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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 roughly corresponding to Christmas.

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.
  • Smokeywood Pastures needs a few brave adventurers to investigate the disappearance of a shipment of holiday goods traveling though Alterac.

Other info

Winter Veil presents

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.

Winter Veil gifts in Ironforge

# Gift Min
Quest Contents (2007 and 2008)
1 Gently Shaken Gift none A Gently Shaken Gift *5x [Winter Veil Roast] or 5x [Winter Veil Eggnog]
2 Winter Veil Gift 10 A Winter Veil Gift a [Clockwork Rocket Bot] (in 2007)
[Crashin' Thrashin' Racer Controller‎] (in 2008)
3 Carefully Wrapped Present none A Carefully Wrapped Present 5x [Winter Veil Cookie]
4 Festive Gift 10 A Festive Gift a [Wand of Holiday Cheer]
5 Gaily Wrapped Present 20 A Gaily Wrapped Present one of:
[Green Helper Box]
[Red Helper Box]
[Snowman Kit]
[Jingling Bell]
6 Ticking Present 40 A Ticking Present [Mechanical Greench],
5x [Preserved Holly],
chance of another recipe

See also

Special items

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

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

Smokywood Vendors:

Quest/Gift rewards:


Related quests


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