Starlight Celebration (2013)

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Starlight Celebration (2013)
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Event Start
December 18, 2013
Event Finish
December 31, 2013
Event Chain
Starlight Celebration
Event Page
Starlight Celebration (2011)
Starlight Celebration (2014)

Starlight Celebration (2013) is a seasonal event that took place from December 18, 2013 to December 31, 2013.

The nights in Eorzea grow colder as the Starlight Celebration draws near. It is a time of merriment and winter delights, and the Adventurers' Guild has wasted no time in preparing for this year's festivities. However, their plans seem to have been forestalled, and rumors of imps up to mischief and sentient snowmen now run rampant in the streets. Ever on the forefront of facts and figures, the Mythril Eye has dispatched Dural Tharal to uncover the truth of these strange winter happenings.

— Event description

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Players can participate in the event by talking to a Starlight Celebrant in Ul'dah - Steps of Nald (x10,y9), Old Gridania (x10,y9) and Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (x11,y13).


Outside of each city, players can participate in a level 6 FATE named Stay Frosty.


To complete the fate, you must defeat all of the imps that spawn. However, the imps have a buff that makes them invincible to all attacks, unless you get hit by the treant's AoE. It's the only red-circle that appears, and appears around one of the imps. Getting hit will knock you back a decent distance, do minor damage, and give you the "snowman" buff. This buff lets you damage the imps. After that, the fate is fairly linear, and all you have to do is get hit by the treant's AoE (once every 2 shots is enough) every once in a while.

  • Players will receive 30 Eternal Ice for each FATE completion. Players can use the Eternal Ice to purchase event rewards from the holiday vendors.





Name Points Task Reward Patch
Snowman head icon1.png  Cold as Ice 10 Obtain either a snowman head, a snowman suit, or a pair of snowman mitts during the Starlight Celebration. - 2.1



A Winter Awoken?

The Starlight Celebration is a time of generous gestures and festive fellowship, reminding us that even a customary courtesy can be a bounteous benevolence. It also reminds us of darker days in Eorzean history, which serve to make such deeds shine all the brighter.

Several generations ago, a sanguinary struggle claimed countless lives and left full as many orphans homeless and hungry. Taking pity upon their plight, a company of Ishgardian knights sought out these children each night, furnishing them with food and shelter within their barracks.

As doing so was positively prohibited, however, the knights had the children slip in while swathed in their scarlet jackets. Thus were they spared the worst of the cruel cold. These orphans survived the winter, and, later in life, they went on to convey the same kindness to others that they had once received. On the coldest week of the year, they took to sporting scarlet and passing out presents to the children of the realm. And over time, their deeds developed into the favored festival known as the Starlight Celebration.

To this day, the people of Eorzea faithfully follow this convivial custom. Alas, due to curious circumstances, the Adventurers' Guild has fallen into disarray, and rumors of rescheduling the revelry run rampant.

As a forager of facts, I am never one to put stock in speculation. To that end, I sought to substantiate my suspicions regarding a sinister stratagem to see our seasonal spirit squandered. A representative from the Adventurers' Guild informed of the proposed plan—snowmen, made with powdery stuff sleighed down from Coerthas. However, the festivities were frustrated when a flight of insidious imps appeared and attempted to melt the snowmen. Sentries scrambled to scatter the imps immediately, but to their surprise, the snowmen scarcely needed saving. If reports are to be believed, they attained awareness, fleeing from the flames and into the wilderness.

Before indulging in the idea of sentient snowmen, bear in mind that imps are skilled at shapeshifting shams. In all likelihood, they assumed the appearance of snowmen they had sought to soften.

However, on the off chance that the snowmen found feeling and fled of their own volition, Eorzea may find its starlit skies blotted black before the festival is finished.

Dural Tharal