ACNH Halloween Event 2023 Guide: Spooky Items, Jack Rewards, DIYs, Halloween Costumes

9/15/2023 2:41:46 PM

The Halloween Season is approaching quickly on Animal Crossing New Horizons again. With the ACNH Halloween Eevnt 2023 Guide, let's explore the new activities, spooky furniture, Halloween costumes, DIYs, and rewards that are expected to get from the event, as well as how to prepare for the Halloween event.

ACNH Halloween Event 2023


Animal Crossing New Horizons Halloween 2023 Guide

The Halloween event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is an annual in-game event that takes place on October 31st. During this event, players can participate in various activities and festivities related to Halloween. The event typically includes special villagers like Jack, the "Czar of Halloween," who will visit the player's island and engage in Halloween-themed activities. Players can also collect Halloween-themed DIY recipes, mysterious furniture items, and spooky costumes. It's a fun and festive event that adds a touch of Halloween spirit to the game. What's more, you can use Switch Gift Cards to unlock the special ACNH Nintendo items during the Halloween season.

In this guide, we'll take you through all the spooky festivities and activities you can enjoy during the 2023 Halloween event in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Get ready to trick or treat, decorate your island, and interact with special characters. Let's dive into the magical world of Halloween in Animal Crossing! 


ACNH Halloween Event Dates 2023

  • Halloween preparation time: October 1st to October 30th, 2023

  • Halloween Event Start & End Time: 17:00 ~ 24:00, October 31st, 2023


How To Prepare For Halloween Event in ACNH?

To prepare for the Halloween event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can follow these steps:

  • Update the game: Make sure you have the latest update installed to access the Halloween event and any new features or content.

  • Decorate your island: Embrace the spooky spirit by decorating your island with Halloween-themed items. Use pumpkin decorations, spooky furniture, and DIY recipes to create a festive atmosphere.

  • Collect candy: During the event, you'll need candy to participate in various activities and obtain exclusive Halloween items. You can collect candy by interacting with villagers, playing tricks, or finding them around your island.

  • Dress up in costumes: Get into the Halloween spirit by dressing up in spooky costumes. Look for costumes in the Able Sisters' shop or craft your own using DIY recipes.

  • Interact with special characters: During the Halloween event, you'll encounter Jack, the Czar of Halloween, who will give you special tasks and rewards. Interact with him and other special characters to fully experience the event.

  • Participate in Halloween activities: Engage in festive activities such as pumpkin carving, visiting villagers' houses, and hosting parties. These activities can earn you additional rewards and enhance the Halloween atmosphere on your island.

  • Time your activities: The Halloween event typically takes place from 5 p.m. to midnight on October 31st. Make sure to log in during this time to fully enjoy the event and maximize your participation.


How To Join the Halloween Event and Get The Spooky Items in ACNH´╝č

To join the Halloween event and get Halloween items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can follow these steps:

  • Make sure you have the latest game update installed to access the Halloween event.

  • On October 31st, starting from 5 p.m. until midnight, the Halloween event will take place in-game.

  • During the event, be on the lookout for the character Jack, also known as the Czar of Halloween. He will visit your island and provide you with tasks and rewards.

  • Interact with villagers and other special characters to collect candy. Villagers may give you candy or play tricks on you, which will reward you with candy.

  • Use the candy you've collected to exchange for exclusive Halloween-themed items. Jack will accept candy in exchange for various spooky rewards.

  • Visit the Able Sisters' shop to check out Halloween costumes and clothing items that you can wear during the event.

  • Engage in Halloween-themed activities such as pumpkin carving and hosting parties on your island to fully immerse yourself in the event.


ACNH Halloween Items 2023

Animal Crossing: New Horizons offers a variety of Halloween items for players to collect and enjoy during the Halloween event. The game introduces special costumes, decorations, and themed items for players to embrace the spooky spirit. Some of the Halloween items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons include:


ACNH Halloween Jack's Rewards 2023

As a special guest at the Halloween event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can receive limited-time rewards from Jack, the Czar of Halloween. However, during the event, you may be asked to give away a portion of your collected candy and lollipop to obtain these rewards. Jack will offer exclusive Halloween-themed items in exchange for candy and lollipop. It's a trade-off where you can acquire unique rewards by using some of the candy you've collected during the event.

Give Candy To Jack

Candy #1: Jack's Robe

Candy #2: Jack's Face

Candy #3+: Set of 5 Random Pumpkins

Give Lollipop To Jack

Lollipop #1: Spooky Carriage

Lollipop #2: Spooky Carriage Recipe

Lollipop #3: Spooky Wand Recipe

Lollipop #4+: Jack's Face or Jack's Robe


ACNH Spooky Set Items 2023

These Halloween-themed furniture items are typically available during the Halloween event in October. You can acquire the Spooky Set by participating in the Halloween event activities, interacting with villagers, and exchanging candy with Jack, the Czar of Halloween. Some of them can only be from Jack, some of them can only be crafted with the DIY recipes, and some can also purchased from Nook's Cranny.

Spooky Flooring (From Jack)

Spooky Garland + recipe (From Jack)

Spooky Rug (From Jack)

Spooky Table Setting (From Jack)

Spooky Treats Basket (Nook's Cranny/DIY)

Spooky Tree (Nook's Cranny/DIY)

Spooky Trick Lamp (Nook's Cranny/DIY)

Spooky Wall (From Jack)

Spooky Arch (DIY)

Spooky Candy Set (DIY)

Spooky Chair (DIY)

Spooky Lantern (DIY)

Spooky Lantern Set (DIY)

Spooky Scarecrow (DIY)

Spooky Standing Lamp (DIY)

Spooky Table (DIY)

Spooky Tower (DIY)


ACNH Halloween Costumes & Clothings 2023

During the whole month of October in ACNH, you can purchase Halloween clothing in six color variations at Able Sisters and Kicks. Additionally, you can receive free spooky apparel from Jack, the Halloween character in the game:

Jack's Robe (Free from Jack on October 31st)

Jack's Face (Free from Jack on October 31st)

Flashy Animal Costume (1700 bells on Able Sisters)

Mage's Dress (2040 bells on Able Sisters)

Magic-Academy Robe (2040 bells on Able Sisters)

Raggedy Outfit (1500 bells on Able Sisters)

Flashy Pointy-Ear Animal Hat (1120 bells on Able Sisters)

Flashy Round-Ear Animal Hat (1120 bells on Able Sisters)

Impish Horns (800 bells on Able Sisters)

Mage's Striped Hat (3440 bells on Able Sisters)

Magic-Academy Hood (1040 bells on Able Sisters)

Animal Nose (560 bells on Able Sisters)

Horizontal-Striped Tights (720 bells on Able Sisters)

Flashy Animal Boots (1260 bells on Able Sisters)

Mage's Boots (1800 bells on Able Sisters)

Impish Wings (1000 bells on Kicks)


ACNH Halloween Cooking Recipe 2023

In the 2.0 update, a new Spooky Cookies cooking recipe was added to the game. This recipe can be obtained from either balloons or villagers who are crafting it during the month of October, shortly after the Halloween celebrations.

Spooky Cookies (cooking with 1x Flour, 1x Orange Pumpkin, 1x Yellow Pumpkin, 1x White Pumpkin, and1x Green Pumpkin)


ACNH Face Paints & Skin Colors 2023

To enhance your Halloween evening in ACNH, new paints, and skin colors are available for purchase at the Nook Stop using Nook Miles.

Body-Paint Costume Tips (2,400 Nook Miles)

Exploring New Eye Colors (2,400 Nook Miles)


ACNH Halloween Reactions 2023

By participating in the Halloween event on October 31st in ACNH, you can unlock new reactions.

Haunt reaction (Give Candy to Jack)

Scare reaction (Give Candy to the Villager in spooky dress)


If you follow these tips and tricks, you'll be well-prepared to enjoy the Halloween event in Animal Crossing New Horizons! Make sure to gather plenty of candy, set up spooky decorations, and interact with your villagers for a truly immersive experience. Happy Halloween!

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