Animal Crossing: New Seasonal Nook Stop Items Available This Month

Animal Crossing players can get a winter-themed wallpaper and sweater from the Nook Shopping catalog for a limited time this month.

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Winter has officially arrived in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Northern Hemisphere players can now snag a couple of new seasonal items in the Switch life sim. Two new wintry items are available to purchase from the Nook Shopping catalog this month: the Aurora wall and the Midwinter sweater. Like other seasonal items, however, these will only be available for a limited time, so you'll need to get them while you can.

The Aurora wall costs 7,000 Bells and lets you gaze at a beautiful aurora borealis localized entirely in your own kitchen or other room at any time of year. The Midwinter sweater, meanwhile, costs 1,200 Bells and features a cute reindeer design. Both items can be found under the Seasonal tab in the Nook Shopping catalog and will be on sale until December 31.

In addition to the new seasonal items, Nook's Cranny has begun selling festive toys ahead of Toy Day, the game's Christmas event. You'll find a different toy on display in the seasonal corner of the store each day until December 25. Toy Day itself falls on December 24, and as part of the event, you'll need to dress up like Santa and help Jingle the black-nosed reindeer deliver presents to your villagers.

Now that December is underway, a variety of new fish, insects, and sea creatures have begun appearing in the game. Players with Northern Hemisphere islands can now find the oarfish, pond smelt, dung beetle, and other critters, while those with Southern Hemisphere islands can catch various sharks, beetles, and other summer creatures. You can read more in our Animal Crossing fish and bug guides. Northern Hemisphere players can also now build snowboys and collect snowflakes and ornaments, which are used to craft new festive DIY recipes.

Nintendo recently rolled out Animal Crossing's big winter update, with another major update on the way in late January. Nintendo hasn't shared many details on that patch just yet, but it appears it'll add the Festivale event to the game. A line of Mario-themed furniture is also on the way in March in honor of the Super Mario series' 35th anniversary.

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