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Ho ho hello, um, little child. I'm Greatfather Winter, and I – courtesy of the fine folks of Smokywood Pastures... "Fresh from our farm to your plate, it's Smokywood Pastures wholesome goodness" – would like to wish you a fantastic Feast of Winter Veil.


EVENTS DETAILS
When
December 16 – January 2.
Where
Most Major Cities (with decorations throughout Azeroth, Outland, Northrend, and Pandaria).
Learn More on fan sites
Wowhead, Wowpedia

MORE ABOUT WINTER’S VEIL

The later seasons of Azeroth are marked as a time of change in many cultures. The term "Winter Veil" is said to stem from a supernatural being referred in many cultures to as Greatfather Winter. As he would walk the land late in the seasons, winter itself would be his billowing cloak. In his wake was the blanketing of the land in snow, and thus it is said that Greatfather Winter would cast his wintry veil over the land.

The idea of feasting during this time of year is one that traces its origins to the legend itself. As Greatfather Winter walked Azeroth, it is said he would provide a bounty for those who welcomed his presence.

As such, the idea of feasting during the winter veil would bring together communities as they shared whatever they had. Typically, a single day of merriment and feasting welcomed the change, all in anticipation of the land's renewal.

EVENTS DETAILS
When
December 16 – January 2.
Where
Most Major Cities (with decorations throughout Azeroth, Outland, Northrend, and Pandaria).
Learn More on fan sites
Wowhead, Wowpedia

MORE ABOUT WINTER’S VEIL

The later seasons of Azeroth are marked as a time of change in many cultures. The term "Winter Veil" is said to stem from a supernatural being referred in many cultures to as Greatfather Winter. As he would walk the land late in the seasons, winter itself would be his billowing cloak. In his wake was the blanketing of the land in snow, and thus it is said that Greatfather Winter would cast his wintry veil over the land.

The idea of feasting during this time of year is one that traces its origins to the legend itself. As Greatfather Winter walked Azeroth, it is said he would provide a bounty for those who welcomed his presence.

As such, the idea of feasting during the winter veil would bring together communities as they shared whatever they had. Typically, a single day of merriment and feasting welcomed the change, all in anticipation of the land's renewal.

The denizens of the dungeons of Northrend are also getting into the holiday spirit, and some dungeon bosses even wear festive Winter Hats just like Greatfather Winter's. Defeat a Winter Veil boss, and the boss' hat is yours!

Winter's Hats

Grand Magus Telestra – The Nexus
Jedoga Shadowseeker – Ahn'Kahet: The Old Kingdom
Corla, Herald of Twilight – Blackrock Caverns (Normal + Heroic)
High Priestess Azil – The Stone Core (Normal + Heroic)
Admiral Ripsnarl – Deadmines (Heroic)

Mage-Lord Urom – The Oculus
Drahga Shadowburner – Grim Batol (Normal + Heroic)
Lord Godfrey – Shadowfang Keep (Heroic)


Quests

Smokywood Pastures' Missing Shipment

Smokywood Pastures needs a few brave adventurers to investigate the disappearance of a shipment of holiday goods. Rumors are the shipment is in the possession of the Abominable Greench, found somewhere in the snowy regions of the Alterac Mountains.

Metzen the Reindeer

Disaster has struck! Metzen the Reindeer has been kidnapped! Metzen is one of Greatfather Winter's eight reindeer - and property of Smokywood Pastures. The Jinglepocket Goblins have received two ransom letters from groups claiming to have Metzen. Concerned adventurers should visit Ironforge or Orgrimmar for more information.

 

Greatfather Winter is waiting for you, and you’ll soon discover that you can help him out. Something’s not right out there, and a rumour of a fierce monster called the Grinch is spreading fast.

Activities

Greatfather Winter

Greatfather Winter is visiting the great cities of Ironforge and Orgrimmar – courtesy of the fine folks of Smokywood Pastures and he's spreading cheer in celebration for the Feast of Winter Veil. But, all the cheer-spreading is making Greatfather Winter hungry, and he's looking for adventurers to get him his daily fix of milk and cookies.

PX-238 Winter Wondervolt machines

Smokywood Pastures goblins have set up strange PX-238 Winter Wondervolt machines which can be used to change your character into a festive Little Helper! The buff lasts for 30 minutes but is removed by shapeshifting or death. Will you be red or green ? Surprise! You can refresh the duration of the buff at any time by stepping into the Wintervolt machine.

Gift-Giving

In the quiet, early hours of the 25th of December, the industrious goblins of Smokywood Pastures are already awake. As a much-deserved reward for the noble adventurers throughout Azeroth, these generous harbingers of the holidays deposit gifts underneath the decorated trees in Orgrimmar and Ironforge. Keep a keen eye out for these presents, as they're there for the taking!

Jinglepocket Goblins' Fare Shops

The Jinglepocket Goblins have set up their seasonal fare shops in major cities. Adventurers can purchase many holiday favorites - including Greatfather's Winter ale, candy canes, gingerbread cookie recipes, and mistletoes.

Snowmen

Accompanying Greatfather Winter in his journeys across Azeroth are his loyal troops of snowmen. They can be found wandering around Ironforge and Orgrimmar, bringing with them the chill breath of winter into even the warmest climes.

Revelers

During the Feast of Winter Veil, the innkeepers bring out holiday decorations to provide a festive atmosphere for their patrons. Who knows what might happen if you /kiss a reveler standing near a sprig of mistletoe…


Merchants and Vendors

These professional hoarders have food and festive items in stock for you!

Find out more by clicking on the tabs above.

If you've been good this year, maybe you'll receive treats from Smokywood Pastures as your treat for the Feast of Winter Veil. Huzzah.

Also, be sure to stock up on treats to give those who've been nice this year. Smokywood Pastures has a great selection to choose from. Look for them at a major city near you.

Seasonal Pets

Lumpy

This elemental taught by a Lump of Coal pet can be found in a Stolen present.

Clockwork Rocket Bot

This robot may be found in a Stolen present. It might be a bit aggressive towards other robots.

Winter Reindeer

This tiny reindeer may be found in a Gaily Wrapped Present under Winter’s Veil tree.

Tiny Snowman

This companion will bring winter’s merriness with you at any time of year! This is one of the rare pets which won’t follow you around and will stay in place, but will respond to certain emotes when targeted.

Winter's Little Helpers

These companions require one snowball as a reagent to be summoned. The Winter's Little Helper is red and male, while the Father Winter's Helper is green and female.

Rotten Little Helper

This greenish companion can be found as a present under the Winter’s Veil tree, wrapped in a Stolen Present.



Costumes & Fun Items

Gifts and presents

Who knows what they can hold for you? One of the above pets? Toy Set Train? Wind-Up Train Wrecker? Paper Zeppelin Kit? Mechanical Greench? Grindgear Toy Gorilla? A Wand of Holiday Cheer? Copper Racer? Tiny Ragdoll? Cookies? Surprise!

Winter Hats

These beautiful hats come in red and green, and are part of the Winter Garb. They can be found only on the dead body of some bosses (see the details on the Activities tab above).

Preserved Holly

Use this one-use item only and it will give you a 1 hour buff that transforms your mount into a Reindeer whenever you mount up. Be careful not to have a passenger with you if you are on a multi-passenger mount!

Fresh Holly

Use this one-use item only and it will transform your mount into a Reindeer until you dismount only. Be careful not to have a passenger with you if you are on a multi-passenger mount!

Footballs & Soccer Balls

Toss these classic toys to other players in your faction, and they’ll send them bouncing or spiralling right back to you as long as they’re able. Pass up a flurry!

Snowballs

Whether you pick them up in the wild, from your local vendor, or ask a friendly engineer to craft them for you, no feast of Winter Veil is complete without some frozen projectile-weapons. Get your mitts on some snowballs and say, "Merry Feast of Winter Veil" the old-fashioned way!

Ribboned Wrapping Paper

It is time to wrap things up to offer presents to your friends! This festive paper is available in red, blue, green, and purple for 2 coppers only to merchants.

Handful of Snowflakes

This one-time use only item showers a nearby target with a cascade of snowflakes. You receive it in you inventory when you /kiss a winter reveler under a mistletoe.


Seasonal Food & Beverages

This year, you can obtain one Graccu's Mince Meat Fruitcake per day from Stolen present (a reward from the daily quest "You're a Mean One..."). Still hungry? You can purchase some more from Kaymard Copperpinch (in Orgrimmar) and Macey Jinglepocket (in Ironforge).

Countless other delicious meals, beverages and sweets can give you a buff, help your character recover health and mana, or are just delicious!

ACHIEVEMENT
Feast of Winter’s Veil currently offers a total of 150 achievement points, split over 14 achievements and 1 meta-achievement.
Please note that all objectives for achievements for the Horde and Alliance are relatively the same, with some minor differences.
 


TITLE
If you complete the 11 Achievements below, your character will gain the title of Merrymaker.
On Metzen! With a Little Helper from My Friends
'Tis the Season Simply Abominable
Let It Snow Fa-la-la-la-Ogri'la
The Winter Veil Gourmet He Knows If You've Been Naughty, Gains
Scrooge
Scrooge
Bros. Before Ho Ho Ho's
Bros. Before Ho Ho Ho's
A Frosty Shake

Check out our Winter's Veil screenshot gallery!