A delightful occasion

The Feast of Winter Veil is one of the most anticipated events of the year! While enjoying a freshly nutmegged cup of nog, and crunching on a crumbly cookie or two, be sure to visit Greatfather Winter in Ironforge if you’re Alliance, or Great-father Winter in Orgrimmar if you’re Horde. While there, you’ll find a few treats, and surely a few tasks to take on as well.


Winter Veil Bosses

Winter Veil isn’t just popular among the citizenry—dungeon denizens throughout the world are also getting into the holiday spirit. Some dungeon bosses wear festive Winter Hats just like Greatfather Winter's—defeat a Winter Veil boss, and the boss' hat is yours forever!

Greatfather Winter

Greatfather Winter is visiting the great cities of Ironforge and Orgrimmar—courtesy of the fine folks of Smokywood Pastures—and he's spreading cheer in celebration of the Feast of Winter Veil. But, all the cheer—spreading is making Greatfather Winter hungry, and he's looking for helpful adventurers to fetch him some milk and cookies.

Smokywood Pastures' Missing Shipment

Smokywood Pastures needs a few brave adventurers to investigate the disappearance of a shipment of holiday goods. Rumors abound that the shipment has been snatched by The Abominable Greench, located somewhere in the snowy Alterac Mountains.

Metzen the Reindeer

Disaster has struck! Metzen the Reindeer—one of Greatfather Winter's eight reindeer (and the property of Smokywood Pastures) has been kidnapped! The Jinglepocket Goblins in Ironforge and Orgrimmar have received two ransom letters from groups claiming to have Metzen, so concerned adventurers should visit them for more information.


PX-238 Winter Wondervolt machines

Smokywood Pastures goblins have set up strange PX-238 Winter Wondervolt machines which can be used to change your character into a festive Little Helper! The buff lasts for 30 minutes but is removed by shapeshifting or death. Will you be red or green? It’s a surprise! You can refresh the duration of the buff at any time by stepping into the Wondervolt machine.


During the Feast of Winter Veil, innkeepers bring out holiday decorations to provide a festive atmosphere for their patrons. One can only imagine what might happen if you /kiss a reveler standing near a sprig of mistletoe...


Historically, Greatfather Winter has always been accompanied in his journeys across Azeroth by his loyal snowmen. They can be found wandering around Ironforge and Orgrimmar, bringing the chill breath of winter into even the warmest climes.


In the quiet, early hours of the day on the 25th of December, the industrious goblins of Smokywood Pastures are already awake and busy. These generous harbingers of the holidays deposit gifts underneath the festively decorated trees in Orgrimmar and Ironforge as a much-deserved reward for the noble adventurers of Azeroth. Keep a keen eye out for these presents, as they're there for the taking!

Merchants & Vendors

These professional hoarders will sell you food, recipes, snowballs and more!

By participating in Winter Veil festivities, you can earn special gifts and goodies.


Clockwork Rocket Bot

This robot may be found in a Stolen Present. It might be a bit aggressive towards other robots.

Winter Reindeer

This tiny reindeer may be found in a Gaily Wrapped Present under Winter’s Veil tree.

Tiny Snowman

This companion will bring winter’s merriness with you at any time of year! The snowman won’t follow you around, but will respond to certain emotes when targeted.

Winter's Little Helpers

These companions require one snowball to be summoned. They are taught by Red and Green Helper Boxes respectively, and found inside a Gaily Wrapped present.

Lump of Coal

Those who are naughty and steal presents meant for someone else may end up getting exactly what they deserve.


Gift boxes of varying shapes and sizes can hold all manner of toys and treasures

Toy Train Set
Choo Choo! No one can resist the allure of the Toy Train Set. All aboard!

Wind-Up Train Wrecker
This clockwork gnome will smash the dreams of any train lovers nearby.


Several items are available to get everyone in the spirit of Winter Veil, from snowballs to hollies, and seasonal food and drinks.

If you complete the 11 achievements below, your character will gain the Merrymaker title.

On Metzen! 10 Scrooge 10
'Tis the Season 10 Let it Snow 10
The Winter Veil Gourmet 10 A Frosty Shake 10
With a Little Helper from My Friends 10 Fa-la-la-la-Ogri'la 10
Simply abominable 10 Bros. Before Ho Ho Ho's 10
He Knows If You've Been Naughty 10