Feast of Winter Veil World Event Guide (December 16 – January 2)

The Feast of Winter Veil is a holiday in World of Warcraft, inspired by winter festivities around the world. It is themed around wrapping and gifting presents, helping the Greatfather Winter, dressing up in festive clothes, and defeating the Abominable Greench. You can also bake some cookies and make eggnog!

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The fine folks of Smokywood Pastures aren’t letting a little thing like a shattered sky and ominous portents get in the way of spreading holiday cheer - or gaining a bit of profit. Winter Veil has begun in Azeroth, and with it come all the fripperies, fineries, and delectable comestibles of the holiday.

When: December 16 - January 2
Where: Initial holiday quests can be found in Orgrimmar and Ironforge, but festive decorations can be found throughout the world.

Winter Veil 2023 Holiday Updates

Winter Veil 2023 brings 1 new drake manuscript, 3 new toys and 2 new achievements:

Winter Veil 2023 Gifts

The Winter Veil 2023 gifts are the Junior Timekeeper's Racing Belt and the Winter Veil Socks toys.

Gift Required Level Holiday Items

Ticking Present

10

Schematic: Snowmaster 9000, Plans: Edge of Winter, Pattern: Gloves of the Greatfather, Formula: Enchant Weapon - Winter's Might, Recipe: Elixir of Frost Power, Pattern: Green Holiday Shirt, Preserved Holly, Mechanical Greench

Gaily Wrapped Present

10

Green Helper Box, Red Helper Box, Jingling Bell, Snowman Kit

Festive Gift

10

Wand of Holiday Cheer

Winter Veil Gift

10

Junior Timekeeper's Racing Belt

Gently Shaken Gift

10

Winter Veil Socks

Carefully Wrapped Present

1

Warm Red Woolen Socks, Warm Green Woolen Socks, Warm Blue Woolen Socks, Winter Veil Cookie, "Merry Munchkin" Costume

Drakewatcher Manuscript

Mounts

You can buy the Savage Gift from Izzy Hollyfizzle for 5 Merry Supplies. To obtain those supplies, complete the 4 daily quests from Pizzle (Horde) or Almie (Alliance) in your Draenor Garrison.

Pets

The following pets can be found in the Stolen Present, the reward for completing the daily quest You're a Mean One... (Orgrimmar) / You're a Mean One... (Ironforge).

The following pet can be purchased from Toy Vendors in major cities.

The following pet can be captured through pet battling in the Snow Globe in Orgrimmar and Ironforge.

The following pet can be found in Snow Mound throughout the Frostfire Ridge.

/way #525 42.8 27.3 Snow Mound
/way #525 43.2 27.8 Snow Mound
/way #525 43.9 28.0 Snow Mound
/way #525 44.1 25.9 Snow Mound
/way #525 44.4 26.5 Snow Mound
/way #525 45.0 26.2 Snow Mound
/way #525 45.3 26.7 Snow Mound
/way #525 45.8 25.8 Snow Mound
/way #525 45.8 26.6 Snow Mound
/way #525 47.0 27.0 Snow Mound
/way #525 47.0 28.5 Snow Mound
/way #525 47.4 28.2 Snow Mound
/way #525 47.6 27.6 Snow Mound

Toys

The following toys can be found in the Stolen Present, the reward for completing the daily quest You're a Mean One... (Orgrimmar) / You're a Mean One... (Ironforge).

Rockin' Rolling Racer - Toy Screenshots

Transmog

Winter Garb

Winter Garb is a transmog set that is composed out of:

Three of these items are required for the achievement 'Tis the Season.

Pepe's Greatfather Winter Costume

To unlock Pepe's Greatfather Winter Costume (A Tiny Winter Hat) you have to interact with Greatfather Pepe, which can be found sitting on the Smokeywoods Pastures cart in Orgrimmar and Ironforge during the Feast of Winter Veil World Event.

If you want to unlock more of its appearances, check our guide to Pepe's Costumes.

Recipes

Players with specific professions will receive a mail from Greatfather Winter which will include a recipe. These recipes can also be purchased from the Smokywood Pastures vendors.

Some other recipes are available as drops from either the Smokywood Pastures Special Gift which you can get for saving Metzen, or from the Ticking Present:

Weapon Illusions

Both of these weapon illusions have a chance to drop from the Smokywood Pastures Special Gift and the Stolen Present.

Achievements

Merrymaker

To obtain the Merrymaker meta achievement from the Winter Veil World Event (required for What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been), you will need to complete the following achievements.

To complete this achievement you are required to complete the quest You're a Mean One... (Orgrimmar) / You're a Mean One... (Ironforge).

The Wondervolt machines can be found at major cities. The effect has an expiry and will be removed upon death, so you may need to refresh this regularly between battles.

  • Scrooge (Horde) - Throw a snowball at Baine Bloodhoof during the Feast of Winter Veil.
  • Scrooge (Alliance) - Throw a snowball at Muradin Bronzebeard during the Feast of Winter Veil.

Snowball can be either bought from any Winter Veil vendor or looted from the holiday event areas in Dun Morogh, Hillsbrad Foothills or Winterspring. Baine can be found in Thunder Bluff, and Muradin can be found in Ironforge.

  • Fa-la-la-la-Ogri'la - Complete the Bomb Them Again! quest while mounted on a flying reindeer during the Feast of Winter Veil.

You can transform your mount into a festive reindeer by using:
- Fresh Holly, obtained by /kiss'ing a Winter Reveler (this can be done once per hour).
- Preserved Holly obtained from the quest A Ticking Present.

  • 'Tis the Season - During the Feast of Winter Veil, wear 3 pieces of winter clothing and eat Graccu's Mince Meat Fruitcake.

To get this achievement you will have to equip three of the following items:

To complete this achievement you are required to complete the quest chain beginning with You're a Mean One... (Orgrimmar) / You're a Mean One... (Ironforge).

  • Let It Snow - During the Feast of Winter Veil, use a Handful of Snowflakes on each of the race/class combinations listed below:

- Orc Death Knight
- Tauren Shaman
- Undead Rogue
- Gnome Mage
- Blood Elf Warlock
- Human Warrior
- Night Elf Druid
- Troll Hunter
- Dwarf Paladin
- Draenei Priest

  • Holiday Bromance (Horde) - Use Mistletoe on the Horde "Brothers" during the Feast of Winter Veil.

- Brother Keltan in Icecrown
- Brother Malach in Undercity
- Durkot Wolfbrother in Borean Tundra

  • Holiday Bromance (Alliance) - Use Mistletoe on the Alliance "Brothers" during the Feast of Winter Veil.

- Brother Benjamin in Stormwind
- Brother Cassius in Stormwind
- Brother Crowley in Stormwind
- Brother Joshua in Stormwind
- Brother Kristoff in Stormwind
- Brother Karman in Dustwallow Marsh
- Brother Nimetz in Northern Stranglethorn
- Brother Wilhelm in Elwynn Forest

Mistletoe can be obtained from Winter Reveler by /kiss'ing them. This can be done once per hour.

  • The Winter Veil Gourmet - During the Feast of Winter Veil, use your culinary expertise to produce a Gingerbread Cookie, Winter Veil Egg Nog and Hot Apple Cider.
  • A Frosty Shake - During the Feast of Winter Veil, use your Winter Veil Disguise kit to become a snowman and then dance with another snowman in Dalaran.

This achievement is required to be completed in Northrend Dalaran.

Other Winter Veil Achievements

The locations to visit are: Darnassus, Ironforge, Stormwind and The Exodar.

The locations to visit are: Orgrimmar, Thunder Bluff, Silvermoon City and Undercity.

  • BB King (Horde) - Pelt the Alliance leaders listed.
  • BB King (Alliance) - Pelt the Horde leaders listed.

You will need to obtain a Red Rider Air Rifle, either from a toy vendor found in major cities, or by looting it from a Stolen Present.

  • Crashin' & Thrashin' - Gain 25 crashes with your Crashin' Thrashin' Racer during the Feast of Winter Veil.

You can do this achievement with any of the Crashin' Thrashin' Racer Toys.

  • Iron Armada - Collect all five toys that are part of the Crashin' Thrashin' "Iron Armada" set.

Here's how to obtain the toys:

You can also purchase the last 4 toys from the Auction House.

  • The Danger Zone - Shoot down another player's Crashin' Thrashin' Flyer with yours.

Crashin' Thrashin' Flyer Controller has a chance to drop from the Stolen Present.

  • Rock n' Roll - Use Lightning Nitro while listening to Rockin' Tunes in your Rockin' Rollin' Racer.

Rockin' Rollin' Racer Customizer 19.9.3 has a chance to drop from the Stolen Present.

  • The More You Know* - Catch 100 falling stars, using the 2022 Vintage Winter Veil gift, Falling Star Catcher.

The Falling Star Catcher and the Falling Star Flinger toys are the 2022 Winter Veil Gifts, and now drop from the Stolen Present.

Simply group up with a friend and use the toys to fling stars and catch them.

  • Junior Racing Champion - Became a legendary racer and course maker using the Junior Timekeeper's Racing Belt.

Junior Timekeeper's Racing Belt is the 2023 Winter Veil Gift.

  • Find a player interested in the achievement, invite them to your group, and then head to a clear area.
  • Use the toy Junior Timekeeper's Racing Belt, mount up and tell the other player to follow you.
  • Fly and place rings until you get 30 stacks of Course Tracer and until they get 30 stacks of Course Racer.
  • After that just swap places, fly through rings until you have 30 stacks of the other buff and you'll both get the achievement.

Note: Currently, the achievement can be cheesed by just doing it on the ground (without flying) and having the other player /follow you.

Feats of Strength

Achievement Year Gift

Catch Me If You Can!

2023

Junior Timekeeper's Racing Belt

To Catch Falling Stars

2022

Falling Star Catcher

Rockin' Rollin' Racer

2021

Rockin' Rollin' Racer Customizer 19.9.3

Flying Festivities

2020

Wreath-A-Rang

Crashin' Splashin'

2019

Crashin' Thrashin' Juggernaught and Crashin' Thrashin' Battleship

At Least You're Being Careful

2018

Toy Armor Set and Toy Armor Set

Don't Play With That In The House

2017

Toy Weapon Set and Toy Weapon Set

Brr... It's Cold in Here

2016

Endothermic Blaster

Crashin' Thrashin' Flamer

2015

Crashin' Thrashin' Flamer Controller

Crashin' Thrashin' Shredder

2014

Crashin' Thrashin' Shredder Controller

Crashin' Thrashin' Flyer

2013

Crashin' Thrashin' Flyer Controller

They're Both Footballs?

2012

The Pigskin and Special Edition Foot Ball

Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater

2011

Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater

MiniZep Controller

2010

MiniZep Controller

Red Rider Air Rifle

2009

Red Rider Air Rifle

Crashin' Thrashin' Racer

2008

Crashin' Thrashin' Racer Controller

Clockwork Rocket Bot

2007

Clockwork Rocket Bot