ARK Christmas Event 2020: Winter Wonderland Release Date, Items, Chibi-Pets, Raptor Claus, GachaClaus And More

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ARK is pretty active when it comes to events in-game.

Take the Fear Evolved event as an example.


As the year comes to a close the devs bring holiday celebration to players.

This event is named Winter Wonderland, this year will be number five.

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ARK Winter Wonderland 5

Winter Wonderland is a Christmas-themed seasonal event.


This event brings new items, pets, the Raptor Claus and MachaClaus.

Release Date

ARK Winter Wonderland 5 will be live from the 17th of December until the 7th of January.


  • 2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation)
  • 2X Player XP
  • 2X Harvesting

Event Creatures

Raptor Claus


Raptor Claus is a Raptor dressed as Santa flying over ARK maps, dropping gifts for Survivors.

He many things including Mistletoe and Coal which can be used in a Cooking Pot to make Winter Wonderland items.

Items like Mistletoe and Coal can be given to GachaClaus which can create presents with Chibi-Pets inside.


You can put Mistletoe or Coal in GachaClaus' inventory, he will then sit and eat it.

Crystals will grow on his back and eventually drop off, collect them.

Consume them in your inventory and you may get a special gift!


Event Chibis

  • Shinehorn *NEW*
  • Featherlight *NEW*
  • Glowtail *NEW*
  • Bulbdog *NEW*
  • Top-hat Kairuku *NEW*
  • Reindeer *NEW*
  • Gacha Claus *NEW*

Event Skins

  • Rex Sweater Skin *NEW*
  • Carolers Sweater Skin *NEW*
  • Bulbdog Sweater Skin *NEW*
  • Blue Winter Beanie *NEW*
  • Purple Winter Beanie *NEW*
  • Green Winter Beanie *NEW*
  • Male and Female Noglin Swimsuit Skin *NEW*
  • Male and Female Yeti Swimsuit Skin *NEW*
  • Candy Cane Club Skin
  •  Christmas Bola Skin
  •  Nutcracker Slingshot Skin
  •  Dino Ornament Swim Bottom Skin
  •  Dino Ornament Swim Top Skin
  •  Jerboa Wreath Swim Bottom Skin
  •  Jerboa Wreath Swim Top Skin
  •  Ugly Bronto Sweater Skin
  •  Ugly Carno Sweater Skin
  •  Ugly Chibi Sweater Skin
  •  Gray Winter Beanie Skin
  •  Purple Winter Beanie Skin
  •  Red Winter Beanie Skin
  •  Felt Reindeer Antlers Skin
  •  Santa Hat Skin

Event Items

  •  Festive Dino Candy
  •  Holiday Lights
  •  Holiday Stocking
  •  Holiday Tree
  •  Gift Box
  •  Snowman
  •  Wreath

Wild Creature Colours

  • Jade *NEW*
  • PineGreen *NEW*
  • SpruceGreen *NEW*
  • DarkMagenta *NEW*
  • Glacial *NEW*
  • PowderBlue *NEW*
  • Teal *NEW*
  • DarkViolet *NEW*
  • Red
  • Green
  • Light Grey
  • Light Red
  • Dark Green
  • Dark Red
  • Dino Light Red
  • Dino Light Green
  • Dino Medium Green
  • Dino Albino
  • NearWhite

We will be updating this piece as more information is revealed so be sure to check back.