Animal Crossing Christmas’ Toy Day ‘Villagers’ Gift Guide, Jingle’s Magic Bag and New Horizons Toy Day Set Explained

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Christmas is just one of the many annual events celebrated in Animal crossing: new horizons, correctly marked in the game as “Toy Day”.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about the Toy Day event and the return of the Jingle character.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Toy Day Christmas Event Guide

Toy Day Christmas Event Schedules

Toy Day festivities take place on December 24 – Christmas Eve – from 5 a.m. and for a full 24 hours. Special Toy Day themed music will also be heard on your island – another clue that the holidays are on.

How to find Jingle

At the time of the event, Jingle the reindeer can be found outside of resident services, accompanied by his bag of toys and goodies. There he will wait for your help to fabricate party wrapping paper and distribute gifts from Santa Claus to other villagers.

Jingle the reindeer on toy day
Jingle the reindeer on toy day (Photo: Nintendo)

Everything you can do on Christmas and Toy Day

Below is a complete list of all activities you can participate in Toy Day. Scroll down for more details on each activity:

  • Find Tinkle in front of resident services on December 24
  • Unlock the DIY party wrapping paper jingle recipe
  • Craft 3 of the Party wrapping paper items and give them to Jingle
  • Get Toy Day Stockings to hang at your place
  • Get Jingle’s Magic bag of gifts
  • Visit each of your neighbors, both inside and outside their home, to give them their gifts magic bag
  • Get a reward (Stack of gifts) from Jingle after delivering the majority of the gifts
  • Get a second reward from Jingle (Santa’s sleigh) after distributing all the gifts
  • Exchange wrapped personal gifts with your neighbors afterwards to receive more color variations of Christmas Toy Day items from Nook’s Cranny
  • Hang up your Toy Day stockings at your place on the evening of December 24th and check them in the morning of the 25th to receive Jingle’s picture

How to make festive wrapping paper for Jingle

On Toy Day, Jingle first asks for your help with make party wrapping paper for gifts from Santa Claus. He will present to you the DIY recipe for the festive wrapping paper and have you make 3 pieces for it.

To make each piece of party wrapping paper, you will need one of each of the different colors of the ornaments, that can be shaken from decorated cedars.

After making the wrapping paper and presenting it to Jingle, he will give you a set of Toy Day Stockings, who can be hanging on the wall of your house. Make sure you do it that night, so you can check them out on the morning of the 25th and receive the picture of Jingle!

Additionally, Jingle will ask for your help in distributing Santa’s presents to the islanders, after which he will give you a Magic bag, containing gifts for each of your neighbors.

Jingle's Magic Bag
Jingle’s Magic Bag (Photo: Austin Voigt)

Give Christmas gifts to the villagers of Santa Claus with a magic bag

Unlike previous games, Toy Day in New Horizons, a gift will be given to your Magic Bag neighbors automatically when you talk to them – no need to keep a list of clues or search for the items they want.

The gifts will be automatically selected for the villagers
The gifts will be automatically selected for the villagers (Photo: Austin Voigt)

If the villager has a high level of friendship with you, they will sometimes give you a gift in return! This will often be a different color variation of the toys you can get in Nook’s Cranny (see “Party toys for sale at Nook’s Cranny“the following list).

Although it is not mandatory to wearing a santa claus outfit Able Sisters – just like in previous games – doing this will get you some pretty reactions of your neighbors.

In addition, you can check how many gifts you have left to distribute by clicking on the Magic Bag in your inventory. do not forget to talk to Jingle when you have handed out the majority of your freebies, and after having distributed them all, for special rewards!

Give personal gifts to villagers after distributing gifts

After you have distributed all of Santa’s gifts, you will be able to exchange personal gifts with the villagers. Make sure you wrap each item in wrapping paper (they will give you some if you don’t have any).

In return, they’ll give you different color variations of the toys that were obtained in Nook’s Cranny throughout the month of December (see “Party toys for sale at Nook’s Cranny“the following list).

Christmas toy game items

Below are all the items you can get by participating in Toy Day activities:

Item ImageItem nameHow to obtain
Stack of gifts
Stack of giftsGive a majority of gifts and talk to Jingle
Sleigh day toy
Sleigh day toyDeliver all the gifts and talk to Jingle
Party wrapping paper
Red wrapping paperTalk to villagers and try to exchange personal gifts with them without any wrapped gifts in your inventory
Photo by Jingle
Photo by JingleHang your Toy Day stockings on your house wall on Christmas Eve and check them out on the morning of the 25th.

Party toys for sale at Nook’s Cranny

In addition to the Toy Day items you may receive, below is a complete list of all festive toy items available for purchase at Nook’s Cranny throughout the month of December. Note that while there are many color variations for all of the toys, your island’s Nook’s Cranny will only have one set of variations – be sure to swap with your friends to collect them all!

Item ImageItem nameColor variants
Dinosaur toy
Dinosaur toyGray, Brown, Green, Blue, Red
Doll house
Doll houseRed, Brown, Blue, Orange, Green, Pink, Purple
Children's tent
Children’s tentWhite, Pink, Black, Stripes, Floral, Blue, Brown, Colorful
Mini circuit
Mini circuitRed & White, Blue & Yellow, Black & Silver, Pink & Purple
Pop up book
Pop up bookThe blue ocean, the Mesozoic world, the savannah, the flowers
Plush puppy
Plush puppyBeige, Red, Lemon & White, Spotted, Black, Tricolor, Gray & White, Pink
Remote control helicopter
Remote control helicopterBlue, red, yellow, green, pink, light blue, purple
Tin robot
Tin robotSilver, Blue, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Pink, Black

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