Christmas Eve is unlocked through normal game play when a player reaches level 10.
Players can 'pay to play' Christmas Eve from level 8 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 10 and unlock it for free through normal game play.
Christmas Eve was introduced during the Christmas 2013 Update. For the duration of the Christmas challenge, Christmas Baubles 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 game 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!"
- Baby's Rattle
- Bag of Presents
- Christmas Sweater
- Dwarf (changed to Elf in Spring Festival update)
- Gingerbread Man
- Humming Top
- Ice Skates
- Mistletoe (changed to Holly in the Spring Festival update)
- Music Box
- Red Cap
- Snow Globe
- Steam Engine
- Tricycle (changed in the Spooky Yard update, previously the Bicycle)
Morphs and Pieces modes have their own items that need to be found, separate from those listed above.
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.
|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||Snowflake; Christmas stocking|| |
+Star (2); Candy cane; Poinsettia; Christmas elf; Father Frost; Doll shirt
+Screw nut; Small screw; Streamer; Tinsel
+Pomander balls; Fortune cookies; Advent calendar; Muori; Saint Nicholas; Doll shoes
+Washer; Split Washer
+Holly; Stollen; Osechi-ryori; Zwarte Piet; Shogatsu-san; Doll hat
|High Explorer||32||N/A||120||140||Same as Pro Level|| |
+Buche de Noel; Kourabiedes; Songpyeon; Befana; Chyskhaan; Doll gloves
|Academician||35||N/A||130||150||Same as Pro Level|| |
+Blue sticky note; Green sticky note; Yellow sticky note; Violet sticky note; Red sticky note
|Magister||38||N/A||140||160||Same as Pro Level|| |
+Shabby beret; Ancient brush; The Order's portfolio; Bronze frame; Old camera
|Professor||41||N/A||150||170||Same as Pro Level||Same as Magister|
|Grand Magister||44||N/A||160||180||Same as Pro Level||Same as Magister|
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.
- In the fireplace
- In front of the red ball
- left of bear pair