In conjunction with the event, Nintendo is adding new reactions and clothes that can be purchased using in-game Bells from the shelf at Nook’s Cranny and the Able Sisters shop, respectively. These new reactions include “Feelin’ It, Let’s Go, Viva, and Confetti,” which pair well with the new clothing options.
Besides the Festivale festivities, Nintendo is preparing for seasonal events and holidays, such as Valentine’s day. Around February 1st, chocolate hearts and heart-shaped bouquets will start to appear in the shop, running through February 14th. There will also be other items relating to Groundhog Day and “Big Game Celebration” (Super Bowl?) during January and February. I will be quite disappointed if the latter does not bring a Superb Owl to the island.
As evidenced by the end of the trailer up above, there is a hint toward a Mario and Animal Crossing crossover event in March. We will have to wait and see how that turns out, but it is certainly an exciting time for Animal Crossing players. There will likely be more event and holiday information as we get closer to the dates, so keep an eye on HotHardware for the latest on Animal Crossing: New Horizons.