During the event, many exclusive features are available for players to enjoy, such as Winter Holiday-themed Skins, Winter Foods, craftable Gifts and Gift Wraps, Festive Tree Planters, Winter's Feast Trees, and a variety of Winter Ornaments.
In 2018 and 2020, the Winter's Feast Lantern Skin was given upon opening the game during this event.
In 2019, the Ice Fishing Rod Skin was given upon opening the game during this event.
Players can revisit this event by setting Events to Winter's Feast in the world creation menu. However, event-only skins will be disabled when revisiting the event.
Winter Foods are exclusive Food items for the event. They have a 20% chance to be dropped randomly by killed Animals and Monsters. Much like Halloween Candies, they do not perish over time, and restore up to 2 Health, 2 Sanity and 3 Hunger. As an exception, the Eternal Fruitcake will be rejected by any character upon attempting to eat it, making it only useful for feeding other creatures (e.g. Pigs, to obtain Manure). All Winter Foods stack up to 40. Gingerbread Cookies, Sugar Cookies, Candy Canes, Eternal Fruitcakes and Chocolate Log Cakes can also be used to decorate Winter's Feast Trees.
Gifts work exactly like Bundled Supplies, containing up to 4 stacks of items. They can be created by players using Gift Wraps and vary in sizes and colors. Unlike Bundling Wraps, Gifts do not return the Gift Wrap's crafting materials when opened. Also, upon successfully opening a Loot Stash, 6 Gifts will drop containing items like Electric Milk, Gold Nuggets, Charcoal, Winter Food, and Boss loot, except for the Guardian's Horn.
Gift Wraps work exactly like Bundling Wraps, except their crafting recipe is much cheaper and it gives 4 Gift Wraps per craft. Gift Wraps are found in the Survival Tab and crafted from 1 Papyrus and 1 Petals. They do not require prototyping. Perishable items stop spoiling when wrapped into a Gift Wrap. Some items are not allowed to be put in a Gift Wrap, for example Chester's Eye Bone, Star-Sky or the Stag Antler.
When fully grown, the trees can be decorated with Winter Ornaments and Winter Food. To do this, players have to access the tree's inventory. Like Backpacks, Winter's Feast Trees have eight item slots, allowing for eight different ornaments to be placed on them. Each slot corresponds to a specific spot on the tree. The trees can also serve as light sources, if they are decorated with Festive Lights.
Winter's Feast Trees can be chopped with an Axe, dropping the same resources a tree of the same type and of equal size drops, as well as any Ornaments placed on them. The Festive Tree Planter will also be destroyed and drop its crafting materials.
If a player sleeps within two pitchfork tiles of a Winter's Feast Tree, a Gift will appear under the tree. In order to receive the Gift, the player must sleep in darkness, without light. The player can also sleep with a weak Thermal Stone inventory light, or sleep with between 1 and 5 Festive Lights on the Winter's Feast Tree.
A soft ringing of a bell will be heard shortly after the player goes to sleep (or when darkness sufficiently engulfs the player), and waking up any time afterwards will allow the player to see the Gift next to the tree.
This feature has a cooldown of four days for a Gift of rare items, or the player will get Charcoal and a Winter's Feast treat from the Gift instead. The following table lists the items that can be obtained from the Gift. Trinkets, Festive Baubles, and Festive Lights can also be obtained from these Gifts (not listed in table).
Days since last gift
Possible Gift Contents
Less than 4
One and one of
4 or more
(30%) (15%) (7.5%)
(4.5%) (3%) (1.5%)
Like regular trees, Winter's Feast Trees are able to provide protection from Rain and Overheating for the players.
The Festive Tree Planter is a craftable Structure located in the Structures Tab and requires 2 Manure and 1 Board to craft. It is always available to craft and does not require prototyping.
Festive Tree Planters can be Hammered like other craftable Structures, as long as they are empty or the planted Winter's Feast Tree is still a sapling. Destroying a Festive Tree Planter will return 1 Boards and 1 Manure, as well as a Pine Cone, Birchnut or Twiggy Tree Cone, if a sapling was growing in the planter.
Festive Baubles are decorative items meant to be placed on a Winter's Feast Tree. Mobs drop them randomly with a 0.5% chance, with the exclusion of Tentacles, Frogs, Reanimated Skeletons, and Killer Bees. They are also found in at least one of the gifts dropped by the Loot Stash, and by fishing in the OasisLake during Summer. When fishing up a Crumpled Package that was supposed to contain a Trinket, there is a 1/6 chance for it to be replaced with a plain ornament, and a 1/6 chance for a fancy ornament.
Festive Baubles stack up to 40, their spawn codes are "winter_ornament_plain1...8" and "winter_ornament_fancy1...4".
In 2017, eight more Festive Baubles were added to the game. Their spawn codes are "winter_ornament_plain9...12" and "winter_ornament_fancy5...8".
Magnificent Adornments are Boss Monsters related Winter Ornaments. They are dropped when players kill the respective Mobs and stack up to 40. Their spawn codes are "winter_ornament_boss_..." with the adjuncts "bearger", "deerclops", "moose", "dragonfly", "beequeen" and "toadstool".
In 2017, six more Magnificent Adornments were added to the game. Their spawn codes are "winter_ornament_boss_..." with the adjuncts "antlion", "fuelweaver", "klaus", "krampus", "noeyered" and "noeyeblue".
Champion Adornments are The Forge related Winter Ornaments added in 2018. TThey are dropped when sleeping under the Winter's Feast Tree, either in the form of a present, and stack up to 40. Their spawn codes are "winter_ornament_festivalevents1...3".
Appeasing Adornments are The Gorge related Winter Ornaments added in 2018. They are dropped when sleeping under the Winter's Feast Tree, either in the form of a present, and stack up to 40. Their spawn codes are "winter_ornament_festivalevents4...5".
Festive Lights have an additional light radius in four different colors. They will twinkle constantly if used to decorate a tree or dropped on the ground, but have a limited duration lasting 160 days. However, their durability only depletes while in use. They currently only drop from Klaus and Deerclops, and can also be found by fishing in the Oasis Lake during Summer. When fishing up a Crumpled Package that was supposed to contain a Trinket, there is a 1/6 chance for it to be replaced with a Festive Light. Similar to Light Bulbs, they can also be used to refuel light sources such as Miner Hats, Hutch or Mushroom Lights, however they will not cause them to twinkle. Festive Lights are able to tint the Glowcap's light color.
Festive Lights do not stack, their spawn codes are "winter_ornament_light1...4".
In 2017, four more Festive Lights were added to the game. Their spawncodes are "winter_ornament_light5...8".
Gingerbread Pigs are Mobs that were introduced in 2019. When player approach, they escape leaving a trace of Cookie Crumbles. In a similar way to Suspicious Dirt Piles, the player can follow the lead of a Gingerbread Pig until the end is reached. There will be an 80% chance to find 3 to 5 Gingerbread Pig Houses and a 20% chance to find a Gingerbread Varg.
Gingerbread Pigs can be killed for 3 Cookie Crumbles and one Holiday Cheer.
Cookie Crumbles were introduced in 2019. They appear when following a Gingerbread Pig and are dropped by Gingerbread Pigs, Gingerbread Pig Houses and Gingerbread Vargs. They can be eaten to restore 1 and spoil in 1 Day. Unlike most foods, Cookie Crumbles do not leave behind rot after spoiling.
Holiday Cheer was introduced in 2019. It is dropped by Gingerbread Pigs, Gingerbread Pig Houses and Gingerbread Vargs. They can also be dropped by players if they died after eating from the Winter's Feast Table. They do not spoil, and they can be eaten for no restored value. Holiday Cheer is a required ingredient for all dishes made at the Masonry Oven.
The Gingerbread Varg is a Mob introduced in 2019. It has a 20% chance to appear after following a Gingerbread Pig.
It can spit glaze in a close radius around it that immobilizes players, similar to Ewecus Mucus. Upon death, it drops 2 to 4 Cookie Crumbles, 5 to 7 Holiday Cheers plus, and 1 to 3 Hound's Teeth. Like the Ewecus Mucus, players can also be freed from the glaze by allied Pigs.
–Wilson, when examining an empty Winter's Feast Table.
“Are we having company?”
–Willow, when examining an empty Winter's Feast Table.
“Is place for all of Wolfgang's friends!”
–Wolfgang, when examining an empty Winter's Feast Table.
“A table for gatherings.”
–Wendy, when examining an empty Winter's Feast Table.
“IT HAS BEEN DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR FEASTING”
–WX-78, when examining an empty Winter's Feast Table.
“Big enough for company.”
–Wickerbottom, when examining an empty Winter's Feast Table.
“We having company?”
–Woodie, when examining an empty Winter's Feast Table.
“Must we go through this production for a little food?”
–Maxwell, when examining an empty Winter's Feast Table.
“A feast table wörthy öf Valhalla!”
–Wigfrid, when examining an empty Winter's Feast Table.
“So big it could fit everyone!”
–Webber, when examining an empty Winter's Feast Table.
“Ah yes! A proper feasting table!”
–Warly, when examining an empty Winter's Feast Table.
“Friends can eat here”
–Wormwood, when examining an empty Winter's Feast Table.
“Now that's a sturdy table!”
–Winona, when examining an empty Winter's Feast Table.
“A special place to stuff your face!”
–Wortox, when examining an empty Winter's Feast Table.
“Is very fancy table.”
–Wurt, when examining an empty Winter's Feast Table.
“The table's all set and ready for food!”
–Walter, when examining an empty Winter's Feast Table.
The Winter's Feast Table is a Structure introduced in 2019. It requires 1 Board and 1 Beefalo Wool to craft. Only Winter's Feast dishes made from the Feast Tab can be placed on the table; any other food will be rejected. Multiple tables can be connected to each other to increase the amount of dishes.
When players feast at a Winter's Feast Table, they gain a buff that regenerates 0.5 per second, 10 per minute, 75 per day and stop the normal hunger drain over the duration of the buff.
The dishes of all connected tables are eaten slowly during the feast, they are fully consumed after 1 minute of the feast. The duration of the buff is extended according to the number of dishes consumed.
When several players feast on connected tables, they all benefit from the buff and the duration of the buff is extended for all players.
Players dying with more than 25 seconds of buff will drop a Holiday Cheer.
The table below gives the additional buff time for each dish consumed and the corresponding health, sanity and hunger gain (taking into account the stopped hunger drain).
Restauration per dish
Number of player feasting
The total duration of the buff starting from the beginning of the feast is given by (in sec):
Hallowed Nights (October 18, 2016 - November 8, 2016; October 30, 2017 - December 4, 2017; October 25, 2018 - December 3, 2018 October 24, 2019 - December 12, 2019 October 22, 2020 - November 26, 2020) Winter's Feast (December 15, 2016 - January 5, 2017; December 18, 2017 - January 8, 2018; December 6, 2018 - January 24, 2019 December 12, 2019 - January 23, 2020) Year of the Gobbler (January 19, 2017 - February 14, 2017) The Forge (November 9, 2017 - December 4, 2017; November 8, 2018 - December 3, 2018) Year of the Varg (February 9, 2018 - March 16, 2018) The Gorge (June 14, 2018 - July 16, 2018) Year of the Pig King (January 24, 2019 - March 7, 2019) Year of the Carrat (January 23, 2020 - March 19, 2020) Year of the Beefalo (February 4, 2021 - March 17, 2021)