The Feast of Winter Veil is an in-game, end-of-year, holiday event roughly corresponding to the Christmas holiday.
'Twas the feast of Great-Winter
And all through the land
All the races were running
With snowballs in hand.
The cooks were all frantic
And for those "in the know"
Swoops and owls were crashing
Like new-fallen snow.
Cookies and eggnog
Were consumed by all
As the snowballs flew freely
And drunks smashed into walls.
May your feast of Great-Winter
Be one merry and bright
And from all here at Blizzard
We wish you a fun night!
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 for the Feast of Winter Veil. But, all the cheer-spreading is making Greatfather Winter hungry, and he's looking for adventurers to get him his daily fix of milk and cookies.
The denizens of the dungeons of Northrend are also getting into the holiday spirit, and some dungeon bosses even wear festive Winter Hats just like Greatfather Winter's. Defeat a Winter Veil boss, and the boss's hat is yours!
Winter Veil bosses of Outland:
The Feast of Winter Veil is upon us and Greatfather Winter is busy spreading holiday cheer in major cites across the land! Here are a few holiday treats players can now experience in-game:
While some of the gifts are available to all, you have to be a certain level to receive others under the tree. The following table shows the various gifts possible.
|#||Gift||Min Level||Quest||Possible Contents|
| ||Gently Shaken Gift|| ||A Gently Shaken Gift||Winter Veil Roast x5 or Winter Veil Eggnog x5|
| ||Winter Veil Gift|| ||A Winter Veil Gift||Clockwork Rocket Bot|
| ||Carefully Wrapped Present|| ||A Carefully Wrapped Present||Winter Veil Cookie x5|
| ||Festive Gift|| ||A Festive Gift||Wand of Holiday Cheer|
| ||Gaily Wrapped Present|| ||A Gaily Wrapped Present||Green Helper Box, Red Helper Box, Snowman Kit, Jingling Bell|
| ||Ticking Present|| ||A Ticking Present||Mechanical Greench, Preserved Holly x5, Chance of a recipe|
In addition, players will find various emails from Greatfather Winter with recipes inside for the spirit of the season. Leatherworkers will receive a pattern for Winter Boots and cooks will receive recipes such as for Hot Apple Cider. Yummy!
|Allakhazam credits an article at Blizzard for some of the info in this article.|