HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Winter is here, and alongside snowfall and mandatory gift-giving we have a sleigh-load of awesome seasonally-appropriate content for you to enjoy including games, gifts, lobbies, maps, quests, achievements and more. Continue reading to find out all about the holidays on Hypixel. ▶ Winter Lobbies & Present Hunt As is tradition, we've updated our Main Lobbies with a stunning Winter theme. We think it looks awesome! But this year we've also updated the SkyWars and Bed Wars lobbies to match that seasonal goodness. Taking place across all lobbies is our Present Hunt. Scattered across every lobby on the server are 88 presents for you to find - if you collect them all you'll receive a prize and a unique achievement. Can you discover them all? ▶ Daily Advent Calendar This year we have a daily Advent Calendar. Every day in the run up to December 25th you can login and claim a daily Advent Calendar reward. Rewards including coins, loot chests, and some other special surprises. Claim your daily reward through the Delivery Man or by using the /advent command. ▶ Festive Arcade Games We have 2 returning festive-themed Arcade games - Grinch Simulator and Santa Says! Grinch Simulator is an action-packed parkour-inspired game where you play as a Grinch and must steal as many presents as possible from houses to ruin Christmas for everyone. Sounds super mean right? Steal the most presents to win. You can also use snowballs to hit and stun other Grinches. Santa Says is a festive twist on Hypixel Says. Follow Santa's specific instructions to gain points across a host of holiday tasks, and collect the most points to win. Both games are playable in the Arcade Lobby right now. ▶ Bed Wars + Murder Mystery Cosmetics During the Winter Holidays seasonal event all Loot Chests in Bed Wars and Murder Mystery have been replaced with special "Merry Chests". These Chests include all existing items, plus amazing new seasonal items. Discover chests in-game or buy them from the Hypixel Store: store.hypixel.net We also tweaked the drop rates for items to make it slightly easier to get higher rarity and seasonal-quality items, so you should be finding more of these now per chest. In Bed Wars we updated Sprays and Glyphs with new functionality. Each island on the map has Item Frames, and you can click the Item Frame to insert your equipped Spray. Your equipped Glyph will now trigger automatically when you collect resources from Diamond and Emerald generators in maps. We hope these changes make Sprays and Glyphs more valuable and interesting to you. Bed Wars and Murder Mystery Loot Chests can be found in game or unlocked on the Hypixel Store: store.hypixel.net ▶ Themed Maps As per usual we re-themed several existing minigame maps with snow-y, winter-y, present-y feels. See below for screenshots of all the maps including Bed Wars, SkyWars, Smash and more. ▶ Quests + Achievements We created some special Quests that can only be earned during the holiday period. Play SkyWars, Bed Wars, Murder Mystery and Blitz SG to discover these festive quests and gain some extra goodies - happy holidays! Also featured are seasonal Achievements. Check them out in the seasonal menu and unlock them to earn some extra Achievement Points. ▶ More to Come As previously announced in our Developer Update, we have tons of new stuff coming this December. Instead of spending a lot of time creating new "Seasonal Games" that would only be playable in December and then disappear, we decided to focus the main bulk of our energy on creating new games and modes and updates that will stay on the server long term - stuff which is just as fun, but doesn't disappear in January. We hope this makes sense and we look forward to giving all you guys the best December ever in Minecraft. Happy Holidays!