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

Gemma Le Conte
4 November 2020

Raptor Claus is coming to townnnn!

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.

Let's take a look back and what came previously and what might this time.

We will continue to update this article as more information is revealed.

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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

No release date has been confirmed yet and we'll be sure to keep you in the loop when it does.

Below you can find a list of the previous start and end dates for the event.

  • December 22, 2015 - January 5, 2016
  • December 23, 2016 - December 30, 2016
  • December 18, 2018 - January 7, 2019
  • December 17, 2019 - January 7, 2020

From previous release dates, it's likely that this year's event will start sometime in the third or fourth week of December.

The end date will probably be set for the first week of January.

Give us some news Studio Wildcard, we're still patiently waiting!


Below you can find a list of the items that came to ARK in last year's holiday event.

As well as these, Chibi-Pets were added, you can find out more about them further down.

  • Candy Cane Club Skin
  • Caroling Emote
  • Christmas Bola Skin
  • Coal
  • Dino Ornament Swim Bottom Skin
  • Dino Ornament Swim Top Skin
  • Dino Santa Hat Skin
  • Felt Reindeer Antlers Skin
  • Festive Dino Candy
  • Gift Box
  • Gray-Ball Winter Beanie Skin
  • Happy Clap Emote
  • Holiday Lights
  • Holiday Stocking
  • Holiday Tree
  • Jerboa Wreath Swim Bottom Skin
  • Jerboa Wreath Swim Top Skin
  • Megaloceros Reindeer Costume
  • Mistletoe
  • Nutcracker Dance Emote
  • Nutcracker Slingshot Skin
  • Purple-Ball Winter Beanie Skin
  • Red-Ball Winter Beanie Skin
  • Santa Hat Skin
  • Snowman
  • Ugly Bronto Sweater Skin
  • Ugly Carno Sweater Skin
  • Ugly Chibi Sweater Skin


Most chibis are only obtainable from Presents which are dropped by Raptor Claus.

Otherwise, you can get them from the regular Gacha Crystals which GachaClaus drops.

Some Chibi types can only be obtained one of the two but not the other.

Chibi-Pets count a cosmetic item. They can be equipped in the off-hand slot.

Once equipped the Chibi will follow the player around, behind and to the left of them.

When the player sits on a mount, the Chibi will actually sit in their lap and will also sit nearby when they go to sleep.

They can be levelled by killing Alpha Predators whilst they are equipped.

Level them five times, each level will boost your maximum level by one.

  • Chibi-Allosaurus
  • Chibi-Ankylosaurus
  • Chibi-Argentavis
  • Chibi-Baryonyx
  • Chibi-Bloodstalker
  • Chibi-Brontosaurus
  • Chibi-Carbonemys
  • Chibi-Carno
  • Chibi-Castroides
  • Chibi-Daeodon
  • Chibi-Direwolf
  • Chibi-Doedicurus
  • Chibi-Equus
  • Chibi-Ferox (Large)
  • Chibi-Ferox (Small)
  • Chibi-Gasbag
  • Chibi-Giganotosaurus
  • Chibi-Gigantopithecus
  • Chibi-Iguanodon
  • Chibi-Kentrosaurus
  • Chibi-Magmasaur
  • Chibi-Mammoth
  • Chibi-Megalania
  • Chibi-Megaloceros
  • Chibi-Megatherium
  • Chibi-Moschops
  • Chibi-Oviraptor
  • Chibi-Ovus
  • Chibi-Paraceratherium
  • Chibi-Parasaur
  • Chibi-Phiomia
  • Chibi-Phoenix
  • Chibi-Procoptodon
  • Chibi-Pteranodon
  • Chibi-Pulmonoscorpius
  • Chibi-Quetzal
  • Chibi-Raptor
  • Chibi-Reaper
  • Chibi-Rex
  • Chibi-Rhino
  • Chibi-Rock Drake
  • Chibi-Rock Golem
  • Chibi-Rollrat
  • Chibi-Sabertooth
  • Chibi-Snow Owl
  • Chibi-Spino
  • Chibi-Stego
  • Chibi-Tapejara
  • Chibi-Terror Bird
  • Chibi-Therizino
  • Chibi-Thylacoleo
  • Chibi-Trike
  • Chibi-Wyvern
  • Chibi-Yutyrannus

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!

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

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