Animal Crossing Toy Day Festivities Guide

By | December 24, 2020

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Toy Day Event Times

The main Toy Day event will take place from 6:00am to 5am on 24 December, 2020, otherwise known as Christmas Eve.

It’s important to note that as of the v1.6.0 update, all new holiday events are time locked, meaning you can not time travel to these events before they are actually set to occur.

For more information on Time Traveling to Toy Day, check out our helpful guide below:

How to Prepare for Toy Day

The main thing you need to prepare for regarding Toy Day is to accumulate toys from Nook’s Cranny. Starting with the 1st of December, Nook’s Cranny will start selling toys on the blue mat to the left of the door. You’ll want as many toys as you have villagers; it won’t matter who gets what gift.


This will take 10 days if you have the full amount of villagers on your island, since the toys rotate daily. If you’re not too fussed about it however, you could just buy 10 of the exact same toy on the same day.

You’ll also need Ornaments, which you can shake out of the Spruce Trees that grow in the upper levels of your island. This isn’t something you strictly have to do before Toy Day, but it is something you might not be able to do if you’ve only recently started the game.

For more on all these three subjects, visit the links below:

Starting on December 1st, you’ll find several festive clothing options at Able Sisters, including pieces for a Santa Outfit, as well as a Festive Dress and a Reindeer Costume.

All of these clothing items appear randomly until Toy Day. On Toy Day, every single piece of the costumes will be in stock at Able Sisters. The Santa Outfit doesn’t include boots, so you’ll have to improvise with some others.

Arriving on December 24th at 6PM, kick off the Toy Day celebrations as you find Jingle the Reindeer in the Event Plaza, just in front of Resident Services.

A special hidden item for Toy Day is Jingle’s Photo. Once you help Jingle out with the Festive Wrapping Paper, he’ll give you Toy Day Stockings. Hang them up inside your house, and you’ll find Jingle’s Photo in them on the next day!

Toy Day, as well as the Festive Season in general, offers up many different DIY Recipes to get into the holiday spirit, including Christmas Trees, Presents, and of course giant illuminated decorations!

Visit the first link below to learn about all the Festive DIY recipes, and visit the second link for the DIYs you can get by helping Jingle out on Toy Day itself.

After you’ve helped Jingle out, you’ll be able to visit each villager on your island and gift them the toys you bought them earlier in the month. Just don’t forget to wrap them!