ACNH: New Update Lets You Celebrate The Holidays Animal Crossing Style

The free update from Animal Crossing allows you to mingle with your family, friends and island residents this holiday season. Joyful and festive events and new enhancements will be made available for download on the 19th of November!

So put on your stocking cap and sit tight on the sleigh, let’s find out what goodies this new update has to offer!

Turkey Day

On Turkey Day, which will take place this year on 26th November, top-class chef Franklin will arrive and host a gathering in the plaza. Players can help Franklin collect ingredients to go in the dishes that will be on display in the plaza. There will be new Turkey Day items along with recipes available at Nook’s Cranny to collect for the holiday.

Please note: Resident Services needs to be upgraded once for this feature to be available.


Toy Day

Over the coming weeks, your island will slowly be filled with holiday-themed decorations. Shaking trees may drop ornaments which will allow players to craft holiday furniture recipes.

From 1st December to 25th December, it will be possible to purchase toys from Nook’s Cranny and find holiday-themed clothing at the Able Sisters shop. When it’s officially Toy Day on 24th December, Jingle, the black nosed reindeer, will pay a special visit to each island to spread holiday cheer. By helping him deliver presents, players will receive a gift too.

Please note: Resident Services needs to be upgraded once for certain quests to be available.


New Reactions & Hairstyles

Nine new reactions and six new hairstyle options can be acquired by redeeming Nook Miles at the Nook Stop terminal located in Resident Services.


Other exciting upgrades you need to know:

  • Home storage limit upgrade – Upgraded your home to the max and paid off your debts? Getting too many items, furniture and reached your storage limit? After this update, the home storage will be able to expand up to 2400 slots!
  • Visiting random islands in dreams – Everyone enjoying dozing off and visiting other islands within dreams will now be able to choose to visit random islands while dreaming, opening up new vistas of inspiration for island customisations.
  • Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp collaboration – To commemorate Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’s third anniversary, a Pocket Camp smartphone model will become available in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
  • Resident and Island Data Transfers – Two new features are arriving to offer expanded flexibility for resident and island data. The single-player transfer feature allows players to transfer resident data to another system. This includes the resident’s name, appearance and equipment, along with their inventory, home and storage. A separate whole island transfer feature will enable players to move their user save data, along with the island itself and all the residents, to another system. This service will be facilitated by the free Island Transfer Tool app in Nintendo eShop.

New seasonal items will be available starting 1st December at Nook Stop. Between 26th and 31st December, there will also be several festive items to celebrate New Year’s Eve. On December 31st, players can look forward to a countdown event starting at 7 pm local time to ring in the new year with their residents as well as friends and family in the game.