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Were you looking for the in-game book, Inv misc book 07.png [The Feast of Winter Veil]?

During the Feast of Winter Veil, many special decorations appear in capital cities.

The Feast of Winter Veil, also called the feast of Great-Winter, is an in-game, end-of-year, several week long holiday event seeming to be the in-game counterpart of Christmas and other holidays at the end of the year.


Info from the official site

'Twas the feast of Great-Winter
  And all through the land
  All the races were running
  With snowballs in hand.

The cooks were all frantic
  And for those "in the know"
  Swoops and owls were crashing
  Like new-fallen snow.

Cookies and eggnog
  Were consumed by all
  As the snowballs flew freely
  And drunks smashed into walls.

May your feast of Great-Winter
  Be one merry and bright
  And from all here at Blizzard
  We wish you a fun night!

The Feast of Winter Veil is upon us, and Greatfather Winter is busy spreading holiday cheer in major cites across the land! Here are a few holiday treats players can now experience in-game:

  • The Jinglepocket goblins have set up their seasonal fare shops in major cities. Adventurers can purchase many holiday favorites - including Greatfather's Winter ale, candy canes, gingerbread cookie recipes, and mistletoe.
  • All the cheer-spreading is making Greatfather Winter hungry, and he is looking for adventurers to get him his daily fix of milk and cookies.
  • Smokywood Pastures needs a few brave adventurers to investigate the disappearance of a shipment of holiday goods traveling though Alterac.

Other info

Blizzard forum posters

Winter Veil presents

Winter Veil gifts in Ironforge

Near the end of the Feast of Winter Veil (December 25th through January 2nd), various gifts are available underneath the trees near Greatfather Winter in Ironforge, and Great-father Winter in Orgrimmar.

While some of the gifts are available to all, you must be at least a certain level to receive others.

# Gift Min
Quest Contents
1 Inv holiday christmas present 01.png [Gently Shaken Gift] 1 N [??] A Gently Shaken Gift 5x [Winter Veil Roast] or 5x [Winter Veil Eggnog] (except 2017?)[cn]
Greatfather Winter's Hearthstone (2018)
AllianceInv misc gnomefundo86.png [Hearthstation] / HordeInv misc gobstationx.png [Hearthstation] and 5 Inv misc food 61.png [Candy Canes] (in 2017)
2 Inv holiday christmas present 01.png [Winter Veil Gift] 10 N [??] A Winter Veil Gift a [Clockwork Rocket Bot] (in 2007)
[Crashin' Thrashin' Racer Controller‎] (in 2008)
[Red Rider Air Rifle] (in 2009)
[MiniZep Controller] (in 2010)
[Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater] (in 2011)
[The Pigskin] and [Foot Ball] (in 2012)
[Crashin' Thrashin' Flyer Controller] (in 2013)
AllianceInv shield 1h alliancetoy a 01.png [Toy Weapon Set] / HordeInv shield 1h hordetoy a 01.png [Toy Weapon Set] (in 2017)
AllianceToy Weapon Set / HordeToy Weapon Set (in 2018)
3 Inv holiday christmas present 01.png [Carefully Wrapped Present] 1 N [??] A Carefully Wrapped Present 5x [Winter Veil Cookie]; plus 5x ["Merry Munchkin" Costumes] (in 2017)
4 Inv holiday christmas present 01.png [Festive Gift] 10 N [??] A Festive Gift a [Wand of Holiday Cheer]
5 Inv holiday christmas present 01.png [Gaily Wrapped Present] 20 N [??] A Gaily Wrapped Present one of:
[Green Helper Box]
[Red Helper Box]
[Snowman Kit]
[Jingling Bell]
6 Inv holiday christmas present 01.png [Ticking Present] 40 N [??] A Ticking Present [Mechanical Greench],
5x [Preserved Holly],
chance of another recipe

Special items

There are several special items and plans that are only available during the Feast of Winter Veil.

New for 2018

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New for 2017

Other stuff[4]
  • Updated music, high-resolution greenery, as well as a Snow Globe! Turn into a gnome and float around.
  • Catch tauren Greatfather Winterω τ ϖ sledding around World of Warcraft: Legion Highmountain - he'll wish you Happy Winter Veil and give you 500 Order Resources.
  • Combat Elite MobThe Abominable Greenchω ϖ now scales to your level and deals level-appropriate damage.
  • New Winter Veil music was also added.

New for 2013

New for 2012

New for 2011

New for 2010

New for 2009

New for 2008

New for 2007

Patterns & Recipes

Due to a bug in the delivery system, only a few people were mailed the new recipes, as it had been intended. This led to some question as to the requirements of getting the new recipes. On December 20th, 2007, Kisirani posted on the US official forums that a hotfix had been put in place, making all the new recipes purchasable from Wulmort Jinglepocket in Ironforge, and Penney Copperpinch in Orgrimmar for around 50s each. You do not even need the tradeskill to buy the recipe, but the recipe is BoP. The hotfix was activated on Tuesday, December 25th for all servers.

On December 16, 2007, a bug with [Pattern: Red Winter Clothes] and [Pattern: Green Winter Clothes] let a tailor get to 375 tailoring, even though the recipe was grey. People reported getting skillups every 3-6 clothes they made. This was later hotfixed.

Previous Items

Great-father Winter's ride

Smokywood Vendors:

Quest/Gift rewards:


Related quests


Removed quests

These quests were removed in Patch 4.3.0.


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Patch changes

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  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (10-Sep-2013): New achievements/items added.
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.3.0 (29-Nov-2011): Changes made to quests/achievements; new items added.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.2.0 (18-Dec-2004): Added.


See also

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