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During the Winterfest Click-to-Win event, snowflakes float across the screen in Webkinz World. Players clicking on a snowflake receive a winter-themed prize.
The snowflakes "drift" down the screen from top to bottom. In years prior to 2012 they floated from left to right. They can only be seen on screens where the player's dock is showing. If the player has an extra window open in Webkinz World (like when shopping in the wShop), the snowflakes will float "under" the second window and may be difficult to click.
There has been speculation and rumor about the best place to be in Webkinz World to spot a snowflake. The truth is, that the odds are exactly the same no matter where you are.
Some players like to have multiple accounts open so they can get as many snowflakes as possible. To open more than one account on the same computer, instead of going to www.webkinz.com to log on, go to
If you copy that web address on to multiple windows, you will be able to log on to multiple accounts at the same time, as many accounts as you have access to. It may take some practice to get all of the windows spaced correctly, but if you place them just right across your screen, you can watch multiple accounts at once.
Each season has a different set of prizes including Clothing, Decorations, and Food. Some of the items repeat from year to year, and some items have only shown up for one season.
- 2007 Prizes: Hot Chocolate Frozen Mug, Peppermint Snowflake, Polar Plunge Poster, Snowflake Sweater, Snowy Blue Toque
- 2008 Prizes: Egg Nog, Framed Winter Scene, Fuzzy Winter Slippers, Googles Ice Sculpture, Hot Chocolate Frozen Mug, Peppermint Snowflake, Potted Icicle Tree, Snow Bear Sugar Cookie, Snow Cone, Snowflake Sweater, Snowy Blue Toque, Winterfest Parka
- 2009 Prizes: Egg Nog, Framed Winter Scene, Googles Ice Sculpture, Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Peppermint Snowflake, Potted Icicle Tree, Roasted Chestnuts, Snow Bear Sugar Cookie, Snowflake Rug, Snowy Blue Toque, Winterfest Parka, Wool Scarf Jacket
- 2010 Prizes: Gingersnap Snowflake Cookie, Magic W Toque, Potted Ice Flower
- 2011 Prizes: Icicle Wind Chime, Magic W Toque, Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Potted Ice Flower, Roasted Chestnuts, Snow Cone, Winterfest Hoodie, Winterfest Window, Wool Scarf Jacket, Snowman Cookie (only on the Webkinz Newz)
- 2012 Prizes: Egg Nog, Gingersnap Snowflake Cookie, Googles Ice Sculpture, Icicle Ice Pop, Icicle Wind Chime, Magic W Toque, Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Peppermint Snowflake, Potted Ice Flower, Potted Icicle Tree, Roasted Chestnuts, Snow Bear Sugar Cookie, Snow Cone, Snow Globe Hat, Snowman Cookie, Snowy Face Stickers, Winterfest Hoodie, Winterfest Pajama Pants, Winterfest Window, Wool Scarf Jacket
- 2013 Prizes: Hot Eggnog Cocoa, Ice Skate Wreath, Icicle Pop, Light-Up Snowman, Rockin' Reindeer Sweater, Sweet and Salty Popcorn String, Snow Globe Hat, Snowy Face Stickers, Snowy Spice Cake, Winterfest Pyjama Pants
Winterfest on Webkinz Newz
In 2011, Ganz added a twist to the Winterfest event by having snowflakes fly on the Webkinz Newz site as well. Unlike the snowflakes in Webkinz World, that award a random prize, the snowflakes on the Webkinz Newz award one specific prize per day, and only one prize can be collected per day per account. The Snowman Cookie, one of the new prizes for 2011, can only be obtained on the Webkinz Newz. It is not a Webkinz World snowflake prize.
- Saturday the 15th: Magic W Toque
- Sunday the 16th: Peppermint Hot Chocolate
- Monday the 17th: Snowman Cookie
- Tuesday the 18th: Roasted Chestnuts
- Wednesday the 19th: Snow Cone
- Thursday the 20th: Snowman Cookie
- Friday the 21st: Potted Ice Flower
- Saturday the 22nd: Winterfest Hoodie
- Sunday the 23rd: Snowman Cookie
In 2013, Ganz had another Winterfest event on Webkinz Newz. Members could click on one snowflake per day. Each day the snowflake would give out a different Winterfest prize. See the schedule below for dates and prizes:
- Friday the 11th: Gingersnap Snowflake Cookie
- Saturday the 12th: Peppermint Hot Chocolate
- Sunday the 13th: Potted Ice Flower
- Monday the 14th: Roasted Chestnuts
- Tuesday the 15th: Snow Globe Hat
- Wednesday the 16th: Wool Scarf Jacket
- Thursday the 17th: Winterfest Hoodie
- Friday the 18th: Icicle Wind Chime
- Saturday the 19th: Snowman Cookie
- Sunday the 20th: Winterfest Window
There IS a pattern to the timing of when snowflakes will float across the screen. It can't guarantee when you will see a snowflake on your account, but can tell you the best times to keep an eye on the screen. For past Winterfest events, the Snowflakes have been on a "six-minute schedule". Now, this didn't mean players would get a snowflake every six minutes but simply that they had a chance of getting a snowflake every sixth minute. For example, if they started a timer the moment they logged on, they needed to pay attention for snowflakes at 6 minutes, 12 minutes, 18 minutes, 24 minutes, 30 minutes, and so on.
Other click-to-win events have been on other timing schedules, some as long as eleven minutes, and there is no guarantee what the Winterfest schedule will be from year to year. Keep an eye on Webkinz Insider's front page. As soon as the timing is figured out, the information will be posted there.
- January ? to ?, 2007
- January 26 to February 1, 2008
- January 12 to January 18, 2009
- January 23 to January 29, 2010
- January 15 to January 23, 2011
- January 7 to January 15, 2012
- January 11 to January 20, 2013
In 2012 Ganz held the Winterfest 2012 Challenge.
In 2013 Ganz also held an event similar to the Fall Fest Fudge. Members could buy Winterfest Snowflake Cookies from the eStore, or win them from Webkinz Friends. Once fed to your pet, these cookies awarded random Winterfest Prizes or the Grand Prize of the White Lamp Post for the Customizable Map of Kinzville.
Winterfest Recipez for Humans
For Winterfest 2008, the Webkinz Insider staff put together a collection of recipes that are quick and easy to make. The idea behind the cookbook was that someone could use the recipes to put together a meal for their family while still watching for Snowflakes in Webkinz World. Although originally created in humor, it has been a great success and always resurfaces when a new click-to-win event is going on.
|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 ■ Wacky Zingoz Celebration|
|August||■ Goo-Goo Berry Festival|
|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|