Animal Crossing New Horizons Winter Update (2020)

The Winter Update is available in Animal Crossing New Horizons on November 19. There’s lots of new holiday-themed content to enjoy in this new update. Celebrate Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season with Franklin and Jingle. All new events are available between the months of November and December. Here’s a list of all the new content available in the Animal Crossing New Horizons Winter Update.

  • Turkey Day and Special Villager Franklin
  • Toy Day and Special Villager Jingle
  • New Reactions
  • New Hairstyles
  • House Storage Upgrade
  • Save Data Transfer
  • January update information

Turkey Day Special Villager Franklin

Turkey Day goes live on November 26, and Franklin, the village’s first-class chef, will arrive to cook up some delicious meals for all to enjoy. You’ll have to help him gather some ingredients so he can cook the best dishes possible.

Franklin, a returning villager, will visit your island. You will have to gather a few ingredients to help him dish up some exquisite meals.

Toy Day and Special Villager Jingle

Toy Day goes live on December 24, which is the Animal Crossing New Horizons Christmas celebration event. Jingle, the black-nosed reindeer, will be making his appearance and need some assistance delivering all the presents to the good villagers of your island.

New Reactions

Lots of new reactions are introduced during this Winter Update as well. Players can stock up on the Hip Reaction Collection by spending some of their Nook Miles. There are nine total reactions available during the event. You can pick up the Hip Reaction Collection for 2,700 Nook Miles. Reactions include:

  • Sit Down
  • Wave Goodbye
  • Take a Picture
  • Sniff Sniff
  • Workout
  • Yoga
  • Here You Go
  • Excited
  • Ta-da
Animal Crossing New Horizons Winter Update - Hip Reaction Collection

New Hairstyles

There are also some new customization features in the form of Hairstyles. Pick from six new hairstyles, and pick them up by using your Nook Miles.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Winter Update - Hairstyles

House Storage Upgrade

Increase the maximum number of items you can store in your house storage with the new House Storage Upgrade. It increases to 2,400 with the new Winter Update. You can head over to Resident Services and talk to Tom Nook to get this sorted out.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Winter Update - House Storage

Save Data Transfer

A Save Data Transfer feature is available in the new Winter Update. Players can now transfer their entire island to another device. You also have the option to select just one player and transfer their data somewhere else.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Winter Update - Save Data Transfer

January update information

The next free update is scheduled to launch in Late January, according to the official ACNH Winter Update video by Nintendo.