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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Winter Update Brings Turkey Day and Toy Day

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Winter Update will bring with it Turkey Day, Toy Day, save transfers, more hairstyle options, and much more.This new, free update will arrive on November 19, 2020, and auburn-colored maple leaves and tranquil blankets of snow will arrive on islands located in the Northern Hemisphere.

Turkey Day will take place on November 26 and first-class chef Franklin will arrive to host a gathering in the plaza. You can help Franklin by gathering ingredients to make a delicious meal, and will even receive a gift as a thank you.

Toy Day will follow on December 24, but the celebrations will begin on December 1. You’ll be able to purchase toys from Nook’s Cranny and find holiday-themed clothing at the Able Sisters shop, and holiday-themed decorations will help make your island more festive. Furthermore, shaking decorated trees may drop ornaments that will allow you to craft holiday furniture recipes.

On December 24, Jingle will pay a visit to your island to help spread holiday cheer, and if you help him deliver presents, you will also be rewarded with a gift.

From December 26 to December 31, there will also be special items to commemorate New Year’s Eve, and a countdown event to ring in the new year will begin at 7pm on December 31.

Animal Crossing Winter Update 2020 Screenshots

Island and Resident Data Transfers will also become available and will enable you to move 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 the Nintendo eShop.

If you aren’t the main resident in your Animal Crossing island a.k.a. the island’s Resident Representative, you will also be able to do a single-player transfer to move your resident data, including your name, appearance, equipment, inventory, home, and storage, to another system.

Nine new Reactions will be available with this update alongside six new hairstyle options, and players will also be able to apply for a home storage expansion to expand your home storage to 2400 slots.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Dreams are also getting an upgrade, and you will be able to visit random islands to experience something new and unexpected. Lastly, if you have linked New Horizons to Animal Cross: Pocket Camp, you will be able to redeem a Pocket Camp smartphone model.

The next update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons will arrive in January, and the end of the announcement video for the Winter Update teased that Pavé will be making an appearance.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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