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Welcome to Wintersday 2011

It's time for Wintersday, that joyous time of year when towns glimmer with festive decor, vendors offer seasonal treats, and the hearts of Tyrians everywhere are filled with goodwill.

This year we're offering two brand new Wintersday costumes that represent the Tyrian gods Lyssa and Kormir. As always, the towns of Lion's Arch, Droknar's Forge, Ascalon City, Kamadan, and the Eye of the North will be decked out in Wintersday decorations. Visitors to Lion's Arch, Kamadan, and the Eye of the North will be invited to participate in holiday quests, missions, and games, all with their own rewards.

Mark your calendar! Wintersday events begin at noon Pacific Time (-8 GMT) on Thursday, December 15, 2011, and run until noon on Monday, January 2, 2012. The Wintersday grand finale will take place in Lion's Arch and Kamadan on New Year's Day, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Pacific on Sunday, January 1, 2012, and repeating every three hours until 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, January 2, 2012. Don't be surprised if a snowball fight breaks out before the end of the festival!

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Wintersday 2011 Holiday Events

There's a lot going on during this year's Wintersday festival. Here's what you can expect:

  • Holiday quests in Lion's Arch, Kamadan, and the Eye of the North! We're bringing back popular quest chains that capture the spirit of the season. Deliver presents to needy little urchins, defeat the scheming Grentches, spread Wintersday cheer, and more!

  • 8v8 ATS-style Snowball Tournaments!

  • Two repeatable quests set in the Secret Lair of the Snowmen. It's your choice: help save the Snowmen and all of Wintersday, or lead a group of Grentches for a final "Bah, humbug!" of the season.

  • Venture into the Underworld for a series of repeatable snowball fights against the forces of Grenth or the followers of Dwayna. Seize control of piles of presents to claim victory for your side in this frosty fray!

  • Holiday headgear! Continuing an annual tradition, you can earn one of two special Wintersday masks for participating in the annual Grenth vs. Dwayna holiday event!

  • PvP snowball fights! Random forces unite within an arena to fight for either Grenth or Dwayna. The first team to gather five presents for its patron deity wins the day!

Wintersday 2011 Holiday Rewards

Collectors will once again exchange items for Wintersday consumables in Kamadan, Lion's Arch, Ascalon City, Droknar's Forge, and the Eye of the North. Here's what they've got in store this year:

Frosty Summoning Stone Frosty Summoning Stone
Nobody should be alone on Wintersday! Use this item to summon a Snowman ally!
Mischievous Summoning Stone Mischievous Summoning Stone
Summon a Grentch ally to help you celebrate Wintersday, Grenth-style.
Frosty Tonic Frosty Tonic
Don't just build a snowman—BE a snowman!
Mischevious Tonic Mischievous Tonic
Get in touch with your inner Grentch by taking on the outer appearance of one!
Wintersday Gift Wintersday Gift
What surprise will you find inside? Don't ask us—unwrap it and find out!
Snowman Summoner Snowman Summoner
Your very own snowman—without all the tedious snowball rolling!
Eggnog Eggnog
The official beverage of Wintersday!
Spiked Eggnog Spiked Eggnog
A more potent nog for the hale and hearty. Fear not; there are no actual spikes in the drink!
Wintergreen Candy Cane Wintergreen Candy Cane
The candy of choice for adventurers everywhere!
Peppermint Candy Cane Peppermint Candy Cane
This candy cane is as cool and refreshing as a Shiverpeak breeze.
Rainbow Candy Cane Rainbow Candy Cane
A fancy, flavorful candy cane that makes long days of questing more enjoyable.
Yuletide Tonic Yuletide Tonic
Drink this tonic and become one of Dwayna's little helpers!
Globs of Frozen Ectoplasm Glob of Frozen Ectoplasm
Trade these globs for Yuletide Tonic from a holiday vendor!
Fruitcake Fruitcake
Everyone loves fruitcake...or they should! This holiday staple will put a spring in your step.
Candy Cane Shards Candy Cane Shards
Collect these colorful fragments during quests and competitions. Hoard them for the grand finale, have a candysmith forge the shards into a weapon, or trade them and see what you can get in exchange!

Special Wintersday Costumes

Every year we offer festive Wintersday costumes, and 2011 is no different! Pick up these two all-new costumes—the Augur of Kormir costume and the Vision of Lyssa costume—at the Guild Wars In-Game Store and the NCsoft Store today! Plus, for a limited time, we're offering all six Tyrian god costumes in our Limited Edition Pantheon Pack!

Get yours now!

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