Winter Festivals

There are 6 villagers who are celebrating their birthdays in the Winter season:

  • Shea - Winter 02
  • Taro - Winter 03
  • Sabrina - Winter 12
  • Alisa - Winter 17
  • Mark - Winter 27
  • Witch - Winter 29
Snow Festival - Winter 04

Between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm, head to the Meadow to play in the snow with everyone. If you have a high 5-heart friendship with the people in attendance, you can invite them to build a snowman with you. The number of people you can build with will result in different sizes of resulting snowmen.

  • 1 to 5 people - small snowman
  • 6 to 10 people - medium snowman
  • 11 or more - large snowman

You will raise your friendship a little bit with each person that you talk to, and you'll increase it a lot more if they accept your invitation to build the snowman.

To activate the festival you will need to of unlocked all of the Main charcters, except for your child and the Mineral Town people.

Dog Festival - Winter 10

On the 9th, Mirabelle will stop by your house and ask if you want to enter your dog into the festival. If you have a dog then you can enter, but if not you would of needed to activate the free dog event before the 9th. You'll have to wait until next year if you don't have a dog yet.

Head to the Meadow between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. Talk to Mirabelle to start the judging, where your dog (or another dog if you did not participate) is compared to the other dogs in the contest. If your dog has 8 or more hearts then it will win.

You can win a Wonderful Stone from the festival.

Winter Thanksgiving - Winter 14

This festival will be different depending on what gender of protagonist you are playing as.

If you are playing as a boy

If you have any of the girls at a Purple heart color or higher, they will stop by your farm house to present you with sweetie Chocolate. If the girl has a Yellow, Orange, or Red heart color then you will get Chocolate Cookies instead. To get the girl to appear you will have to enter your house during the specified times:

  • 6:00 am to 8:00 am - Natalie
  • 8:00 am to 10:00 am - Julia
  • 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Lanna
  • 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Sabrina
  • 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Witch
  • 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Chelsea

If you are playing as a girl

This is the day you are going to give Chocolate to the boys. You can buy the Chocolate from Chen's store for 100 G each. You can then go around to the boys and give them your treats, but they must be accepting of your gifts! If you have not talked to them in several days then they will not accept your offering, even though it is a special festival day.

You can also give Chocolate Cookies, but they take much more work and requires you to own a cow in order to manufacture Butter.

If you are married

Your spouse will give you Chocolate Cookies. Yum!

Fishing Festival - Winter 20

Denny and Lanna must be unlocked for this festival to take place.

Between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm, bring a fish to the Meadow for judging. You do not have to fetch a special kind of fish, and you can enter a Small, Medium, or Large Fish. In order to win though you'll need to bring a fish with a very high Size rank.

You will win the contest if you bring a Large Fish with at least 8 and a half red Size marks. If you have a Medium Fish, it need to be an S-Rank with 10 red-colored Size marks. A Medium Fish can not win if it has 9.5 Size marks, even if it also has 10 blue Quality and 10 green Freshness.

The festival can not be won if you bring a Small Fish, no matter what rank it is.

Starry Night - Winter 23 and Winter 24

Starry Night requires you to set up the event on the 23rd. If you have a potential marriage candidate at a Green heart color or higher, talk to the person and they will ask if you would like to spend Starry Night with them. You can only accept 1 dinner request so choose carefully.

Between 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm, go to the person's house to have dinner with he or she, plus the immediate family if one exists. For example, if you were invited by Lanna then go to her house after 6 pm. If you asked Shea, then go to Wada's house to have dinner with Shea and Wada.

The only characters that react differently to Starry Night are Mark, Chelsea, and the Witch Princess. Instead of going to their homes, they will come to your farm house instead. You just have to walk into your house after 6:00 pm to trigger the Starry Night event. Vaughn is a little tougher to celebrate Starry Night with because he has to be in town on the 23rd.

Who ever you decide to spend the evening with, you will increase your Friendship Points will all participants.

If you are already married, walk into your house between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm to celebrate Starry Night with your family.

New Years Eve - Winter 30

On the last day of the year, go to the Meadow between 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm to eat some tasty Buckwheat Noodles. Talk to the people in attendance to raise your friendship with them. At the end of the festival, Chen will give you some Buckwehat Flour to take home with you. You'll find it in your Rucksack in the morning.