Animal Crossing Holiday Event Guide

By nature, Animal Crossing: New Leaf is a very slow-paced game with little variation to make up for it. But thankfully, the holidays bring something extra special for all of us Animal Crossing fans!  

Let’s take a close look at Animal Crossing’s spectacular holiday events so that we can avoid frustration and confusion down the road. Come along with me, and we will pick apart the very BEST Animal Crossing events and show you their true colors. Let’s get into it! 

Fireworks Festival

The Fireworks Festival has to be one of my all-time favorites when it comes to Animal Crossing events. As soon as the fireworks festival starts, you’ll be able to head into the center of town and talk to Isabelle for a nice surprise – the ability to design and create your very own fireworks pattern!  

And to top things off, Isabell will also give players an exclusive cosmetic item called “Heart Bopper Hat” that is sure to make your little man or woman shine. In fact, there are tons of free items available around town if you just talk to as many people as possible. You never know what you’re going to get! 

Once you find Crazy Redd, you’ll be able to purchase Red’s Cookie for only 500 bells. Talk about a deal, cosmetic items in games are like a form of currency on their own. And Nintendo is just handing them out? What a steal. 

Fishing Tournament

Here we have the Fishing Tournament; an Animal Crossing favorite since the moment it was showcased. I mean, who doesn’t like fishing? It’s like hunting, trapping, and ingesting alcohol all at the same time. OK, well maybe not in Animal Crossing, but it’s not far off.  

TO get this adventure started, talk to Chip in the Event Plaza and see what’s on his mind. He might even have a chore or two for you to complete. Once you’ve caught a few slimy sea-dwellers, take them on back to Chip so that he can measure their size, and compensate you handsomely! 

I don’t want to spoil any of the different fish breeds (debatably the best part), so I’ll just let you know that there are over six different species to catch! And they all sound strangely similar to the months (how strange). Be on the lookout for a special fishing rod too – they aren’t going to be around for too much longer anyway. 

Bug Off

If you’ve ever played Animal Crossing before, then you know all about the fun minigames available during the special holiday events. Well, in Bug Off things aren’t any different because you’ll have a whole new selection of minigames to keep you entertained while you’re waiting for the mail to show up! 

The days will be going by faster than they did when you first start playing, and that’s a bold statement considering how long we all used to play it. Seriously, these games are only up for a limited time before Nintendo packs it up and gets ready for the next big event.  

During Bug Off, you’ll be able to collect prizes, clothes, and more – but only if you’re winning! That’s right; first place in any one of the games results in an instant prize, along with a real sense of pride and accomplishment. Have fun out there, Gang!