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Christmas Eve in Text mode

Christmas Eve is unlocked through normal game play when a player reaches level 13.

Players can 'pay to play' Christmas Eve from level 12 onwards, where they can choose to pay with crystals (which will need to be bought with real money) to unlock the Picture early, rather than waiting until they reach level 13 and unlock it for free through normal game play. The opening levels for Christmas Eve, previously levels 8 (for 'pay to play') and 10, were changed with the Family Mystery Update (v1.31.3100).

Christmas Eve was introduced during the Christmas 2013 Update. For the duration of the Christmas challenge, Christmas Baubles special items were needed in addition to energy points to play Christmas Eve. Christmas Baubles were given as rewards for every successful investigation for every picture, but not for playing puzzles. The Valentines 2014 Update removed Christmas Baubles from the game and turned Christmas Eve into a regular picture just requiring energy points to play.

From the Diary:

"It's so nice that I managed to restore a new magical photo from Richard's collection! Especially because it shows Christmas! I have so many pleasant Christmas memories. Hope lots of wonderful things are waiting for me in this photo!"


The following is a list of hidden items found in Christmas Eve. Depending on the Picture Level and Game Mode you may not have to find all the items in one visit.  Morphs and Pieces modes have their own items that need to be found, separate from those listed below.

  • Baby's rattle
  • Bag of presents
  • Bell
  • Castle
  • Christmas sweater
  • Elf ²
  • Fairy
  • Gingerbread Man
  • Holly ²
  • Humming Top
  • Ice skate ³
  • Mitten
  • Music Box
  • Nutcracker
  • Puppy
  • Red Cap
  • Reindeer ³
  • Santa hat ³
  • Scarf
  • Sleigh
  • Snow Globe
  • Snowman
  • Spinning Top ³
  • Staff
  • Tomtit
  • Toy train ³
  • Tricycle  ¹

Item Notes:

  1. The Halloween 2015 Update (October 2015) made the following changes:
    • Bicycle was renamed Tricycle
  2. The Spring Festival Update (April 2016) made the following changes:
    • Dwarf was renamed Elf
    • Mistletoe was renamed Holly
  3. The Hanami Festival Update (April 2018) made the following changes:
    • Deer was renamed Reindeer
    • Humming top was renamed Spinning Top
    • Red cap was renamed Santa hat
    • Skates was renamed Ice skate
    • Steam engine was renamed Toy train

Resource Demands and Rewards for PlayingEdit

The amount of energy required to play Christmas Eve will increase as the level of the Picture is increased. The experience points and coins rewards for each win of the Picture will also increase to match the increase in resource demands, as will the pool of potential collection item rewards. The list of potential collection item rewards for Christmas Eve is made up of 10 Collections:

The pool of rewards available for each successful game of Christmas Eve contains both Collection Items and Combining Elements:

Level Resource Demands Minimum Resource Rewards Potential Game Item Rewards Pool
Energy Points Special Items Experience Points Coins Combining Elements Collection Items
Novice 20 N/A 80 100 N/A Angels; Cones; Pine wreath; Holda; Joulupukki; Doll pants
Trainee 23 N/A 90 110 N/A
Star (2); Candy cane; Poinsettia; Christmas elf; Father Frost; Doll shirt
Detective 26 N/A 100 120 Screw nut; Small screw
Pomander balls; Fortune cookies; Advent calendar; Muori; Saint Nicholas; Doll shoes
Pro 29 N/A 110 130
Washer; Split Washer
Holly; Stollen; Osechi-ryori; Zwarte Piet; Shogatsu-san; Doll hat
High Explorer 32 N/A 120 140
Snowflake; Christmas stocking; Streamer; Tinsel
Buche de Noel; Kourabiedes; Songpyeon; Befana; Chyskhaan; Doll gloves
Academician 35 N/A 130 150 Same as High Explorer level
Blue sticky note; Green sticky note; Yellow sticky note; Violet sticky note; Red sticky note
Magister 38 N/A 140 160 Same as High Explorer level
Shabby beret; Ancient brush; The Order's portfolio; Bronze frame; Old camera
Professor 41 N/A 150 170 Same as High Explorer level
Christmas candles; Christmas sacks; Christmas bouquet; Christmas lights; Christmas fireworks
Grand Magister 44 N/A 160 180 Same as High Explorer level
Spinach; Kale; Broccoli; Leeks; Chard

Note: In addition to the items listed above, other items may also be in the list of potential rewards for a particular play of the picture depending on what game mode it is currently in (e.g. items from the Venetian Masks collection if it is in Text mode) or if there is an active quest involving the picture.

Note1: With the Christmas Magic Update, v1.36.3600 (December 2018), the Snowflake, Christmas stocking, Streamer and Tinsel Combining Elements availablity to win at Trainee and Detective level was changed to High Explorer.


Hints Edit

Possible locations

  • Fairy
    • In the fireplace
  • Tricycle
    • In front of the red ball
  • Castle
    • left of bear pair