It's beginning to look a lot like Frostfell, everywhere you zone. Frostfell returns to Norrath starting on December 10th, 2009 after that morning's hotfix and runs until January 7th, 2010 with that morning's hotfix.

The history of Frostfell:

Frostfell is a Deepice celebration whose origins are shrouded in mystery. It is widely thought that the festival was started by a demigod who hid gifts of food and other goodies for the citizens of Norrath. No one knows when the tradition first began; it could have been during the Lost Ages when all of Norrath was shrouded in a curse laid by the gods.

During this time, no gods bestowed their grace upon Norrathians save one, who in visited Norrath in secret and hid special prizes from the planes about Norrath to aid what was left of the populace. Some historians theorize that it may even have been Quellious in disguise. Either way, over the years it has developed into a tradition celebrated by all Norrathians.

The Dark Elves and other evil races also participate in this festival. No one really knows why, it could just be that everyone loves to get presents. Naturally, to preserve their image, they maintain that they aren't really receiving gifts, but rewards earned through their own superior skills.

Frostfell has four significant days: Kinship Day - A time for families and friends to spend together, celebrating and renewing bonds; Feasting Day - A shared day of feasting on all the bounty Norrathians have collected throughout the year (a favourite day of halflings!); Gifting Day - Everyone gives and receives presents; Frostfell Day - The final day of celebration, spent in song (or for those races who can't be seen singing, quiet contemplation), parades, dancing, and other fun winter activities.

Returning Features:

  • Frostfell quests available in Qeynos, Freeport, Kelethin, Neriak, Gorowyn, and the Frostfell Village.
  • Festive decorations can be found throughout Norrath.
  • Snowball fights.
  • Candy Cane Grab 'n Tag in North Qeynos and North Freeport.
  • Decorations and equipment can be found on the Frostfell Village merchants.
  • The Frostfell Wonderland Village is still frozen over to make snowball fights extra fun!
  • The Frostfell Wonderland Village collection quest.
  • Fun in Permafrostfell!
  • Sturdy Fruitcake from fruitcake decorations.

New Features:

  • Gardy Ex-Giftgiver is offering a new quest!
  • Santa Glug will be offering new presents once a day to anyone who asks.
  • New holiday items for purchase in the Frostfell Village.
  • New craftable holiday items.
  • When you throw a fruitcake at a friend, it will now give them a fruitcake to throw back!