The 2020 Winter Holiday Event was an event in Adopt Me!. The winter map for this event was added to the game on December 1, 2020, however the actual event began on December 15, 2020, at 8:00 AM PT.
There was a sale on gamepasses and pets in the Pet Shop starting on December 22, 2020, and ended on January 5, 2021. Additionally, there was furniture added to the furniture catalog that were based on decorations from the Ice Castle.
In the map, the lake is frozen and players are able to skate on the ice instead of swimming in the lake. As players skate, they can collect Gingerbread by passing through the gingerbread shapes on the ice, which disappear when collected. There are penguins that move around on the ice as well, and if a player bumps into a penguin, it knocks the player down, immobilizing them for a few seconds, while the penguin states a random selection from a set of angry messages, including:
- "WHO LET THE PENGUINS OUT? WHO? WHO? WHO?"
- "I CAN'T BELIEVE MY PENGUIN BUDDIES LET YOU ADOPT THEM!"
- "I DON'T WANT TO HUG YOU!"
- "WHY CAN'T WE JUST GET ALONG?"
- "My therapist said don't get angry BUT I CAN'T HELP IT ANYMORE!"
- "OI! IS SLIDING ON THE ICE A CRIME NOW?!"
- "YOU'RE JUST AS BAD AS THE FISH!”
- “WATCH WHERE YOU'RE GOING!”
A new set of 160 is restored to the ice every 20 minutes or each Adopt Me! day. However, every 2 days, when the Frost Fury Feeding Frenzy Minigame is happening, they don't appear until the next day. Once you've collected all the Gingerbread, you collect it in a red ring near where the recent racing ranks are there.
The ice also contained a racecourse. The path of the course was indicated by large rings that appear in front of the player as they go, leading around and over various ramps and other obstacles. The next target ring is bright yellow, and the one after that is a darker gray. As the player passes through each yellow ring, the gray ring turns yellow, and the next gray ring appears, such that there are always two rings ahead of the player to guide them, first a yellow and then a gray.
Near the starting line of the racecourse, which is under the tan bridge, there is a Golden Penguin NPC named Speedy The Penguin. When a player talks to Speedy, the penguin offers them a race. After the first time a player completes the race, they are rewarded with 800; subsequent races are a convenient way to collect all 160 gingerbread, but are otherwise just for fun and/or bragging rights.
Frost Fury Feeding Frenzy Minigame
This minigame is found in one of the buildings in the Snow Castle. In it, players receive a torch. There are a variety of foods found frozen in chunks of ice. Players must stand near the ice with their torch to melt it and receive points. They earn Gingerbread based on the points they have gotten. There are various obstacles along the path such as slippery ice, rolling boulders, and geysers that freeze you. The deeper you go into the cave, the more points you'll get. Once players finish the minigame, they will find a huge cauldron of multi-colored food with the Frost Fury NPC telling the players to come back later to help feed him again.
Each day, five melted snowmen are found scattered across the map. When approached, it will ask for help. Once a player builds all five, they receive 300.
There are presents that differ slightly from the decorative gifts on the map. By opening these presents, the player will receive one of the three Snowball Launcher parts. After collecting all the parts, the player will receive a Snowball Launcher Toy and 800.
The Winterkin NPC is found near the Snow Castle. When interacted with, she gives a rhyming clue to the locations of Melted Snowmen, gifts needed to search for in order to get parts of the snowball launcher, or information about the Frost Fury Feeding Frenzy Minigame.
|Snowball Launcher||Common||Free (Obtained by finding red gifts)|
|Candy Cane Chew Toy||Uncommon||240|
|Holiday Breadstick Chew Toy||Uncommon||400|
Note: The Pet Wear that cost Bucks were available in the Hat Shop, while the ones that costed Gingerbread were available in the Ice Castle.
|Snowman Winter Hat||Common||100|
|Bear Winter Hat||Common||150|
|White Winter Hat||Common||150|
|Festive Tree Hat||Uncommon||250|
- Although in the past this event was called the Christmas Event, this year it is referred to as the Winter Holiday Event in the Adopt Me! YouTube channel and Twitter due to it not focusing on Christmas, but more on the Winter Season.
- Before the event started, an NPC called Frost Fury was guarding a castle. Upon entering the waterfall, players would be knocked back and a message would pop up saying, "The Frost Fury won't let you past the gate!"
- The Ice Skating minigame bears resemblance to the 2019 Christmas Event's Ice Skating minigame, which was nearly the same.