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Wintersday: The Wondrous Workshop of Toymaker Tixx

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the 2012 release. For the 2012 achievement category, see A Very Merry Wintersday '12.

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The nights may be long and dark, but Tyrians of all races keep joy alive during the ancient holiday of Wintersday. While each race celebrates Wintersday in their own unique way, children all over Tyria share a common love of one thing: toys.

This year the city of Lion's Arch will host the asuran Toymaker Tixx as their special Wintersday guest of honor. Before Tixx arrives in Lion's Arch in his massive airship toy workshop, he'll visit every major city in Tyria to deliver Wintersday toys and holiday cheer.

— Official website

Wintersday: The Wondrous Workshop of Toymaker Tixx is the Wintersday 2012 release that was live from December 14th, 2012 through January 3rd, 2013. The content involved the Toymaker Tixx and his massive airship toy workshop, which visited every major city in Tyria.

It was the second festival to occur in Guild Wars 2. A short teaser was released prior to the event.


Temporary features
Permanent features

Tixx's schedule[edit]

The Grove December 15, 2012 10:00 13:00 18:00 19:00 21:30 03:00 (+1 day) 05:00 (+1 day)
Divinity's Reach December 16, 2012 10:00 13:00 18:00 19:00 21:30 03:00 (+1 day) 05:00 (+1 day)
Black Citadel December 17, 2012 10:00 13:00 18:00 19:00 21:30 03:00 (+1 day) 05:00 (+1 day)
Hoelbrak December 18, 2012 10:00 13:00 18:00 19:00 21:30 03:00 (+1 day) 05:00 (+1 day)
Rata Sum December 19, 2012 10:00 13:00 18:00 19:00 21:30 03:00 (+1 day) 05:00 (+1 day)
Lion's Arch December 20, 2012 10:00 13:00 18:00 19:00 21:30 03:00 (+1 day) 05:00 (+1 day)
Toypocalypse (start) December 20, 2012 10:00 13:00 18:00 19:00 21:30 03:00 (+1 day) 05:00 (+1 day)
Toypocalypse (end) January 3, 2013 10:00 13:00 18:00 19:00 21:30 03:00 (+1 day) 05:00 (+1 day)

Special Event[edit]

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The special event article tracks the progress of Wintersday 2012.

Tixx's Infinirarium dungeon[edit]

Tixx's Infinirarium is a Wintersday-themed dungeon accessed from the airship as it moves from city to city. The location of the dungeon will be indicated with the dungeon map icon. Once the airship reaches Lion's Arch, players will be able to play through each of the Tixx's Infinirarium events from previous cities by entering the Tixx's Infinirarium and choosing which toy to make from the Toy Makers Console.


Most of the activities for Wintersday are located in the Enchanted Snow Globe.

Mysterious Presents[edit]

See also: Mysterious Present, Present

Mysterious Presents began appearing across Tyria, allegedly from a devious airship. These presents contain some rather dangerous surprises. Players will find presents that provide gift boxes. These gift boxes provide various Wintersday-related items. The small, medium, large, giant, and personalized gift boxes all have an equal chance of dropping the Endless Toymaker's Tonic and the Unbreakable Choir Bell.[1]

Magic Snow[edit]

Piles of Magic Snow can be found around Tyria under floating snow dispensers. Players can build a Magic Snowman from the snow, which spawns several snowballs. This adds to the Cold-Weather Friend achievement. See Magic Snow for more information, including the locations.

Snowball Mayhem[edit]

Primary article: Snowball Mayhem

Snowball Mayhem pits two teams in an 8v8 match of snowball dominance. Players have a choice of three class: heavy gunner, scout, or supporter. They must bring gifts back to their base and defeat other players. This activity serves as the successor to Dwayna Vs Grenth activity from the Guild Wars.

Winter Wonderland[edit]

Primary article: Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland is a Wintersday-themed jumping puzzle. Players must race to the end with their gifts for the children before frostbite stops them in their tracks. This features snowflakes, candy canes, gift boxes, giant snowballs, a snowman overlooking the area, and other Wintersday material.

Bell Choir[edit]

Primary article: Bell Choir Ensemble

Bell Choir Ensemble is a music activity for fans of rhythm-based games. You play the upper, middle, or lower portion of Wintersday and Guild Wars 2 music along with two other players. The songs will grow more challenging as the activity goes on.




Wintersday 2012
Track Title Length Composer Download
1 The Great Toymaker 2:34 Lena Chappelle SoundCloud
2 The Tale Of Tixx And Toxx 2:03 Maclaine Diemer SoundCloud
3 Wintersday In Lion's Arch 2:51 Stan LePard SoundCloud
4 Wintersday Bell Choir Medley
  • I. Wintersday Is Here
  • II. Beyond Hills of Snow
  • III. Flight of the Infinirarium
  • IV. The Great Toymaker
1:57 Lena Chappelle
Maclaine Diemer
5 Wintersday Divinity's Reach One Man Band 2:39 Stan LePard SoundCloud
6 Wintersday Toypocalypse Medley 0:52 Maclaine Diemer SoundCloud
7 Wintersday In Tyria 1:35 Jeremy Soule SoundCloud


  • The Toypocalypse Canceled reward was changed in a game update to compensate that fact that players can't join in teams. [2]


See also[edit]


External link s[edit]

Gwwlogo.png The Guild Wars Wiki has an article on Wintersday 2012.