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Winter Festivities Conclusion!

Hello everyone, thank you so much for participating in our
First Winter Festivities! We hope you had a great time exploring
the Constellation Library, and getting a peek into the
motivations of the elusive peddlers - Pai, Agnes and Oran.

Here are some end of event stats you might be interested in!
In total, 2744 users participated in wrapping up 113174 gifts in the Winter Tree!

213 users made 1261 submissions in the Bauble Decoration Contest!
187 users made 895 submissions in the Creativity Prompt Contest!
84 pages of submissions were made in the Avatar Contest Thread!

Reviewing the submissions to these contests was a major highlight of the event for us. There were so many amazing entries, ranging from avatars that made us nostalgic, to uniquely beautiful artwork and writing across the bauble and creativity contests. There were even delicious looking pastries we hope their bakers enjoyed!

Here are the different winners we rolled or picked for each contest!


Here are our Staff Team's favourites! All of the submissions were amazing to go through and so difficult to narrow down, we had a great time picking them out! Click on each thumbnail to see the full submission.

Adeline-909.png Aven12-13647.png Barclay-19131.png Calix-5919.png Celetara-12726.png Daiko-9129.png FIREFLYSUMMERS-5967.png Fawnery-19622.png Flocksy-31552.png Gilfeather-40921.png Gojirin-1771.png JESSYTHEHAG-22660.png Johannabelle-31826.png Lolli-53527.png LotusMoon-9931.png Moonthrilled-53215.png Oisin-5731.png Pumpkinchip-34850.png SailorGalaxia-28810.png Stumpios-52954.png Tailish-45734.png Teamfailboat-23909.png Tychoe-48437.png XianRou-17885.png cloudycatte-12062.png cynosural-23892.png kingboo-8218.png leonine-7013.png mystery-book.png star-55.png

Visit the thread here to see all Raffle Prize Winners!

All Agnes Pick winner submissions were added to the Winter Tree as bauble wrapping selections! Visit the thread here to see all Agnes' Pick Prize Winners!

Visit the thread here to see all Raffle Prize Winners!


Here are the outfits that won each round of preliminary voting!
Musicality (#39022) ♦ Leaf (#376) ♦ Totoro (#12108

Darkerdemons (#20213) ♦ Leaf (#376) ♦ Avatar (#19967)

Here are the preliminary winners and their outfits selected for each round of voting!

Visit the thread here to see all Raffle Prize Winners!

Here are some plans for improvements for future events like this that we've accumulated from hosting this event!
  • For the sake of future gifting events, we'll be working on balancing item rarity better across the site.
  • We’ll be looking into the rarity matching of gift donations vs. claims to see if we can equalize the system better.
  • We’ll be adjusting Pai’s daily quest “Perusing the Constellation Library” to have a better indication of unlock progress on the final quest. For future quests with this style of unlock, the progress will also be shown more clearly.
  • We’ll be looking into adjusting the layout of the Winter Tree so that less scrolling is required to see the main content.
  • We’ll be adding easier tracking of the event currencies in the winter tree.
  • We’ll be improving on our contest threads that we tried out this event in order to make the experience better.

Our next event is going to be a Spring Event! Before that, we will be working on launching a number of other updates which we'll be posting more info about soon.


Pai thanks you for your help this winter as they look out at
the last vestiges of frost clinging to the window.
They hope that you'll remain curious and find what you're
looking for, out in the great wide world.


  • Villager Astraleaf (#17183) 23 Mar 2021, 12:27 am
    Potet (#51313)

    According to the Mar. 4 news post, the event ended on MARCH 18TH 11:59PM.

    That's when we stopped being able to gather currency.

    So today really is "a few days after" -- sucks that it wasn't clear for you, though.

    Maybe the Winter Tree being open till now confused things?

    Not sure how else they could've made it more clear, it was right there in the News Post. Even the Winter Tree said "the event is over" for a few days now.
  • Villager Polychrome (#21817) 23 Mar 2021, 12:43 am
    i loved the even! thank you DV staff <3
  • Villager Kalkyrie (#6623) 23 Mar 2021, 12:47 am
    A little confused as to how someone(no offense to them, they made lovely avis) won twice in the avatar contest when Im pretty sure the rules stated that wouldn't happen. Please. Do better at sticking to your own rules and how you communicate them.

    Otherwise, Im excited to see how much better this event will be next year when theres more time, better communication, and some much needed balancing. I really do like the event at its core, especially the tree and I think next year it'll go great.
  • Villager Potet (#51313) 23 Mar 2021, 1:28 am
    Astraleaf (#17183)
    Weird. How come I was able to gather things yesterday then?
    Because I WAS still able to gather.
    Was it a bug or something?

    Also One way that they could've made it clearer could be to put the timer in the boutiqe too like they did with the autumn event.
  • Villager Potet (#51313) 23 Mar 2021, 1:29 am
    Also I have trouble finding the news post again, so I usually only manage to see it once then it dissappears for me....
  • Villager Lyu (#1422) 23 Mar 2021, 1:37 am
    Really surprised that there wasnt a round for the people who submitted after the 5th round? Not sure why the contest remained up when no more rounds were planned but congrats to all the winners and thank you guys so much for the event. The dress up contest was super fun!
  • Villager fairywren (#4265) 23 Mar 2021, 1:40 am
    oh, i thought we'd be allowed to claim all the items in the tree. oh well, then. it was mostly turnips anyway, so... no huge loss lol.
  • Villager kraubbage (#12198) 23 Mar 2021, 1:53 am
    i didn't take much part in this event, but from what little i've played it was definitely more engaging and less of a droll than the previous event. it was fun gifting people wrapping paper back and forth, and the present claim was a very interesting event feature!. thank you very much staff, i'd love to see a similar event again in the future :)
  • Villager Empusa (#6056) 23 Mar 2021, 1:56 am
    I only missed 2-3 days of the Event due to rl problems and didnt get the last quest from pai + didnt make it to the 75 Gifts because I Was missing 12 more Gifts ._. I always got the 6 wrapping paper quest or the ones where you had to play Mini games wich doesnt work on mobile 4 me >.<

    But besides that I really enjoyed the Event and I really love all of the Event Items ^~^ glad they listen to the community and try to improve <3
  • Villager Ferinsy (#30206) 23 Mar 2021, 2:44 am
    Well, as for the items "missed", I mean, people saw that you can only collect 3 gifts per day, so yeah, they donated good stuff on their own risk, I donated junk only because I saw this event as an item sink, and it should be that... There are way too many recipes, conecakes etc. into DV, so these kinds of events can act as a nice balance to that.
  • Villager LeylasKryn (#42530) 23 Mar 2021, 2:52 am
    truly, a lovely event ^_^
  • Villager Teamfailboat (#23909) 23 Mar 2021, 3:08 am
    This event was so much fun, thanks staff! :D
  • Villager replicant (#2627) 23 Mar 2021, 3:55 am
    It was such a great event! Thank you so much for the hard work in putting it together and tweaking on the fly. heartred.gif
  • Villager DontPanic (#36795) 23 Mar 2021, 4:13 am
    Really really loved this event. Not too much of a hassle + the gift tree was <3 Thank you!
  • Villager Hex (#148) 23 Mar 2021, 4:59 am
    I really loved this event. I hope to see more collaborative style events with features like the gift wrapping paper and which can be completed by casual players who may not have as much time for a really grindy event. Thank you!
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