The Christmas Costume Event Phase 3 Overview

It’s time for another adventure as a new event has come to Quahog.

Event Page

Click here to be taken to the event page where you’ll find links to every event post.


12th January 2022 at 4PM UTC)

You can see the countdown timer for the event and other details by clicking on the Event Info Icon at the bottom of your screen.


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GAME announcements

It’s snowing


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Main questline

Last Christmas


Santa Death’s Best Reindeer (Character):  Costs 270   Clams. Drops Snowballs, Anti Aircraft Missiles & Flamethrowers

Santa Death (Character):Drops Snowballs & Holy Christmas Ornaments
17 Naughty List (Common): Get from Herbert,  Santa Death’s Photo Stall
15 Whips (Always): Get from Death’s Sleigh
12 Reindeer Treats (Rare): Get from Dr Hartman, Eccentric Billionaire Quagmire, Christmas Dog House 
27 Santa Hats (Always): Get from attacking Santa Death Boss
35 Ghostly Gifts (Common): Get from clearing Crazed Shopper

You’ll earn 1 Quahog Historical Society Trophy for fully unlocking.


Christmas Ornament Shrine – 199  Drops 2 Holy Christmas Ornaments every 24hrs

***The  other buildings for this Week can be found in Giant Snow Fort, you’ll find full details in that section***


The main event currency is Snowballs.

Snowballs  (Always): Get from all characters who have event drops and tasks, Completing Questline Parts, Golden Snowball Shrine, Silver Snowball Shrine, Attacking Snowman, Attacking Santa Death

Death Certificates (Uncommon) –  Get from Seamus, Snowman Peter, Bonnie

Mistletoe (Common) –  Get from Reindeer Stalls, Mistletoe Shrine 


Broken Presents (Always) –  Get from clearing Sleighs in the Mini Game, Exchange in Santa’s Workshop

Holy Christmas Ornaments (Uncommon) –  Get from Reindeer Jeffrey, Santa Death, Whimsical Villager Tricia, Christmas Ornament Shrine 

Flamethrower (Common) –  Get from Christmas Carriage Joe, Old Lady Joe, Carter, Santa Death’s Favourite Reindeer 

Anti Aircraft Missiles (Common) –  Get from Lois, Maid Stewie, Snowman Peter, Christmas Carriage Joe, Herbert, Tim Tucker, Santa Death’s Favourite Reindeer, Buy from Store

Last Minute Present (Common) –  Get from clearing Sleighs in the Mini Game, Giant Christmas Card 


1 Broken Present – 10 

5 Broken Presents – 45 

10 Broken Presents – 85 


The event area is an island in the water area, and there are 2 items in the usual event area you need to know about and these are:

Giant Snow Fort

Santa’s Workshop (finally used this phase) 

Giant snow fort

Here is where you will spend the event currency you collect while playing the game to unlock Buildings & Decorations to use to further your game play in the Event.

Here are the items you can unlock this week…

Death’s Sleigh: Chance Drop of 2 Whips every 8hrs
Cost ~ 225 Snowballs

Santa Death’s Photo Stall: Chance Drop of 1 Naughty List every 12hrs
Cost ~ 500 Snowballs & 5 Death Certificates

Christmas Dog House: Chance Drop of 2 Reindeer Treats every 6hrs
Cost ~ 800 Snowballs & 15 Death Certificates

Knockoff Fireworks: Chance Drop of 10 Snowballs every 24hrs
Cost ~ 1000 Snowballs & 15 Death Certificates

Santa’S Workshop

Here is where you can exchange your Patchouli Oil for Stink Bombs.

This is the exchanges I’ve seen in my game so far:

8 Last Minute Present = 3 Broken Presents
9 Last Minute Present = 3 Broken Presents
12 Last Minute Present = 3 Broken Presents
14 Last Minute Present = 3 Broken Presents

Crazed shopper

These are still the little baddies this week of the event and are quite simple to deal with, just more of the tap, aim and fire we’ve seen in previous events..

As usual will find they wander your sidewalks, you can find them by looking  there or using the Squatter Button.

Now with these you can clear 4 with 1 Broken Present, so my advice is to put down just a small area of Sidewalk and they will gather in that one small area making it easy to clear 4. Once you have at least 1 Broken Present tap one and then place the target over them and fire.

I am seeing up to a maximum of 8 in my game.

The event rewards for clearing them is as follows:

For Each One Cleared:
1 Ghostly Gift (Chance)

santa death

This Boss will trigger as soon as you start phase 1 of the event. This is your Main Boss this week. You will “Fight” it with Holy Christmas Ornament to defeat it to the highest level possible and obtain the most prizes.

You’ll see it wandering your sidewalks with a timer above its head.

Simply tap it and you’ll see the level requirement trade and rewards. Collect the Holy Christmas Ornament necessary for the battle then hit, eh, “Fight“.

Here is the general breakdown of cure costs and rewards.

1X – Requires 1 Holy Christmas Decoration
Rewards – 25 Snowballs & 1 Santa Hat

2X – Requires 3 Holy Christmas Decorations
Rewards – 35 Snowballs & 2 Santa Hats

3X – Requires 5 Holy Christmas Decorations
Rewards – 45 Snowballs & 4 Santa Hats

4X – Requires 7 Holy Christmas Decorations
Rewards – 55 Snowballs & 8 Santa Hats

5X – Requires 9 Holy Christmas Decorations
Rewards – 65 Snowballs & 12 Santa Hats

You have 24hrs to hit him to the  highest level you can before he will rest (cool down). His cool down is 2 hours.

Please note when he returns he will be back at 1x unless you’ve used clams to wake him at the level he went into cool down at.

There you have the overall basics to get you started through this phase of the latest Event. Where are you so far? Anything particular you like the most? Suggestions or tips to fellow players? Let us know.


40 responses to “The Christmas Costume Event Phase 3 Overview

  1. I finally collected Santa death freemium. I had to watch 50+ ads though.

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  2. I managed to get enough christmas ornaments, but it did take 2 characters and a lot of fast forwards. Good luck


  3. I’m not sure everyone realizes you don’t have to defeat death to collect all the Santa hats. He will eventually go to sleep and when he wakes up, the counter starts over, making it possible to attack him with less ornaments. It’s slow going but not impossible.

    It’s still frustrating tho. Even with Trisha, those ornament drops are rare. Having an extra character doesn’t seem like it’s been a huge help.


  4. On top of all the comments regarding the ornament drops (which are terrible), it should be noted that the last building to unlock drops…..snowballs!! As if anyone needs any of those at that point. This isn’t the first event to have a useless drop on the last building. My question is why???

    This last week has been a let down. Maybe they’ll change a task to add more characters to drop the ornaments, otherwise it will be one of those ‘buy a character and get x number or ornaments’ deal.


  5. In my game, the task for Whimsical Tricia to “Have Tea with The Grinch” changed from dropping Christmas Ornament to dropping Guided Missiles- I’m waiting for a response from Tiny co


  6. It’s very challenging to get Christmas ornaments to fight Death Santa with only one character and an uncommon drop.


  7. Collecting the Santa Hats is impossible. One character, 6-hour RARE drop to fight Death Santa – ridiculous.


  8. Yet another event part that doesn’t make any sense – only one free character (Reindeer Jeffrey) able to drop Holy Christmas Decorations. Even with the ads to speed up his drop rates (6 hours!) I’ll probably end up using clams again to unlock before the event ends.

    I’m not understanding the logic here other than to push for more paid play.

    Super disappointing since the rest of the event was actually very pleasant.


  9. So in order to unlock Santa Death you have to defeat the wandering Santa Death. The only characters that drop materials are Reindeer Jeffrey and the VIP reward Tricia (with 2 tasks for some reason), and Santa Death (also why).

    I’m wondering how this is possible if some people only have Reindeer Jeffrey as the only dropper for the ornament. I have both Jeffrey and Tricia and only have 10 so far.


  10. The drops on Holy Christmas Decorations are terrible. Also, I was 6 of 8 hours into “Whimsical Tricia Have Tea with Grinch” to get the Decorations and the drop changed to Anti Aircraft Missiles. Anyone else have that issue? The FAQ still shows that Tea with Grinch will yield Decorations.


  11. not going to get close to 25 Holy Christmas Decorations at this rate.


  12. Anyone else finding it extremely hard to get Christmas ornaments in order to fight Death Santa Boss? Reindeer Jeffrey seems to be the only one to drop them and I’m only getting them at around a 50% drop rate. I’ll never have enough to fight the Boss enough times to get the required amount of Santa hats.


  13. Holy ornaments are needed to attack Santa Death, but they are so hard to acquire. Flamethrowers don’t seem to be useful in this third stage.


  14. Is Reindeer Jeffrey the only free character who can get ornaments? If so, then this event is again mathematically impossible without spending clams (and on top of that, Jeffrey is not dropping any in my game). It’s a real pity that they seem to be going with this ‘trend’, especially when they made it totally possible in that event in which we had to collect golden teeth. That one was perfect in my opinion: two characters, 6h task, and common drops; totally doable.


  15. Only one character to get rhe Christmas balls to fight Christmas death, seriously? How are they going to make the 3nd character to get them the same one we need to earn them, wtf.


  16. Those Holy Christmas Decorations are going to be a struggle to collect, Tricia has 2 jobs, but can only do 1 at a time, Jeffery has 1 Job, Santa Death has 1 job but needs this material to unlock itself! And then a shrine which has to be bought. I thought the developers would have sorted these problems out by now as they occur every few months. That is the problem with the copy and paste approach to events. The original needs to work before you copy it.😁


  17. I feel like the Santa Death character is pretty much unattainable without spending clams given Jeffrey is the only one who drops Ornaments to fight the Santa Death boss for the required Santa Hats to unlock Santa Death.

    The task to drop the Ornament is 6hrs, so in theory you can collect 4 per day.
    If you started the final week as it went live, so you have a full 7 days, that’s a maximum of 28. You need 25 Ornaments to unlock Santa Death.
    But it’s an ‘uncommon’ drop so unlikely you’re getting 4 per day.

    And, again in these rinse and repeat events, the ridiculous decision made for the final character to drop an item required to fight the final boss, which you won’t need/want to do once you’ve unlocked the final character.


  18. OK so only 2 people can collect holy Xmas decorations one is reindeer Jeffrey and the other is the impossible to get Santa death because you need the damn hats that you get from attacking Santa death boss. And you can’t attack him without the decorations that you can’t get from Santa death but only reindeer Jeffrey. Did we smoke a little to much xmas cheer?


  19. 6hrs for 1 Holy Christmas Decoration = 3 per day X
    7 days = 21 Holy Christmas Decorations for the week

    25 Holy Christmas Decorations needed for Santa Death plus 1 for the questline is a total of 26 needed to get character = impossible.

    Brought to you by Jethero down by the cement pond.


  20. Does Tiny Co realize that in order to get 25 Christmas Ornaments to defeat Santa Death in a 5 streak, we would need to collect from Jeffery, diligently, every 6 hours until Tuesday, that’s if he even drops an ornament, since it is an uncommon chance?

    I think we need a 2nd character to drop Christmas Ornaments.

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  21. So to get Holy Ornaments to get Santa Death, you need Santa Death to drop them!? Oh come on!

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  22. Let me see if I have this straight….we need 27 Santa hats to unlock Santa death or one full run through to get all the required hats for the unlock — This takes 25 ornaments. I person (Jeffrey) can collect ornaments every 6 hours. So if I don’t sleep I can get a max of 4 ornaments per day. 7×4 = 28 ornaments. However, most of us are human and will average @ 3 ornaments per day (because we sleep) or 7×3 ornaments or 21 total… which is short of the 25 you need for a full wipe run on Santa Death.


  23. If only reindeer Jeffrey drops Holy Christmas Decorations (Santa Death doesn’t count until you have him) every six hours, I don’t see how anyone could get to the 25 decorations that you will need to get the 27 hats. Probably time to sit the rest of this one out,


  24. You have Santa Death being attacked by flamethrowers but on my game, you have to collect holy Christmas ornaments.

    Jamcity have done their usual nonsense. To get the Santa Death character you have to Santa Death boss with the Santa Death character that you don’t have. Your only option to get the holy Christmas ornaments is using Reindeer Jeffrey on a 6 hour task with an uncommon outcome.

    To get 27 Santa hats from defeating Santa Death Boss, you have to defeat him with a full run requiring 25 holy Christmas ornaments. Uncommon drops are generally 50% so you get 2 a day, maybe 3 if you are very lucky.

    So you are looking at 14 to 21. 6 too few to complete the task.

    Not to mention I have already sent Jeffrey off 3 times and received no drop at all, I don’t fancy my chances.

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    • In the overview post it says Holy Christmas Ornaments to attack him, can you let me know where I’ve wrote Flamethrowers in order I can fix it



        This Boss will trigger as soon as you start phase 1 of the event. This is your Main Boss this week. You will “Fight” it with Flamethrowers to defeat it to the highest level possible and obtain the most prizes.

        You’ll see it wandering your sidewalks with a timer above its head.

        Simply tap it and you’ll see the level requirement trade and rewards. Collect the Flamethrowers necessary for the battle then hit, eh, “Fight“.

        Here is the general breakdown of cure costs and rewards.


  25. hmmm… so only jeffrey and death santa makes ornaments to fight santa to get hats to get death santa…. close to impossible


  26. what’s the point of having 2x different 6 hour tasks for Whimsical Villager Tricia, both for ornaments?


  27. So, to get the 27 Santa Hats needed to unlock Santa Death, you need a full run of defeating the Santa Death Boss, which means a total of 25 ornaments, and the only freemium character that drops them is Reindeer Jeffery, on a 6 hour task with and uncommon drop. I don’t see that math working out at all. Even with an always drop, it would be nearly impossible, unless you don’t sleep and hit him every 6 hours like clockwork.

    Yet, I get 5-6 characters dropping missiles, even though I already have over 80 of them.


  28. Once again, they’ve made this week’s main enemy nearly impossible to defeat to the 5th streak, which is necessary to get all the Santa Hats needed to unlock Santa Death. Only one freemium character who drops the Decorations needed, but only every 6 hours and that at an uncommon rate. Even if Reindeer Jeffrey always dropped and the player was able to collect “every” six hours…it’s still Tuesday evening to collect all the required materials. Meanwhile, the premium character this week drops nothing particularly useful, and the Season Pass character has two different tasks to drop Decorations. Either JamCity made a mistake, or completing this week will only be possible by spending money.


  29. Is it even possible to collect 25 Holy Decorations with only one character dropping one every 6 hours? I feel like this same pattern for failure has happened before.


  30. Beating death seems impossible. To get 25 red balls it will take 150 hours assuming you collect at exactly 6 hours. A couple collections that don’t drop or a couple of collection times in the middle of the night and you are done.


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