Starlight Celebration Guide

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Event Dates

Edition Campaign Period
2019 Monday, December 16, at 12:00 a.m. (PST) to Tuesday, December 31 at 6:59 a.m. (PST)
2020 Wednesday, December 16, at 12:00 a.m. (PST) to Thursday, December 31, at 6:59 a.m. (PST)
2021 Thursday, December 16, at 12:00 a.m. (PST) to Friday, December 31, at 6:59 a.m. (PST)
2022 Friday, December 16, at 12:00 a.m. (PST) to Saturday, December 31, at 6:59 a.m. (PST)
2023 Friday, December 15, at 12:00 a.m. (PST) to Sunday, December 31, at 6:59 a.m. (PST)

December Login Campaign

During the month of December, the Login Campaign sometimes has half priced categories.

Furthermore, bonus points are sometimes awarded for the second and third logins.

Starlight Cake icon.png Starlight Cake

An additional furnishing, the Starlight Cake icon.png Starlight CakeStarlight Cake description.png, can be synergized or purchased from the Auction House. The ingredients are typical items available year round, and it only grants Moghancement: Wind effect.

Synergy Information
Yield Craft Requirements Rank Balance Materials

  Primary Craft:
     Cooking - Craftsman

Artisan 38 Element: Fire

51 Element: Wind

Starlight Cake Appearance.jpg

Nab presents held hostage by nefarious goblins!

The moogles are all in a tizzy-goblins have filched some of their most prized presents and furnishings! Have mercy on the little fluff balls and wrest them back for the good of Vana'diel! But don't go unprepared-speak to moogles in the following locations to hear all about this most devious of plots.

Speak to the Moogle in the following locations to begin.


♦Moogle Locations:

San d'Oria Flag.jpg Northern San d'Oria (J-9)
Bastok-Flag.jpg Bastok Markets (G-8)
Windurst-Flag.jpg Windurst Waters (F-9)

If you find yourself stuck and unable to clinch victory from the jaws of defeat, try speaking to the moogles again-they just might have some hints for you. If that doesn't work, you can also team up with a bunch of friends-the more the merrier, and the more likely you'll be able to nab some gifts!

  • After speaking to the Moogle, find the Goblin Merrymakers wandering the zone.
  • Trade a Goblin Chocolate to a Merrymaker, and they will begin trusting you.
    • These can be purchased for 35 Gil each in Lower Jeuno from Pawkrix at (H-10). They stack to 99.
    • It is not necessary to trade these to the Goblins, but it makes the process much quicker. If you do not, they will cast Gravity and Bind on you, which last from 10-15 seconds.
  • Continue following the goblin and interacting with him. Eventually, you will obtain a Red present (San d'Oria), Blue present (Bastok) or Green present (Windurst).
    • You may also bother them enough that they will cast Gravity or Bind on you even if you gave them a Goblin Chocolate.
    • You can restart trading with them after trading another Goblin Chocolate and may receive the present from future interactions.
  • After obtaining the present key item, report back to the Moogle without being seen by the Merrymakers. They will steal back the present if you are caught, and you will have to restart. He will tell you who it belongs to.
  • Speak to the NPC the moogle indicates. They will tell you who the present is for. Again, you cannot be seen by the Merrymakers.
  • Visit the NPC who the present was given to. They will thank you for giving it to them.
  • You can now freely run back to the NPC who the present was initially from. Report your work to them.
  • Visit the moogle, who will reward you with the Dream TrousersDream Trousers description.png (Males) or Dream PantsDream Pants description.png (Females).
  • Repeat the event while wearing the pants to obtain the Dream Trousers +1Dream Trousers +1 description.png (Males) or Dream Pants +1Dream Pants +1 description.png (Females).
  • Repeating the event for the third time while wearing the +1 leg armor will reward you with the Leafkin BopperLeafkin Bopper description.png.
  • Repeating the event for the fourth time while wearing the +1 leg armor and the Bopper will grant the Leafkin Bopper +1Leafkin Bopper +1 description.png.
  • Further repeating will yield the Republic Stables Medal, Kingdom Stables Collar, or Federation Stables Scarf.
  • Continuing to repeat the event will reward you with Black Pudding and other holiday treats.

Wreath Furnishings from the Goblins

By trading miscellaneous Beastcoins or Jewels to the Goblins, you can obtain a country-unique furnishing. Only one of the eight Goblin Merrymaker in each area will accept the Beastcoin/Jewel and give the wreath in return, the rest will simply return the Beastcoin claiming they have nothing to give you.

Confirmed Coins:

Confirmed Jewels:

These can be obtained from the Goldsmithing Guild in Bastok Markets.

Note: The item only disappears from your inventory if you obtain a Furnishing, meaning if you want all three, only three items are required regardless of trades.

Wreath Furnishings

San d'Oria



Presents in Exchange for Destructive Behavior!

To show their appreciation to all adventurers for doing their part to make Vana'diel a better place, the moogles have prepared hordes of presents and scattered them across the locations listed below. The presents have each been sealed within a box...and there's only one way to get them out! Starlight Celebration-themed items and gift tokens await lucky adventurers!

San d'Oria Flag.jpg West Ronfaure (Outside of the Northern San d'Oria exit) / East Ronfaure
Bastok-Flag.jpg North Gustaberg / South Gustaberg
Windurst-Flag.jpg West Sarutabaruta / East Sarutabaruta

  • Destroying Astral Boxes will occasionally result in items or holiday foods such as:
  • The boxes respawn nearby almost immediately.
  • As you destroy the boxes, they continually get smaller.
  • The Key Item is only obtained from the smallest box of a set.
  • Only one Bell-themed gift token Key Item can be held at a time.

  • Return to the Moogle at the city exit to turn in your gift tokens.
  • A Bell-themed gift token can reward you with items or holiday foods such as:

Lend the Moogles a Capable Adventurer's Hand!

The moogles are in need of enthusiastic adventurers to help them distribute presents and seasonal greeting cards. Munificent individuals who lend their aid will be rewarded with delightful items and gift tokens. Speak with a festival moogle at one of the locations below to learn the details.

Bring the gift of starlight to Vana'diel's citizens!

Southern San d'Oria (H-9) / Bastok Mines (I-8) / Windurst Waters (north side, F-9)

  • Speak to the Moogle to receive instructions to deliver 4 presents to NPCs in the zone.
  • This can be repeated after a game day passes.
  • Only one zone can be done a day.
  • Zoning will reset progress.
  • The NPCs are located at:
    • Windurst Waters
      • Angelica (North) (F-10) second floor above the Rarab Tail Hostelry (Door "Hostelry Room #1")
      • Kayeel-Payeel (North) (G-7) behind the Optistery
      • Honoi-Gomoi (South) (E-7) the rear upstairs entrance at the Trader's Home
      • Kenapa-Keppa (South) (J-9) inside the Rhinostery
    • Southern San d'Oria
    • Bastok Mines
      • Tall Mountain (J-7) near the Alchemist's Guild
      • Tami (J-8) in front of the VCS
      • Virnage (I-5) inside Bat Lair's Inn in the far room
      • Christina (I-9) across from the Moogle near the chocobo stables
  • Upon completion, return to the Moogle. You will receive a Snow-themed gift token and a reward including:

Deliver cards wishing good cheer to adventurers!

♦Moogle Locations:

San d'Oria Flag.jpg Northern San d'Oria (J-8)
Bastok-Flag.jpg Bastok Markets (G-8)
Windurst-Flag.jpg Windurst Woods (H-11)

  • Speak to the Moogle an agree to assist in order to receive a Greeting Card of a specified race and gender player.
    • If you are in a party, you will always receive a card that matches your party member.
    • If you throw away the card, you can get a new one the next game day, as well as a new giftee.
  • Trade your card to your giftee match. Obtain theirs too, if you match their requirement. If you are in a party, you should match.
  • Trade each others card to the moogle and you will receive:
  • Trade each other back your Greeting Card
  • Finally, return your inscribed card to the Moogle. You will receive:
and ONE of the following
  • Turn in your Key Item to the correct moogle (which may be in a different zone of that city) in hopes of obtaining the Dream Boots +1 icon.png Dream Boots +1Dream Boots +1 description.png. Be sure you already have a Dream Bell and NQ boots in your inventory, as they have priority over the feet.

The Gift of a Child's Laughter!

Throughout the event, smilebringers will be handing out presents to all the children in town from the locations listed below. Make lots of children's dreams come true, and something felicitous might just visit you!

  • A Dream Hat or Dream Hat +1 must be equipped to give presents to all the good boys and girls. Dream caps may be purchased from the special stores set up for this event.

♦Smilebringer Locations:

San d'Oria Flag.jpg Northern San d'Oria - Charmealaut (J-9)
Bastok-Flag.jpg Bastok Mines - Christina (I-9)
Windurst-Flag.jpg Windurst Waters (North) - Atagei-Portagei (F-5)

  • The purpose of this event is to obtain Nation to Nation warps. With the advent of Home Point warps, the only reason to do this segment of the Starlight Celebration is to immediately receive a Dream Hat +1 instead of waiting for the weekly Conquest update.
  • You will receive a Kiddie Present from the Smilebringer after speaking to them. Trade the present to any child in the area.
    • You must be wearing the NQ Dream Hat to trade presents or fireworks to the children.
    • This will build your "Kiddie Fame". After trading one present, you need to either wait for the next Vana'diel Day to trade another, or trade some starlight celebration fireworks.
  • Trade 21 of any Starlight Celebration Fireworks (sold at the shops) to any child. You must trade one at a time.
  • After you trade all 21, check with the original Smilebringer to be sure your fame is maxed.
    • The Smilebringer will mention "The children love you" in the log if you are maxed. Using the nation warps will lower your fame, so avoid doing that.
  • Follow the step below to obtain your Dream Hat +1.

Dream Hat +1 icon.png Dream Hat +1

You may obtain a Dream Hat +1Dream Hat +1 description.png by placing all three original Nation Christmas Trees in your Mog House.

  • This must be done from the Mog Safe 1 and not 2.
  • You can only obtain one item from your Moogle per Earth day.

After doing this, speak to your Moogle. He will mention that he found a Special Present under one of your trees. Use the item outside of your Mog House to obtain the Dream Hat +1.

Presents in Exchange for "Gift Token" Key Items!

Present any gift tokens obtained during the Starlight Celebration to a festival moogle posted at one of the locations below, and you will receive seasonal items in exchange.

Speaking to a Moogle will immediately consume a key item, so it is advised that you keep your rewards in your inventory until you receive everything.

♦Moogle Locations:

San d'Oria Flag.jpg Southern San d'Oria / Northern San d'Oria
Bastok-Flag.jpg Bastok Markets / Bastok Mines
Windurst-Flag.jpg Windurst Waters (North) / Windurst Woods

  • Dream Bell icon.png Dream BellDream Bell description.png (Seems to have priority over the furnishings)
Furnishings (These can be obtained in any nation)

Dream Bell +1 icon.png Dream Bell +1

You may obtain a Dream Bell +1Dream Bell +1 description.png from the moogle if you have a Dream Bell in your inventory, and you possess all three themed Gift Token Key Items above.

The moogle will be surprised you have all three, and will offer to exchange all of them at once for a spectacular prize. Agree to this to obtain the +1 Bell.

Mini-Games for the Willing and Able!

During the Starlight Celebration, special minigames will be available for adventurers to enjoy. Clearing this minigame will not only grant the winner the leaf bench sitting emote, but also Starlight Celebration-themed items, synthesis ingredients for the Orchestrion furnishing, and sheet music key items as well!


1. Win any of the mini games once to receive the Dream Mittens icon.png Dream MittensDream Mittens description.png.

  • You can skip this step by already having them somewhere in your inventory. Be sure to check on Storage Slip 11 as well as use the /itemsearch command.

2. Win any game again with the NQ mittens in your inventory, and you will receive the Dream Mittens +1 icon.png Dream Mittens +1Dream Mittens +1 description.png.

  • If you already have the +1 mittens, equip them to unlock the "Advanced" versions of the mini games.

3. Win each nation's mini game on Hard in order to obtain nation-unique Sheet music Key Item and the Orchestrion piece.

  • If these items are already possessed, this step will be skipped.

4. Win any mini game on Hard while in possession of the Sheet music from that nation AND Orchestrion to obtain the Leaf Bench icon.png Leaf BenchLeaf Bench description.png.
5. After obtaining all three pieces, use an Earth Crystal to synthesize them into your completed Orchestrion. The recipe is level 1 Alchemy.

San d'Oria: Spot the Difference

San d'Oria Flag.jpg Southern San d'Oria - Estiliphire (H-9)

  • You are shown two short approximately 30 second scenes. You then have to the differences between them without any incorrect guesses for 10 gil.
    • You may wish to record this on a mobile device and play it back, there is no time limit during guessing.
  • After the second scene, the characters return to a default position and appearance.
  • In the normal mode, you must identify 3 differences.
  • In the advanced mode, you must identify 5 differences.
  • Options include 12 of the following (and decrease by one for every successful guess):
  • Noticeable right off the start:
    • The Galka's head gear. (Dream Hat or Horror Head)
    • The male Hume's head gear. (Verification Needed)
    • The Mithra's weapon. (Dream Bell or Charm Wand)
    • The direction the male Hume faced. (Forwards or to his right)
    • The direction the female Hume faced. (Verification Needed)
    • The female Elvaan's leggings. (Verification Needed)
    • The kind of treasure chest. (Brown or Gold)
    • The number of "!" after "Here we go!" (In the log, both 1 ! or 3 !!! or mixed)
    • The singing Tarutaru's location. (Trousers and Hair length between the two left Tarutarus)
  • Once the singing starts:
    • The type of wind instrument. (Brown Flute or White Cornette)
  • During the singing:
    • The number of baby chocobos running. (8, 10, 11)
  • As the singing ends and the baby chocobos have gone:
    • The order the treasure chests open. (352461 or Verification Needed)
    • Different chests for the chocobo.
    • Rabbit in the treasure chest. (Not there or pops up)
  • After the treasure chests close:
    • The female Tarutaru's expression. (Rightmost Tarutaru, /Blush or /Welcome)
    • The male Elvaan's weapon. (Dream Bell or Charm Wand)
    • The order in which the doors closed. (Rear doors only, Right-Left or Left-Right)
    • The length of the scene.

Windurst: Job Guessing Booth

Windurst-Flag.jpg Windurst Woods - Rokor-Makor (K-12)

  • You have five Tarutaru to associate the correct jobs Artifact Armor to within ten guesses for 10 gil a try.
  • The standard mode uses WAR, MNK, WHM, BLM, RDM, and THF.
  • The advanced mode adds in PLD, DRK, BST.
  • A correct job guess in the right position registers as a "Critical Hit" shortened to CH.
  • A correct job guess in the wrong position registers as a "Hit" shortened to H.
  • Through trial and error you can narrow down the options.

Bastok: Chocobo Treasure Chests

Bastok-Flag.jpg Port Bastok - Klaas (K-8)

  • Guess the correct location of the baby chocobo in the shell game amidst distractions after 20 seconds for 10 gil.
    • The advanced version uses two baby chocobos and increases the distractions.
  • You may wish to record this on a mobile device and play it back, there is no time limit during guessing.

Event Stalls

The moogles in the following locations will be selling Dream Hats and Snowman Caps, as well as other Starlight Celebration-themed items throughout the event.

Dream Hat +1 icon.png Dream Hat +1

You may obtain a Dream Hat +1Dream Hat +1 description.png from your moogle if you set San d'Orian Tree, Bastokan Tree, and Windurstian Tree in your Mog House layout.

This must be done from the Mog Safe 1 and not 2.

After the next conquest tally your moogle will reward you with the hat. If it does not then you must remove any conflicting items such as the Galley Kitchen first, and then wait for the next tally.

Frosty Cap icon.png Frosty Cap

Synthesizing an ordinary Snowman Cap icon.png Snowman Cap together with "something snowy" (Brilliant Snow icon.png Brilliant Snow) will produce a Frosty Cap icon.png Frosty Cap.

Note: Storing the Frosty Cap with a Porter Moogle on Storage Slip 19 will cause the signature to be lost.

♦Stall Locations

San d'Oria Flag.jpg Northern San d'Oria (D-8)
Bastok-Flag.jpg Bastok Mines (H-9)
Windurst-Flag.jpg Windurst Waters (north side) (G-10)

Left Moogle


Cost (Gil)


Popstar description.png 40 All
Brilliant Snow description.png 40 All
Sparkling Hand description.png 25 All
Air Rider description.png 100 All
Cracker description.png 8 All
Twinkle Shower description.png 25 All
Little Comet description.png 25 All
Dream Hat description.png 10,000 All
San d'Orian Tree description.png 10,000 All
Bastokan Tree description.png 10,000 All
Windurstian Tree description.png 10,000 All
Starlight Tunes description.png 1,120 All

Right Moogle


Cost (Gil)


Kadomatsu description.png 5,000 All
Okadomatsu description.png 10,000 All
Snowman Knight description.png 10,000 All
Snowman Miner description.png 10,000 All
Snowman Mage description.png 10,000 All
Gyokuto Obi description.png 10,000 All
Snowman Cap description.png 10,000 All
Janus Guard description.png 10,000 All
Hagoita description.png 10,000 All
Floral Hagoita description.png 10,000 All
Lamb Carving description.png 10,000 All
Pol. Lamb Carving description.png 10,000 All
Fortune Fruits description.png 777 All
Bl. Chocobo Cap description.png 10,000 All
Bl. Chocobo Suit description.png 10,000 All
BB Cowbell A. description.png 1,000 All
BB Cowbell B. description.png 1,000 All
BB Cowbell G. description.png 1,000 All
Qiqirn Sack description.png 1,000 All

Master the Art of Turning Frowns Upside Down!

For the duration of the Starlight Celebration, the participation fee will be waived for the Smilebringer Boot Camp, and adventurers who prove their grit and gaiety will be presented with unique seasonal items. To learn all the details, simply talk to a friendly neighborhood smile sergeant posted at one of the locations below. The training will be available in three difficulty levels-beginner, intermediate, and advanced-with each offering different rewards.

  • This event is basically a foot race, so movement speed gear, mazurka, flee, and other such enhancements help.
  • There are no level restrictions, and monsters in the zone aggro under normal conditions.
  • Speaking to an NPC will grant you a 30 second Flee effect.
  • The timer does not stop until you speak to the NPC where you began the race.