Traditional New Year’s Food
From December On the 26th and ending on the 31st, you can order several items from Shopping nearby. Visit supplier Nook Inc., or use the app on your phone if you have it, then navigate to Special Merchandise, then the Seasonal tab.
Here you will find several traditional New Year celebratory dishes:
If it’s New Years Eve then Resident Services will be closed and you will need to use the Shopping nearby app on your phone to purchase these items. If you don’t already have the app, you will need to time travel one day earlier to order them.
To use the Light Stick, equip it as a tool, then hold A to wave it!
Tom nook‘s stall: silk hats and poppers
The second set of items that you can only get on New Years Eve. For the whole day, Tom nook will take care of a cart outside Resident Services, where it will sell two types of items: New Year’s silk hats and poppers.
Silk hats are the main exclusive item and are available December 31 only. They come in four colors: orange, yellow, blue, and aqua (also known as cyan) and cost 500 bells each. You can buy as many as you want and in any color.
If you talk to your villager on December 31 before 11:50 p.m. or so, if you wear one of these hats, they’ll realize they haven’t put one on!
The second item is Party Poppers. These cost 300 bells for a pack of five (a much better deal than Nook’s Cranny), and they are the same as those distributed on Fireworks Day. Equip one, then press A to trigger them! You can also hold an entire stack, allowing you to trigger them in quick succession.
Unlike silk hats, Party Poppers are available after New Years: you can buy them in the closet Nook’s Cranny at any time of the year.
New Year’s Day: Mom’s Art
On the first day after New Years Eve (aka New Years Day), check your mailbox for a gift sent by your mom in the game. It’s a piece of cross stitch landscape art!
New Year’s Day: traditional New Years items
Also available on New Years Day until the 15th January are seven other New Years items (you can only order five items per day, which means you may need to purchase them over two days). The elements are:
- Celebration Arch 2021 (2021 bells)
- Olivier salad (Russian, 1000 bells)
- Zodiac Ox figurine (Asian, 1600 bells)
- Kagamimochi (Japanese, 1800 bells)
- Kadomatsu (Japanese, 2580 bells)
- New Year’s Shimekazari (Japanese, 2000 bells)
- Yut nori (South Korean, 1300 bells)