Your farm has been selected to host this year’s National Ice Carving Expo (N.I.C.E.). Time to show off those amazing ice carving skills, and roll out the welcome mats for all the “nice” people!
If you are at least level 12, you will see a pop-up inviting you to the Winter Ice Festival Event! You will need to force close the game to see the update, which means to clear it from your mobile device’s memory. You may even need to reboot your device.
Start off the quests by visiting the Crystal Plaza, located behind Eagle Eye Eddie’s airplane. The Event HQ, decorated with Ice Sculptures and stacks of Ice Blocks, is where you earn Artistry points, and display the leaderboard.
The Winter Ice Festival Event starts on 11/30/2016. It has 2 stages, giving you a total of 12 days to compete with players for the top leaderboard position and complete the Winter Ice Festival quests.
The top 5 players at the end of each stage get to earn the exclusive Snow Fox Farm Hand. Those ending up in the Silver tier will get Gold Stamps, Padlocks, and Keys, while players in the Bronze tier will get Silver Stamps, Padlocks, and Golden Gloves!
The 2nd Stage will start on 12/06/2016, giving you another shot to win the Snow Fox as a Farm Hand. If you have won the Snow Fox from the first stage, this stage will give you the chance to upgrade her to a Cozy Snow Fox.
Note: You will only be able to earn one of the rewards, not all three! Your rank on the last day of the event determines the reward you will receive!
The Crystal Plaza is located behind Eagle Eye Eddie. You will see 3 orders at a time that either can be harvested (crops), or crafted. Each item requested will have a different timer to allow you time to get the items needed.
Tip: Check the Farm Stand often to see if your friends are selling what you need.
Boosts: Gold and Silver Torches
You can boost the amount of Style points by 50% for coins, or by 100% with keys. There will be a timer once a boost is activated and a short cool-down period when you can buy another boost. Boosts will last 1 hour, and you can only select one boost at a time. (prices subject to change based on level)
The second tab will show you the leaderboard that you are in. Not everyone you know will be in the same leaderboard. The leaderboard tab will tell you which prize category you are currently in (Gold, Silver, or Bronze). You can also see how you rank among your friends. To be fair to all, you will be in a leaderboard with others of the same level.
You will see 3 different rewards that are broken into tiers. If you are in the top (Gold) portion of your leaderboard on the final day of the event, you will get the exclusive Snow Fox Farm Hand. If you are in the middle tier (Silver) at the end of the event, you will receive 2 Gold Stamps, 2 Padlocks and 10 Keys. The lowest tier (Bronze) will reward you with 1 Silver Stamp, a Padlock, and 5 Golden Gloves. Now, for the very first time, participants will earn 5 Coffee Cups and 5 Chocolate Chips in the first phase, and 1,000 Coins in the second phase. You will only receive one of the rewards at the end, not all three.
Temporary Place of Interest: Glacial Court
Across the road from the Event HQ is the Glacial Court. You can send up to 4 Farm Hands here to get Event items such as Coffee Cups, Chocolate Chips, and Small Logs.
New item needed and where to locate it:
Coffee Cups: Glacial Court, Grandma’s Glade, Prized Cow, and Prized Chicken
Chocolate Chips: Glacial Court, Merryweather Mine, Prized Pig, Prized Reindeer, and Prized Sheep
Small Logs: Glacial Court, Pappy’s Pond, the Cove, Mallard Mill, Prized Horse, and Prized Goat
Tip: Crafted items that need these ingredients will be worth higher Artistry points! Make sure to have plenty of these items to help you move up on the leaderboard!
Temporary Farm Hand: Pepper Penguin and Ice Artiste Isabelle
Purchase the ice-exploring Pepper Penguin, and/or Ice Artiste Isabelle to help you during the Winter Ice Festival Event. They will help you find the needed rare event items, and will leave your farm once the event ends.
Ice Carving 1 of 6
- Send Farm Hands to Glacier Court
- Use a Boost to speed ahead
- Earn 25 Artistry Points
Ice Carving 2 of 6
- Collect 2 Coffee Cups
- Gather 2 Chocolate Chips
- Gather 6 Eggs
Ice Carving 3 of 6
- Make 2 Warm Cookies
- Bake 3 Mint Brownies
- Make 2 Hot Chocolate
Ice Carving 4 of 6
- Make 3 Egg Nog
- Heat up 5 Warm Milk
- Make 3 Hot Cider
Ice Carving 5 of 6
- Fulfill 8 Event Orders
- Earn 750 Artistry Points
- Use 2 more Boosts to speed ahead
Ice Carving 6 of 6
- Make 8 Warm Gloves
- Make 6 Chisels
- Craft 4 Wooden Mallets