the feast of winter veil  

The Feast of Winter Veil is an in-game, end-of-year, holiday event roughly corresponding to the Christmas holiday.

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Official Site Info

'Twas the feast of Great-Winter
And all through the land
All the races were running
With snowballs in hand.

The cooks were all frantic
And for those "in the know"
Swoops and owls were crashing
Like new-fallen snow.

Cookies and eggnog
Were consumed by all
As the snowballs flew freely
And drunks smashed into walls.

May your feast of Great-Winter
Be one merry and bright
And from all here at Blizzard
We wish you a fun night!

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.

Winter Veil Bosses

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's hat is yours!

Winter Veil bosses of Outland:

Event Details

The Feast of Winter Veil is upon us and Greatfather Winter is busy spreading holiday cheer in major cites across the land! Here are a few holiday treats players can now experience in-game:

  • 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 mistletoe.
  • All the cheer-spreading is making Greatfather Winter hungry, and he is looking for adventurers to get him his daily fix of milk and cookies.
  • Smokeywood Pastures needs a few brave adventurers to investigate the disappearance of a shipment of holiday goods traveling though Alterac.

Holiday Info

  • January 2nd is the last day of the Feast of Winter Veil.
  • Kissing a "Neutral Winter Reveler" under mistletoe will create for you 5 sprigs of Mistletoe or 5 Handful of Snowflakes. You can also get 5 pieces of Fresh Holly which can be used to transform your mount into a reindeer for thirty minutes.
  • There are also mounds of Holiday Snow scattered throughout the Alterac Mountains and Dun Morogh during the event.
  • Special snow mounds, called Hardpacked Snowdrift are scattered throughout Alterac Valley during the event. You can pick 5 Hardpacked Snowballs off them and bean other players.
  • The quest Metzen the Reindeer and Metzen the Reindeer are actually Neutral quests and can be done by either faction. In fact, if you should happen to have both quests, they can be done at the same time.

Winter Veil Loot

Near the end of the Feast of Winter Veil, gifts will be available under the trees near Greatfather Winter in Ironforge and Great-father Winter in Orgrimmar.

While some of the gifts are available to all, you have to be a certain level to receive others under the tree. The following table shows the various gifts possible.

# Gift Min Level Quest Possible Contents
Gently Shaken Gift
A Gently Shaken Gift Winter Veil Roast x5 or Winter Veil Eggnog x5
Winter Veil Gift
A Winter Veil Gift Clockwork Rocket Bot
Carefully Wrapped Present
A Carefully Wrapped Present Winter Veil Cookie x5
Festive Gift
A Festive Gift Wand of Holiday Cheer
Gaily Wrapped Present
A Gaily Wrapped Present Green Helper Box, Red Helper Box, Snowman Kit, Jingling Bell
Ticking Present
A Ticking Present Mechanical Greench, Preserved Holly x5, Chance of a recipe

Special Loots

In addition, players will find various emails from Greatfather Winter with recipes inside for the spirit of the season. Leatherworkers will receive a pattern for Winter Boots and cooks will receive recipes such as for Hot Apple Cider. Yummy!

Allakhazam credits an article at Blizzard for some of the info in this article.

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