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Christmas is a seasonal event that occurs between December 15th (December 1st on the Mobile Version Mobile and 3DS version 3DS versions) and 31st (January 15th on the Mobile Version Mobile and 3DS version 3DS versions). During Christmas, Presents can be dropped by any enemy (1 in 13 chance, or about 7.7%), except for enemies spawned by statues. Hearts are also replaced by Candy Canes, and Mana Stars are replaced with Sugar Plums.

During Hardmode, one of the items a present can contain is the Snow Globe, which summons the Frost Legion. Defeating it enables the Santa Claus NPC, which spawns if valid housing is available, but only during the Christmas season.

Christmas is not to be confused with the Frost Moon, a Christmas-themed invasion event.

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Characters Unique Drops For Sale


Santa Bunny.pngSanta Bunny
White Present Slime.pngWhite Present Slime
Gold Present Slime.pngGold Present Slime
Green Present Slime.pngGreen Present Slime
Red Present Slime.pngRed Present Slime

From any enemy:

Candy Cane.pngCandy Cane(replaces Hearts)
Sugar Plum.pngSugar Plum(replaces Mana Stars)
Present.pngPresent(1/13 or 7.7% chance)*

From Present Slimes:

Giant Bow.pngGiant Bow(1/20 or 5.0% chance)*
From Painter:
Christmas Tree Wallpaper.pngChristmas Tree WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Candy Cane Wallpaper.pngCandy Cane WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Stars Wallpaper.pngStars WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Snowflake Wallpaper.pngSnowflake WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Bluegreen Wallpaper.pngBluegreen WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Ornament Wallpaper.pngOrnament WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Festive Wallpaper.pngFestive WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Squiggles Wallpaper.pngSquiggles WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Krampus Horn Wallpaper.pngKrampus Horn WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Grinch Finger Wallpaper.pngGrinch Finger WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
From Clothier:
Festive top hat.pngFestive top hatMobile Version3DS version

From Demolitionist:

Roman candle.pngRoman candleMobile Version

From Traveling Merchant:

Acorns.pngAcornsDesktop VersionConsole Version
Cold Snap.pngCold SnapDesktop VersionConsole Version
Cursed Saint.pngCursed SaintDesktop VersionConsole Version
Snowfellas.pngSnowfellasDesktop VersionConsole Version
The Season.pngThe SeasonDesktop VersionConsole Version
  • *Does not drop from Statue-spawned enemies

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Christmas can be "activated" by setting your computer's date to a day between December 15th and 31st, and on the Console version Console version, disconnecting from Xbox Live/PSN and changing the console time. On mobile you should disconnect from automatic date/time updates, and set the time to any day in December, however this does not work for some devices, and for the 3DS version, go to System Settings and set the date there. However, if you wish to not change your device's time to avoid messing up scheduled programs, you can use applications such as RunAsDate to launch Terraria with a changed time/date.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.2.2:
    • The event has been updated, featuring several new items.
    • One single present item drops instead of three different colors.
Random Events Rain • Slime RainDesktop VersionConsole Version • Blood Moon • SandstormDesktop Version • Solar Eclipse
Summonable Events Goblin Army • Frost Legion • Pirate Invasion • Solar Eclipse • Pumpkin Moon • Frost Moon • Martian MadnessDesktop VersionConsole Version • Lunar EventsDesktop VersionConsole Version • PartyDesktop Version • Old One's ArmyDesktop Version
Seasonal Events Valentine's DayMobile Version3DS version • St. Patrick's DayMobile Version • EasterMobile Version3DS version • OktoberfestMobile Version3DS version • ThanksgivingMobile Version3DS version • Halloween • Christmas
Unimplemented Events Chinese New YearMobile Version
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