your Island in December and from that point onwards, you can shake them to get a various assortment of ornaments. These ornaments can then be used to craft many different items that are festive related and it's definitely cool that you can get this seasonal material no matter what hemisphere you're in, which definitely makes a lot of sense. Do shake those trees to get those ornaments and don't forget to craft some of the many items that you can get throughout this season as well. 


5. Toy Day

On the 24th of December, Toy Day will happen and this is one of the best events in Animal Crossing New Horizon. Toy Day will require you to go and find jingle who's usually at your resident services Plaza and from there, you will take part in some quests for him. You'll be giving out presents to your villagers and you'll even be doing a gift exchange with them as well. This is definitely one of the most beloved events in all of Animal Crossing and it's no exception in New Horizons this event is really great here and it's definitely one you don't want to miss. It's a pretty busy time of the year, so it might be hard to find time to play on this day. But if you do have some time, we definitely recommend it because this event is a lot of fun. There's also some exclusive items you can only get from taking part in this event, so it's worth it.


6. ACNH New Feature

Nintendo will be updating their Animal Crossing profile pictures feature for switch online members. If you don't know already, this feature is directly connected to the birthdays going on in the month in Animal Crossing New Horizons, so villagers celebrating their birthday in December will appear on this little feature and you can create your own unique profile pictures out of them. It's a really cool way to collect a bunch of your favorite villagers and show them off on your Nintendo switch as a little perk for switch online members. And this December will be the first December that these villagers who celebrate their birthday actually become available. You'll only have throughout the month to collect them, so make sure you do, you can't time travel this app, you have to get them whilst they're still available in real time. So if you want any villagers who are celebrating their birthday in December, then make sure you make the most of this feature.


7. Shop Updates

Back to the game, Nooks Cranny will be selling Toy Day related items throughout the month of December. In their little seasonal stand, they will have many little cute toys that you can collect. You'll also be able to see Timmy and Tommy and various other shopkeepers around the island dressed up for the Toy Day season. On Toy Day, the Able Sisters will also be filled with a whole bunch of Christmas related outfits as well and once again you can see Mabel dress up for the event. So it's definitely worth heading into these shops if you want to make sure you can collect everything, it's nice to see them all decorated for the Toy Day event. And you should go around and see which other characters have dressed up as well, there's a lot that have. It's very similar to Halloween where they'll dress up for that as well.


8. New Years Event

Finally on the 31st, the New Year's countdown will begin. This is the last major event of the year and it's a really cool one. You can head to the resident services Plaza and begin to celebrate with all of your villagers and you can also get some cool items from Tom Nook and Isabel too. Once the New Year starts at midnight on January 1st, fireworks will start to explode in the skies of your Island and it looks really fantastic. Once again, this is one of those Classic Events in the Animal Crossing franchise. It's nice to see your villagers gathered and dressed up all fancy so they can celebrate the turn of the new year. 

Tip: A lot of people might be celebrating in real life so they might find it a little bit difficult to take part in this event in game. You could change the clock around if you wanted to which might help you be able to play this event if you are celebrating. Make sure to take part in the ACNH New Year's Event if you're able to! 

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