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:
It's time to end this nightmare.
Dear <Character name>,
Marjory and I have reached an impasse. For weeks, we've delivered injection after injection straight into the toxic heart of the Tower of Nightmares, but still it continues pulsing and corrupting the Kesssex Hills region.
We're not really sure what we're missing, but with Scarlet anything is possible. We urgently need you here with us. I've set up a mesmeric portal that will take you straight to us at the tower's heart chamber.Please, come quickly.
—Lady Kasmeer Meade
Assist Marjory and Kasmeer in "The Nightmare Ends" story instance in Kessex Hills.