Christmas & Winter
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Webkinz World has many special activities to do during the Christmas and Winter season. From deals and specials at the Ganz eStore, W Shop, and Kinzstyle Shop to special games and activities to find gifts and goodies there are plenty of fun things to do. This page outlines the many activities that occur during the Christmas and Winter season.
Each year on December 25th, players logging on to Webkinz World receive a special holiday gift. These gifts typically include an article of Clothing, an Object, and a holiday Food.
Ganz sends every account in Webkinz World a special Christmas Card by KinzPost. These messages all arrive on Christmas Day.
On most holidays in Webkinz world, players get a chance to spin the Super Wheel to win some great prizes. Christmas Day is usually one of the few chances in a year to spin the Super Wheel. The super wheel has some great prizes that are not normally seen on other prize wheels.
Seasonal wShop & PJ's Outlet Items
In late November or early December each year, seasonal Christmas items appear in the wShop. Like most themes in Webkinz World, these items are typically added to the wShop in two "batches", two weeks apart. In early January, the Christmas theme is removed from the wShop.
From year to year the items in the Christmas theme change. Some items return from previous years, and some items are brand new. There's no way of knowing if/when an item from a previous year may return.
Seasonal eStore Items
The Ganz eStore often has some great deals and also some special items during the Christmas Season.
In 2008 the Ganz eStore introduced two seasonal items: the Exquisite Holiday Christmas Tree and the Snowmobile. The Exquisite Holiday Christmas Tree returned in 2009.
In 2009 Ganz introduced a Snowman Costume, a Poinsettia Trellis, and a Build-a-Snow Fort set.
In 2010 Ganz introduced a Hansel Outfit, a Gretel Outfit, Tis the Season Window, Happy Holidays Sign, Polarberry Shrub, Santakinz Parade Float, and High Class Christmas Tree.
In 2007, Ganz released the Webkinz Reindeer.
In 2008, the Reindeer returned, and Ganz released the Webkinz Snowman.
In 2009, the Reindeer and Snowman both returned, and Ganz added the Webkinz Peppermint Puppy.
In 2010, Ganz introduced the Webkinz Minty Moose. The Reindeer returned, but only as a set with a matching Reindeer KinzKlip.
In 2011, Ganz introduced the Webkinz Winter Fawn. The Reindeer returned, but no other previoisly debuted Seasonal pets returned with it.
In 2012, Ganz introduced the Webkinz Snowflake Puppy. No previous Seasonal Webkinz returned.
In 2013, Ganz introduced the Webkinz Holidoodle, and the Snowflake Puppy (Nor any other previous Seasonal Christmas Webkinz) returned.
In 2014, the Gingerbread Puppy returned, but only as a plush-only pet.
In 2015, Ganz introduced the Webkinz Jolly Holiday Puppy.
In 2008, Ganz sold the Minty Reindeer at the Ganz eStore as a seasonal, virtual-only pet.
In 2009, the Minty Reindeer returned and Ganz added the Mistletoe Mouse.
In 2011, the Poinsettia Lion was sold at the Ganz eStore.
In 2012, Ganz introduced the Red Peppermint Unicorn, the White Peppermint Unicorn, and the Winter Solstice Stag.
In 2013, Ganz introduced the Green Peppermint Unicorn, the Iceberg Bear, and the Gingerbread Puppy.
In 2014, Ganz introduced the Peppermint Snail, the Peppermint Panda, the Polar Unicorn and the Gingerbread Elephant.
The Wintermint Reindeer is a rare Webkinz. Adoption codes were given to Ganz employees as Christmas gifts in 2008. Some of the adoption code cards were sold on online auction sites.
Sweet Tooth Tiger
The Sweet Tooth Tiger is a rare Webkinz. Adoption codes were given to Ganz employees as Christmas gifts in 2009. Some of the adoption code cards were sold on auction sites.
Unlike with the Wintermint Reindeer, Ganz made some Sweet Tooth Tiger adoption codes available to Webkinz World players. Adoption codes were given out to two players who follow the Webkinz Twitter Feed. Twenty-five adoption codes were given out to players who logged on to Webkinz world on Christmas Day, 2009.
A brand new Christmas feature was added to Webkinz World for 2009. For the twelve days leading up to Christmas Ms. Birdy appeared in the Clubhouse. Players clicking on her received a special holiday gift. There were 12 gifts to collect, one per day per player. This event has become a tradition during the Christmas season in Webkinz World with similar events occurring in 2010 and 2011. Information specific to each event can be found in the links below.
- Christmas Countdown 2009
- Christmas Countdown 2010
- Christmas Countdown 2011
- Christmas Countdown 2012
- Christmas Countdown 2013
- Christmas Countdown 2014
Another new feature was added to Webkinz World for 2009. On December 1st, Santakinz appeared in a special room in the Clubhouse. Players visiting Santakinz were able to select a gift that they would like to receive on Christmas.
Players also received a picture of their pet with SantaKinz via KinzPost.
To see the pictures:
- In 2008, Ganz introduced a series of plastic Christmas Ornaments. Each ornament came with a code that would unlock a special Christmas Tree in Webkinz World. These ornaments could be purchased at Webkinz retailers.
- In 2009, Ganz introduced a new series of Christmas Decorations, but this time they were virtual-only, and only sold at the Ganz eStore. Just like the earlier series, the codes from these decorations unlocked a special Christmas Tree in Webkinz World.
- In 2010, Ganz introduced another series of virtual-only Christmas Decorations.
For the Christmas season, there are accessories that can be purchased outside of Webkinz World.
- In 2008, Ganz introduced two seasonal KinzStyle outfits that could be purchased at Webkinz retailers, the Elf Outfit and the red Santa Outfit. Just like with other KinzStyle clothing, these outfits came with a virtual copy of the outfit.
The virtual KinzStyle Elf Outfit is sometimes confused with the Elf Hat and Elf Shoes from the 2005 Christmas Gift Bag, but it is not the same item. Players trading for these items need to be careful. The KinzStyle Elf Outfit did NOT return for 2009.
The virtual red Santa Outfit was originally available as a seasonal wShop item in December 2006. It is now only available with the feature code that comes with the KinzStyle outfit. The KinzStyle Santa Outfit was released to retailers in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.
|Elf Outfit||Elf Outfit||Santa Outfit||Santa Outfit|
- In 2008 Ganz introduced a Webkinz Holiday Purse. The feature code that comes with this carrier gives players a special Magical Holiday Wardrobe. The Webkinz Holiday Purse was available in 2008 only.
|Webkinz Holiday Purse||Magical Holiday Wardrobe|
- In 2009 the first seasonal KinzKlip was released: Holiday Reindeer KinzKlip. Like all other KinzKlips, this item's feature code gives players access to Zumwhere. The Reindeer KinzKlip returned as a set with a Webkinz Reindeer in 2010.
My Page Badges
Often during the Christmas season there are opportunities for Webkinz Players to collect various My Page Badges.
Gingerbread Puppy Promotion
In 2013, Ganz ran a promotion for the new 2013 Christmas seasonal eStore pet, the Gingerbread Puppy. Users who clicked the puppy walking around on their Customizable Map of Kinzville could watch a video about Christmas in Webkinz World to receive a 250 KinzCash Coin.
|Holidays in Webkinz World|
|Index||Holidays in Webkinz World|
|January||■ New Year's ■ Winterfest|
|February||■ Valentine's Day|
|March||■ St. Patrick's Day|
|April||■ Autism Awareness ■ Spring Celebration ■ Earth Day ■ Webkinz Day|
|May||■ Cinco de Mayo ■ Mother's Day ■ Victoria Day ■ Memorial Day|
|June||■ World Cup Soccer ■ Summer Sensation|
|July||■ Canada Day ■ Independence Day ■ Berry Festival|
|August||■ Wacky Zingoz Celebration|
|September||■ Labor Day ■ Fall Fest ■ World Wide Play Day|
|October||■ Breast Cancer Awareness ■ Holiday Monday ■ Halloween|
|November||■ Thanksgiving ■ Black Friday ■ Cyber Monday|
|December||■ Hanukkah ■ Christmas|