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Christmas is a seasonal event that occurs between December 15th (December 1st on the Mobile only.png Mobile and 3DS logo.svg versions) and 31st (January 15th on the Mobile only.png Mobile and 3DS logo.svg 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.


Characters Unique Drops For Sale


Santa Bunny.png Santa Bunny
White Present Slime.png White Present Slime
Gold Present Slime.png Gold Present Slime
Green Present Slime.png Green Present Slime
Red Present Slime.png Red Present Slime

From any enemy:

Candy Cane.png
Candy Cane 
(replaces Hearts)
Sugar Plum.png
Sugar Plum 
(replaces Mana Stars)
(1/13 or 7.7% chance)*

From Present Slimes:

Giant Bow.png
Giant Bow 
(1/20 or 5.0% chance)*

From Painter:
Christmas Tree Wallpaper.png Christmas Tree Wallpaper Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile only.png
Candy Cane Wallpaper.png Candy Cane Wallpaper Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile only.png
Stars Wallpaper.png Stars Wallpaper Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile only.png
Snowflake Wallpaper.png Snowflake Wallpaper Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile only.png
Bluegreen Wallpaper.png Bluegreen Wallpaper Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile only.png
Ornament Wallpaper.png Ornament Wallpaper Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile only.png
Festive Wallpaper.png Festive Wallpaper Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile only.png
Squiggles Wallpaper.png Squiggles Wallpaper Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile only.png
Krampus Horn Wallpaper.png Krampus Horn Wallpaper Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile only.png
Grinch Finger Wallpaper.png Grinch Finger Wallpaper Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile only.png
From Clothier:
Festive top hat.png

From Demolitionist:

Roman candle.png

From Traveling Merchant:

Acorns.png Acorns Desktop VersionConsole Version
Cold Snap.png Cold Snap Desktop VersionConsole Version
Cursed Saint.png Cursed Saint Desktop VersionConsole Version
Snowfellas.png Snowfellas Desktop VersionConsole Version
The Season.png The Season Desktop VersionConsole Version
  • *Does not drop from Statue-spawned enemies


  • 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.


Desktop VersionDesktop version

  • Desktop 1.2.2:
    • The event has been updated, featuring several new items.
    • One single present item drops instead of three different colors.

Mobile only.pngMobile version

  • Mobile 1.1.5: Introduced. Santa can spawn randomly any time during the Christmas season.
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