The nights may be growing longer and colder, but Lion's Arch is merrier than ever before! Wintersday is returning to Tyria, along with everyone's favorite toymaking inventor – Tixx! Celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of the next in this six-week winter festival!
— Official website
Toymaker Tixx visited Lion's Arch once again and gave access to his variety of activities. Ho-Ho-Tron and the bard Marcello DiGiacomo could be found in the city raising funds for repairs to Divinity's Reach which was attacked prior by Scarlet Briar.
- Wintersday festivities
- The Wondrous Workshop: Tixx' workshop from last year makes a return with the Infinirarium.
- Winter Wonderland: A multi-path jumping puzzle.
- Bell Choir: A rhythm game activity.
- Toypocalypse: A tower defense inspired activity.
- Snowball Mayhem: A PvP activity.
- Living World
- Lingering Poison: The fight against the Toxic Alliance at the Tower of Nightmares in Kessex Hills and surrounding zones is still ongoing.
- Tixx's Toybox: Completing the meta achievement will reward the Toybox which will grant one miniature: Mini Ventari, Mini Plush Griffon, Mini Princess Doll, Mini Toy Golem, or Mini Toy Soldier.
- New features and content
- Armorsmith, Leatherworker, and Tailor crafting disciplines will be able to progress until level 500 to craft Ascended armor.
- New healing skills: Every profession gets a new healing skill.
- Balance update: The release will include a skill and trait balance update, focusing on improving traits and trait lines.
- Tixx's Toybox
- Generous Wintersday Gift
- Lesser Vision Crystal
- Black Lion Trading Satchel
- Mask of the Wanderer Skin
- Service Items
- Royal Terrace Pass
- Gathering Tool 3 Pack
- Upgrade Extractor
- Storage Expander
- Black Lion Introductory Package
- Basic Ore Node Pack
- Illustrious armor recipes
- New backpack skins
- New Dye Kit
- New PvP rewards
- New Permanent Finisher
- New Recipes
- Recipe: Endless Toy Ventari Tonic
- Recipe: Endless Princess Doll Tonic
- Recipe: Endless Plush Griffon Tonic
- Recipe: Endless Toy Golem Tonic
- Recipe: Endless Toy Soldier Tonic
- Recipe: Light of Dwayna
- Recipe: Shadow of Grenth
- New Booster
- Aid those affected by Scarlet's attack on Divinity's Reach by donating to Ho-Ho-Tron (0) [Group Event]
- Aid those affected by Scarlet's attack on Divinity's Reach by donating to Marcello DiGiacomo (0) [Group Event]
- Defend the gift dolyak and Marcello DiGiacomo during their delivery (0) [Group Event]
- Defend the gift dolyak and Ho-Ho-Tron during their delivery (0) [Group Event]
- Defeat the toxic alchemist (22)
- Prevent the toxic alchemist from contaminating Togatl Grounds (22)
- Defeat the toxic spider queen (20) [Group Event]
- Defeat the toxic wurm queen (22)
The following mail was sent to players upon first login after the release started: