It’s that time of year–sweet treats, toasty warm fires, and bashing every walking glittering tree you can find in hopes of great loot!
This event runs annually from December to January. In 2022, this is running from 11 December 2022 to 8 January 2023.
Players can start participating in events without any special requirements.
What can I do?
Speak to the Event Moogle in the main cities to check your Holiday Cheer balance and receive a daily gift!
- Players can receive gifts every 20 hours.
- Gifts include: large amounts of gil, cruor, legion points, voidstones, synergy energy, conquest points, imperial standing and… the dream gear set!
- note: players who have received the entire dream gear set will receive additional gil instead of the typical “you already have this item” message. 🎅
🎄 Hold on to that Dream gear–you might need it! 🎄
Deliver Holiday Gifts
Located in Southern San d’Oria, the Holiday Giver is trying to get some gifts together for the Moogles to deliver to children around Vana’diel.
Speak to the Holiday Giver to find out what he needs and bring it back to him.
- This quest is repeatable every 2 hours.
- This grants a varying amount of Holiday Cheer; depending on the challenge to acquire the item.
Players who already have these items sitting around can turn them in without needing to reacquire them!
These items typically come from the Twinkling Treants’s gift boxes or open world content. You’ll get more gift boxes from fighting the treant, not killing it.
The Christmas Carol
The holidays aren’t bright and joyful for everyone. Old Ebenezer, located in Bastok Markets, just isn’t in the spirit.
The Christmas Carol questline is a multi-part quest to help bring the joy of the season to Ebenezer. Snivvling workers? Angry ghosts? Not a problem for an adventuer like you!
Each phase of this on-going storyline will grant the player some Holiday Cheer and unlock additional holiday activities.
Read each quest dialog carefully to determine what Ebenezer wants you to do and work together to solve the puzzles.
Each unlock has unique requirements and timers associated with it, but must be unlocked by completing the Christmas Carol main questline.
Holiday Gift Giver
Deliver gifts to children in Northern San d’Oria, Southern San d’Oria, Bastok Markets, and Windurst Waters (unlocks in quest #3). These kids have a sweet tooth, but if they get too much candy, they’ll stop accepting it for a while. They’re also leery of strangers, but a shiny red hat might warm them up to you.
Not all children accept gifts, however, most will. They prefer the Starlight candies and sweets… beggers CAN be choosers this time of year. The treats the children are looking for can be found as part of the Winter Celebration event as drops or through other means.
Gift Seller Shoppe
The Gift Seller shoppe is located in Southern San d’Oria near the Holiday Giver. As players accumulate Holiday Cheer, more items will be available from the Gift Seller and prices will be reduced. Some items are required for the unique synergy crafts. The full shop inventory is available when players reach 300+ Holiday Cheer.
Stop the Grinch - BCNM
Don’t let the holidays be ruined by the Grinch! Here’s your chance to stop him! Stop the Grinch and save Ebenezer’s heart from hating the holiday season (unlocks in quest #6).
To participate in the BCNM, players must complete the final quest in the Christmas Carol questline for entry. Players will learn the required trade item as part of the Christmas Carol questline.
Trade the required item to the Wind Pillar for entry at Bearclaw Pinnacle (J-9 entry of Uleguerand Range). While this BCNM may be available outside of the normal event, it requires the Christmas Carol storyline to be complete to enter during Winter Celebration. It also drops rare, coveted items during the event too!
Recommended Level: 50, Solo
Repeatable: 20 hours, 16 hours during seasonal events
Location: Bearclaw Pinnacle (J-9)
Target: The Grinch
The Twinkling Treants are sturdy holiday trees that will drop buffs and gift boxes as you hit them. They will continue to drop gift boxes while you fight them. Be sure to bash the gift boxes for bonus prizes when they spawn or the Twinkling Treant may take them back.
Recommended Level: 99
Players can ENGAGE and fight as early as level 10; however, they alone may not have the power to significantly shake the trees. It’s highly recommended that groups engage these. Players need to be able to move their HP % by at least 1% every 30s for a chance at gifts.
- East/West Ronfaure
- North/South Gustaberg
- East/West Sarutabaruta
The Holiday Crafters - Daily Crafting Quest
Looking to help fill those presents under the tree? Help out the crafters and earn Holiday Cheer! Speak to each of the crafting trainers at the
!craft spot in Abdhaljs Isle-Purgonorgo to get started.
Speak to the crafting vendor of your choice to be given a crafting task. You’ll need to be an veteran or higher in the craft to participate. Each craft is independent too–so having more crafts capable of participating gives players more opportunities to earn Holiday Cheer! Players can repeat the requests every 20 hours per crafting discipline.
Seasonal Synergy Crafting
New seasonal synergy recipes have been added. See the full list on the Members Portal.
Holiday Cheer Bonuses
Acquiring Holiday Cheer allows players to acquire buffs that affects the player no matter what job or level they are. These buffs will remain active for the duration of the Winter Celebration event.
|25||Ice Resistance +15|
|35||All Attack +10|
|65||All Accuracy +5|
|75||Treasure Hunter +1|
|95||All Accuracy +10|
|125||Synthesis Success +10|
|135||Quick Magic +5%|
|135||Triple Attack +5%|
|150||All Attack +10|
|175||Critical Hit Rate +5%|
|185||Skillchain Damage Bonus +5%|
|190||Synthesis HQ Rate +5|
|200||Critical Hit Rate +5%|
|175||Ice Absorb +15%|
|215||Damage Taken -3%|
|250||TP Bonus +50|
|300||Synthesis HQ Rate +10|
|350||Treasure Hunter +1|
|400||Weaponskill Damage +2%|
|500||Treasure Hunter +1|
|550||Weaponskill Damage +5%|