08 Apr 2021 8:27 AM +00:00

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How To Unlock Toy Day

New Horizons just released its annual seasonal update, and this one appears to be the last major update of the year.

The Winter Update implemented loads of content for players to check out and to fill the void between now and the next event.

Of course, with the holiday season fastly approaching, many of us are looking ahead to Toy Day.

The special day is coming to New Horizons soon.

Now, Nintendo has noted how to unlock the event! 

Here's how.




In the lead up to the 24th of December, which is when Toy Day is going to go live for players all over the world. 

Nintendo has gone ahead and noted the way players will be able to unlock the event. 

They unfortunately have released the information in Japanese only, but animalcrossingworld.com has gone ahead and detailed the steps in English. 

Software Update Version 1.6.0

Check if the software version is ‘Ver.1.6.0’ by pressing the + Button to access options from the HOME Menu.

Link Accounts

It is not necessary to link all users, and it is OK if any one of the users playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons is linked to a Nintendo Account.

Complete Resident Services

All elements of the event can be enjoyed with the Resident Services building renovated. Even if Resident Services is completed on the day of December 24th, the event will still occur.


Date and Time

Since the in-game time of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is linked to the date and time of the Nintendo Switch itself, the event will not occur if the date and time is other than December 24, 2020.


If the version displayed on the title screen is “1.6.0c“, the event will start. After reaching “1.6.0c“, no internet connection is required.


This should unlock the event for you when it goes live on the 24th of December. 

As well, we hope that if you did not get access to the Turkey Day event, you will not have any problems with this event.