There are many video game-inspired holidays, some of which you know nothing about. By the way, which is your favorite holiday? Do you enjoy the St. Patrick’s Day Leprechauns, or are you a Santa person? Well, read on to find out ten of the best video game-inspired holidays.
1. The Feast of the Winter Star
Game: Stardew Valley
The “Feast of the Winter Star” celebrations is an event that happens on the 25th of every winter. To attend the festival, you have to go to the Pelican town between 9 am and 2 pm. When you leave the feast, the game returns you to The Farm at 10 pm.
The main occasion of The Feast of the Winter Star is the secret giving of gifts. The game selects a random villager to provide you with a gift. In return, it will also assign you a random villager for you to gift. Mayor Lewis will write you a letter on the 18th before the feast informing you of the villager you will gift. The festival ends when you leave the town.
2. Shamrock & Awe
Game: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Black Ops goes all-in in this St. Patrick’s Day. It starts a two-week “Shamrock & Awe” event that spans its core modes. This is a great event for players aware of how different cities across the globe celebrate Saint Paddy’s Day. The event is full of Irish twists on Zombies and Blackouts. Players can get crates with themed gear for a limited time.
3. The Feast of Winter Veil
Game: World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft is regarded as the patron saint regarding holiday celebrations MMORPGs. Moreover, an elderly face, Greatfather Winter, has hosted Azeroth’s Feast of Winter Veil since 2004. Every year he provides new features to the game.
4. Twisted Christmas
Game: Killing Floor 2
The game has hosted three distinct Xmas seasonal celebrations. In 2017 it was Krampus Christmas, in 2018 Season’s Beatings and 2019 Yuletide Horror. The games were available for free each year, and subsequent feasts came with new playable characters and weapons. They also came with gruesome enemy skins and maps.
5. The Dawning
Game: Destiny 2
The Dawning is an online multiplayer shooter/looter holiday event. Most of the excitement and changes are applied to The Tower, the central social hub. During the holiday, Eva Levante comes with her baking supplies and Holiday Oven. Players can use them to make holiday gifts which they can give to all vendors in the system. You must defeat several enemies using unique ways to earn materials and access to Eva’s Holiday Oven 2.0.
6. New Life Festival
Game: Elder Scrolls Online
The New Life Festival is a holiday feast that usually takes place in December and January. During the holiday, players can get a 100% XP buff and a chance to acquire a selection of New Life Festival-themed objects. The New Life Festival is the quest associated with the festival, and it takes place every year. Finishing the quest earns you Breda’s Magnificent Mead Mug memento. This, in turn, gives you double XP for two hours when you use it.
7. Reclamation Day
Game: Fallout 76
Fallout 76’s Reclamation Day was an event when the initial Vault occupants emerged into Appalachia. Reclamation Day is your first quest in the game and acts as a tutorial for the game’s mechanics. The day begins when you grab your Pip-Boy after creating your character. Once you are done, your quest objective will appear in the upper-right corner of your screen. You aim to get out of Vault 76 and enter into the Wasteland.
8. The Star Festival
Game: Super Mario Galaxy
The Star Festival in the Mushroom Kingdom commemorates a unique comet that passes through the skies once every century. In its passing, the comet releases Star Bits. The Mushroom Kingdom Toads gather in the Castle Gardens outside Peach’s Castle to gather the Star Bits. They then combine these stars to form one potent Grand Star and bring it to the castle. During the Star Festival, Princess Peach bumps into Luma.
9. Starlight Celebration
Game: Final Fantasy XI & XIV
The Starlight Celebration is among the many annual festivals held in Eorzea. The celebration happens together with the December holiday season. The celebrations commend the unity, selflessness, and generosity of honored citizens past with a bountiful festival of winter décor and style. It encourages all nations’ citizens to embrace the spirit of charity and take pleasure in each other’s company. The Smilebringers use this chance to give back to their communities. They visit the continent to spread happiness and encourage other Eorzea citizens to do the same.
10. Toy Day
Game: Animal Crossing
Toy Day or Japanese Christmas is a feast present in all Animal Crossing series games apart from Wild World. It has similarities to Christmas. Toy Day takes place on the 23rd of December. During the event, Tortimer will be on standby at the Wishing Well and rewards the player with a gift. If the player is a boy, Tortimer will award them a model of Gracie’s car. On the other hand, if she is a girl, she will receive a doll.
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