Let the festivities begin! I’ll bring the mistletoe if you’ll bring the wine!!!
That can only mean one thing. Yes, it’s time to be naughty or nice as Santa Griffin Is Coming To Town.
3rd January at 3PM PST
I’m travelling at this time, making festive visits to family and friends in the frozen North but I’ll bring you the information as quick as I can.
CURRENT APP VERSION
There seems a lot going on but of an overwhelming event area but just sit back with an eggnog whilst I try to help you through all the event fog.
Apart from this you’ll find Santa has left us 6 new patches of land to the right hand side of town.
I’m not personally experiencing any with the Christmas update on IOS, but seeing lot comments of upgrade issues on Android and no event as yet on Facebook.
Also lots comments about crashing. I thought issue was my sketchy wifi but looks like it may be event related.
If you are having any other issues let me know in the comments.
The Santa Pause
And here’s a snippet to get you started.
Santa Is On Vacation
Learn About The Quahog Shopping Centre
Check out Santa’s Wishlist
Infomercial Salesman are here!
Visa Santa For Advice – repair Willie Stockes in the event area
Learn About Shopping
Clear 1 Informercial Salesman
Get 1 Glass Of Eggnog
Go Shopping At The Seen On Tubes Store
Marcus Skidmore (Costume): 250 Clams, has 4hr task to clear Informercial Salesmen
Should I Buy – Fun new character that will really help you get moving quickly through the first week of the event. But I think he’s one of these buys that is down to whether you find the character amusing or not, he’s not an impulse buy. So if the character makes you smile, then bring him to your town, if he doesn’t wait to see what comes later.
Willie Stokes (Character): You’ll be directed to place him for unlocking at Pt 2 of the main Questline The Santa Pause. Can shop at the At Seen On Tubes StoreThe character itself is NOT timed but there is a 40 Clam Reward if yo can unlock him within 7 days of repairing him.
19 Vodka (Always): as Seen On Tube Store
32 Dirty Beard (Common): Mort Stock Discount Santa Beards, Flow Holistic Clinic
21 XXL Underwear (Common): Bruce Wax Santas, But Wait! There’s More Buffet
134 Charity Buckets (Always): Complete tasks on Santa’s Wishlist
12 Bank Deposits (Rare): Joe Buy Christmas Presents, I Smash Cut Salad Bar
Santa Griffin (Costume): You’ll trigger the Side Questline to starting creating him at Al’s at Pt 1 of the main Questline The Santa Pause. Can shop at the At Seen On Tubes Store
11 Fake Beard (Common): Clear Informescial Salesman
18 Sleigh Bells (Common): As Seen On Tubes Store, Suck and Cut Salon
12 Huge Sack (Uncommon): Bonnie Search For Christmas Decorations, She-Atsu Massagers
13 Santa Hat (Unommon): Quagmire Buy Sexy Santa Costume, Jerome Decorae The Bar
North Pole Credit Union – 250 Drops 14x Clams every 24 hours until 4th January. (Now one thing that’s crucial is you must remember to collect promptly every 24hrs, you’ll need manually tap it to collect as Consuela’s Vaccuum does NOT collect from it automatically. So set a timer and make sure to collect those clams every 24hrs).
Should I buy – If you’ve clams sitting BUY, BUY, BUY the North Pole Credit Union!!! And as soon as possible to maximise the clam profit you can make from this.
***The other Buildings for this Phase can be found in the The Quahog Shopping Centre – you’ll find full details in that section below***
Eggnog Stand – 100 Drops 1x Eggnog every 10 hours.
Should I buy – I’d have said snap it up at 50 clams but at a 100 think carefully. If you’ve bought Marcus you likely won’t need this, as he’ll get you extra Eggnog. This is a tiny 2×2 decoration that is only a must buy if you’ve no time to dedicate to playing but plenty money to spend.
Holiday Reindeer – 80 Presents
Presents (Always) – Get from the Oh Christmas Tree
Eggnog (Always) – Get from clearing Infomercial Salesmen, Eggnog Stand, Some tasks on Santa Wishlist
Remote Control (Always): Shop at the Seen On Tubes Store
Red Ornament (Uncommon): Get from clearing Infomercial Salesmen
There are 5 places of interest here:
1: As Seen On Tubes Store
2: Quahog Shopping Centre
3: Willie Stokes
4: Oh Christmas Tree
5: Blitzen’s Bar
1: AS SEEN ON TUBES STORE
This is where you send you characters Christnas shopping. It’s quite simple, you just tap on the building and you’ll see the shopping screen.
But remember you can’t shop until you’ve collected 1 Eggnog. Once you have one tap Shop to bring up the Character selection screen. But notice to the left of the image above that the store isn’t always available, it closes for 4 hours periods. So you can only send characters shopping when the “OPEN” sign is showing. If the Shop is open the Character shopping screen will look like this.
Simply tap on SELECT to choose the Character, at first you’ll only have Lois showing as available as you work toward unlocking Santa Griffin and Willie Stokes. Once you’ve selected your character or characters, yes you can select more than one once available, simply tap SHOP.
Eggnog (Always): Get from clearing Infomercial Salesmen, Eggnog Stand, Some tasks on Santa Wishlist
Task Time: 2 hours
Chance Payout: This is per Character sent for up to 2 characters, however if you send all 3 characters you will get 5 of each item.
1 Remote Control (Always)
1 Sleigh Bell (Chance)
1 Vodka (Always)
Now there is a little twist to this, I mentioned it briefly above and it is that you can only shop whilst the store is open, this is initially for 8 hours before it closes for 4 hours, then you simply need to wait for it to reopen or speed up the process with clams. So try to utilise the time it’s open wisely and build up Eggnog whilst it’s closed.
2: THE QUAHOG SHOPPING CENTRE
Here is where you will trade the Presents you collect from under the Oh Christmas Tree to buy Buildings & Decorations to use to further your game play in the Event.
Here are the items you can unlock during Week One…
She-Atsu Massages: Chance Drop of 2 Huge Savks every 6hrs
Cost~ 15 Presents
Suck and Cut Salon: Chance Drop of 2 Sleigh Bells every 6hrs
Nose Flow Holistic Clinic: Chance Drop of 2 Dirty Beards every 4hrs
Cost~ 78 Presents
Smash Cut Salad Bar: Chance Drop of 2 Bank Deposits Token every 4hrs
Cost~ 230 Presents
But Wait! There’s More Buffet: Chance Drop of 2 XXL Underwear every 3hrs
Cost~ 223 Presents
3: WILLIE STOKES
Willie Stokes is the Christmas attraction to unlock this week. You’ll find full details in the Characters section.
4: OH XMAS TREE
The centre piece of the Christmas event and the all important source of the event currency, Presents. Now I know at first the tree looks rather sad and the whole mechanism is confusing but it’s not that bad. What we will be doing is upgrading the tree as the event goes on. As we upgrade the tree it will not only change in appearance but drop us more and more Presents to use to progress through the event.
So click on your Christmas Tree and you’ll see it’s current level, it’s current payout rates, and of course the cost and rewards if you upgrade it to the next level. I’ve marked these on the image above.
But to put it simply, the Oh Christmas Tree currently can be upgraded to Leel 5 and here’s what it will cost and more important what you’ll collect Present wise at each level. And remember it’s fun to watch as the Christmas Tree start to look merrier as you upgrade.
Oh Christmas Tree Level: 1
Drops: 4 Presents every hour
Capacity: 8 Presents
Cost to Upgrade to Oh Christmas Tree Level 2: 2 Red Ornaments
Oh Christmas Tree Level: 2
Drops: 8 Presents every hour
Capacity: 16 Presents
Cost to Upgrade to Oh Christmas Tree Level 3: 4 Red Ornaments
Oh Christmas Tree Level: 3
Drops: 16 Presents every hour
Capacity: 32 Presents
Cost to Upgrade to Oh Christmas Tree Level 4: 5 Red Ornaments
Oh Christmas Tree Level: 4
Drops: 24 Presents every hour
Cost to Upgrade to Oh Christmas Tree Level 2: 8 Red Ornaments
Oh Christmas Tree Level: 5
Drops: 32 Presents every hour
Capacity: 64 Presents
The upgrade material is Red Ornaments.
Red Ornament (Uncommon): Get from clearing Infomercial Salesmen
Youll know you’ve Presnts to collect when you see a tiny Present symbol above you Oh Christmas Tree.
But again there’s a twist, in fact there’s 2. Firstly the Oh Christmas Tree will stop dropping once it reaches its capacity, so it simply doesn’t drop all day and all night without attention from us. We need collect Presents for more to drop. The Level 1 capacity is 8 Presents, so basically it drops 4 Presnts and hour so after 2 hours it won’t produce anymore until you collect the 8 already available.
The second twist is you can only hold so many presents in storage at a time, the base level is 40, so once you’ve build up 40 Presents you can’t collect any others, in order to hold more you’ll need to upgrade your Blitzen’s Bar which I’ll talk about next.
5 BLITZEN’s BAR
This is where you store all those Presents you’ve collected before you spend them wisely. You can see you current storage either on your Present counter icon at the top of your screen or by tapping on Blitzen’s Bar.
Basically at base Level you can only hold 40 Presnts in storage, this means you can’t collect more until you spend those.youll know the Presents waiting to be collected will take you over your storage amount when the icon turns red, you then need upgrade or spend Presents to collect more.
Now Level 1 with its 40 storage is fine for unlocking the first 2 items in the Quahog Shopping Centre, but once you hit the 3rd that costs 79 Presents you need to be able to hold more, and upgrading your Blitzen’s Bar lets you do just is. So tap on it and you’ll see you current and upgrade storage, along with the upgrade cost.
But to put it simply, the Blitzen’s Bar currently can be upgraded to Leel 5 and here’s what it will costs and more important what you’ll increase your storage to at each level.
Blitzen’s Bar Level: 1
Total Present Storage: 40
Cost to Upgrade to Blitzen’s Bar Level 2: 3 Remote Controls
Blitzen’s Bar Level: 2
Total Present Storage: 80
Cost to Upgrade to Blitzen’s Bar Level 3: 4 Remote Controls
Blitzen’s Bar Level: 3
Total Present Storage: 120
Cost to Upgrade to Blitzen’s Bar Level 4: 4 Remote Controls
Blitzen’s Bar Level: 4
Total Present Storage: 240
Cost to Upgrade to Blitzen’s Bar Level 5: 6 Remote Controls
Blitzen’s Bar Level: 5
Total Present Storage: 320
The upgrade material is Remote Controls.
Remote Control (Always): Shop at the Seen On Tubes Store
You will trigger them and learn about them at Part 3 of the main Questline The Santa Pause. You will find them wandering your sidewalks and you will need to use a Character to clear them.
Basically to clear them Tap on a Infomercial Salesnan that’s wandering around, this will bring up details of the Character needed to clear them, it will also show you the rewards.
Simply tap on SELECT to choose the Character and put them on task to clear the Casino Worker. But as you can see you can’t do anything until you unlock Impersonator Peter.
Task Time: 4hrs
1 Eggnog (Always)
1 Fake Beard (Chance)
1 Red Ornament(Chance)
Spawn: A few times a day up to a MAX of 8 at a time on your game play screen
Think of this as a “CHECK LIST” of items you will unlock, tasks you will perform, or things you will need to do to help earn Charity Buckets and all sorts of other items for the Event. There’s also a Clam reward achievement linked to unlocking Willie Stokes within 7 days.
You can get to the current Achievements Check List Screen by tapping on the Santa’s Wishlist Icon in the lower right corner of the game screen.
Once you complete an Achievement, just tap on “CLAIM” button next to it to gain your reward. Be vigilant on collecting rewards in order you trigger the subsequent task.
To go quickly to location of Achievement you need to complete, tap on the “GO” icon next to it.
Here is the list of what I currently see in my game for this Weeks Santa’s Wishlist (as you clear one or progress through Main Questline, another will appear)…
Oh Christnas Tree
Shop Til You Drop
But Wait! There’s More
Fear The Beard
WEEKLY PRIZE: If you complete 18 of the first weeks Achievement Tasks on Santa’s Wishlist you will unlock the Weekly Prize. This weeks prize is an the Swole Pole Strip Club.
There you have the overall basics to get you started through the first week of the New Event. Where are you so far? Anything particular you like the most? Suggestions or tips to fellow players? Let us know.