This is a copy of last year's guide! Add info as it comes!!!

Event Schedule

The Starlight Celebration will commence Monday, December 18 from 12:00 a.m. (PST), and end December 31 at 6:59 a.m.


All your previous Starlight Celebration games are back again, from moogle finding gifts in your mog house to the Smilebringer's town to town teleports! And don't forget the three national mini-games!

The Mini-Games

The mini-games offer the following prizes:

Win any of the mini-games once to receive the Dream Mittens.

  • You can skip this step by ensuring you have Dream Mittens in one of your bags/Mog House compartments. You may have acquired these in previous events and stored them with Storage Slip 11.

Win a 2nd time to receive the Dream Mittens +1.

Then equip the Dream Mittens +1 and win the advanced version of the mini-game in any nation to receive that nation's part to the Orchestrion and KeyItemSheet Music.

  • This step will be automatically skipped if you already have an Orchestrion and the nation's sheet music key item from past events.
  • The 3 Orchestrion parts are also available from this month's Login Campaign

Play a 2nd time on Advanced with that nation's parts (or an assembled Orchestrion) and key item sheet music in possession to win the Leaf Bench. Use this item to receive KeyItemLeaf bench.

  • Note: The /sitchair KeyItemLeaf bench can sit up to 3 players (or 6 Tarutaru), but a player can only sit on another's bench if they bought the Astral Cube from the December 2015 Login Campaign for 500 points (or subsequent Login Campaigns when it is offered).

Now you can travel to the other 2 nations to receive their parts for the Orchestrion along with their music sheet tunes key items. See Here on what to do next.

Windurst: Job Guessing Game

This game is basically a version of the game Mastermind, but instead of guessing the order of colored pegs you are guessing the Tarutaru's job.

  • If you are playing the advanced mode and actually wish to complete it within your lifetime, it is highly recommended you refer to this link and fill in the correct parameters to have the program find the answer for you: Mastermind Solver or This Tool. Red pegs are CH, white pegs are H. *Note: "Mastermind Solver" link broken. "This Tool" app is customized for the FFXI mini-game, except for some reason it excludes combinations that use the same job twice, so it is useless for the advanced game.
    • In order to cut down calculation time, brute force the valid choices first. Start with all one job. Make note of how many there are. Move on to the next job. Do that until you know which ones are valid, then put that as the total number of choices. Example: if this reveals that there is 1 MNK, 1 WHM, and 3 PLD, then input 3 choices, length of 5.
  • Prizes on Hard Mode:

San d'Oria: Find the Difference

In this game, you are shown 2 short movies. You must find the differences between them. The differences can be quite minute, so look closely.

  • Tip: If you are having problems finding the differences, record the scenes on your smartphone (or oCam on PC) so you can review the footage. There is no time limit on answering once the scenes are over.

Bastok: Shell Game

This game is guessing the location of a chocobo in a set of chests that are mixed around. It is basically a shell game.

  • Tip: If you are having problems following the chocobo, record the shuffle on your smartphone (or oCam on PC) so you can review the footage. There is no time limit on answering once the shuffle is over.

Making your Orchestrion

Once you have all 3 parts, combine them with an Earth crystal to create your Orchestrion.

Goblin Gift-Grabbers!

A few Goblins haven't quite grasped the spirit of the Starlight Celebration and have mistaken other people's presents for their own! The MHMU is on the lookout for these precious gifts, but needs you to join the search and help set things straight. Simply talk to one of the moogles at the following locations to start saving the holiday season. Chase Down those Goblins and get the presents back from them. Make sure to bring a Mog sack full of Goblin Chocolate and Jewels and Beastmen coins to coerce those thieving Goblin Merrymaker into giving the presents back! If the Goblins seem a bit too stingy, talk to a moogle again for a hint or two.

Leg Armor & Leafkin Boppers :

To start this mini-game, first talk to a moogle in Northern San d'Oria (J-9), Bastok Markets (G-8), or Windurst Waters, North (F-9) who will tell you about the Goblins stealing everyone's presents.

There are three segments where you need to avoid detection by goblins, take care!

(HINT) The Goblins are sniffing out the presents, so use Deoderize to snuff out the scent.

  • After speaking to the moogle, find a Goblin Merrymaker and trade it a Goblin Chocolate. This will get them to trust you. Let your Goblin wander around for a while talking to him. You don't have to wait until he stops; just keep spamming talk. Eventually the Goblin will hand over a blue present, red present or green present Key item. If when talking to him the dialogue begins with "No no no", you must trade him another chocolate until he finds the present.
    • It is possible to get the present key item without trading a Goblin Chocolate however it might take longer due to them occasionally casting Bind or Gravity on you. If you get the "No no no" dialogue, you will have to wait to talk to a goblin until the spell wears off, or the same amount of time even if no spell is cast.
  • Once you receive a present Key item, make your way back to the moogle avoiding any Goblins you see on the way. If a Goblin gets too close to you they'll steal the present and you will have to start over again.
(HINT) Take advantage of the new Home Point warps. There's always the risk a goblin might be there when you land, but it is a good alternative to dodging them across the entire zone.
  • The Moogle will tell you who the present is from. Go talk to that NPC, again avoid the Goblins or they will steal your present.
  • The NPC will tell you what NPC the present is for, so now find that NPC, avoiding the Goblins one more time so they don't steal your present and make you start all over again.
  • Once you've delivered the present to its rightful recipient, go back and talk to the last NPC to confirm its delivery.
  • Now run back to the moogle to claim your reward!

The first completion rewards NQ leg armor. Repeating a second time while wearing your Dream pants yields the +1 leg armor.

Repeating a third time yields Leafkin Bopper, and the fourth time Leafkin Bopper +1.

Repeating the process while already in possesion of Dream Trousers/Pants, Dream Trousers+1/Pants+1 and a Leafkin Bopper +1 will yield Republic Stables Medal, Kingdom Stables Collar, or Federation Stables Scarf. Continued repetition after obtaining all of the above will yield Black Pudding or other holiday-themed treats.

Legs Males DEF:2 LV 1 All Jobs

Dream Trousers

Legs Males DEF:3 Enhances the effect of orange juice. LV 1 All Jobs

Dream Trousers 1

Legs Females DEF:2 LV 1 All Jobs

Dream Pants

Legs Females DEF:3 Enhances the effect of orange juice. LV 1 All Jobs

Dream Pants+1


As for the Couronne des Etoiles, Silberkranz, and Leafberry Wreath, you run around and trade one of the Goblins either "Beastmen Bills" (possibly any variety of beastmen coins) or a gem ("Bedazzling Bijoux", as the moogles put it.) You may have to try different goblins since only one of them actually has the wreath. Please note that it will only take the beastcoin/gem if you obtain the furnishing.

Confirmed jewels:

Confirmed beastcoins:

From San d'Oria

Couronne des etoiles

From Bastok


From Windurst

Leafberry Wreath

Event Vendors

Did You Get Your Holiday Shopping Done? There are moogle event vendors located in the major midland cities of Vana'diel for the duration of the event. Now selling at new low low prices!


Northern San d'Oria (D-8)
Bastok Mines (H-8)
Windurst Waters, North (G-10)

Vendor Items:

Making your Frosty Cap

Frosty cap

Synthesize a Snowman Cap and 1 Brilliant Snow firework with an Earth Crystal.

Presents in Exchange for Destructive Behavior!

Go to one of the starter areas outside the cities and smash the "Astral Boxes" to receive food items and gift token key items Locations:

West Ronfaure / East Ronfaure
North Gustaberg / South Gustaberg
West Sarutabaruta / East Sarutabaruta
Astral Box

Astral Box

Destroy the smallest size box to receive a Bell-themed gift token (this is not 100%, so you may have to destroy a number of boxes). If you destroy a large Astral Box, a smaller Astral box may appear in its place.

  • Note: Boxes are resistant to magic. Meleeing would be quicker even for a BLM.

The boxes may also drop other holiday items, such as:


Smallest Box Size compared to Mithra


Smallest Astral Box compared to small Tarutaru

Your Moogle can also "find" these items from a Dream Stocking, Dream Coffer or Dream Platter furnishing placed in your Mog House.

If you are in a party, and a party member destroys the smallest-size box and receives a Bell-themed gift token, everyone else in the party will also receive it. The other drops from the Astral Boxes are placed into the treasure pool.

The two smallest sizes are somewhat similar. The smallest box is slightly taller than a small Tarutaru, while the 2nd smallest is slightly taller than a large Tarutaru.

Dream Robe +1

To obtain the Dream Robe +1 you first need to have the normal quality item Dream Robe. This NQ item will drop from any box. Only when in possession of the Dream Robe you can turn in a Bell-themed gift token at the Moogle to obtain the HQ version. You may need to repeat this mini-quest several times. Before you turn in your key item to the Moogle, you must first have the NQ in your possession before you can obtain the HQ. There is also a possibility to obtain a Dream Bell from the Moogle. Note that, as with other event items, the game only checks your personal inventory, mog safe, mog storage, mog locker, mog satchel, Mog Sack, Mog Case, and Mog Wardrobe to determine whether you already have acquired an item. Event items stored with a storage NPC don't count as being in your possession, so you may obtain them again. It's best to retrieve all items out of NPC storage to ensure you aren't getting duplicates.

-If you have a gift token from the previous year's event and your Dream Robe is in event item storage, you may get one from the token. You may want to be sure to withdraw your robe before talking to any moogles if this is the case.

Lend the Moogles a Capable Adventurer's Hand!


Southern San d'Oria (H-9) / Northern San d'Oria (J-8)
Bastok Markets (G-8) / Bastok Mines (I-8)
Windurst Woods (H-11) / Windurst Waters, North (F-9)

There are two games here: one involves giving gifts to NPCs, the second involves trading cards with fellow adventurers! Both games yield food items, furnishings, and the gift token key items. You will only be able to do these mini-quests once per Vana'diel day (after 0:00 hours, Vana'diel time).

Gifts to NPCs

Talk to a Moogle to receive 4 holiday presents, and the names of 4 NPCs to deliver them to - these presents are not items in your inventory or key items, merely talking to the NPCs will give them the present. (Be advised that you can't change areas until completing all deliveries and reporting back to the starter Moogle.)

The Moogles are located in the following locations:

Windurst Waters, North (F-9)
Southern San d'Oria (H-9)
Bastok Mines (I-8) front of auction house

The names of the NPCs are:

After delivering the presents, talk the the starter Moogle again. You will receive a reward and a Snow-Themed Gift Token and either 10 random fireworks or other holiday items.

Holiday Item Rewards

Gift tokens can be traded to Moogles for prizes (see below).

Exchange cards with other Adventurers

Step 1: Speak to a start moogle in one of the following locations to receive a Cassiopeia Card:

Northern San d'Oria (J-8)
Windurst Woods (H-11)
Bastok Markets (G-8)

Step 2: Trade this card to another player of the specific sex and race as instructed by the Moogle.

Note: If party member and you are in the same zone, you will receive matching cards.

Step:3 That player then trades the Cassiopeia Card to the Moogle, receiving a Perseus Card signed with the name of the person they got the card from (ie. you) and a gift (event food, HQ crystals, Dream Boots).

Step 4: They trade the Perseus Card back to you, and you trade it to the Moogle for a gift (usually the Dream Boots) and a Star-Themed Gift Token. To obtain the Dream Boots +1, you must already be wearing the NQ Dream Boots, which may be purchased from a moogle event vendor.

Be Sure the player understands they are to trade the Perseus Card back to you.
if you trade successfully, unsuccessfully or drop a card the moogle will not give you another one until the next game day.

The Gift of a Child's Laughter! (Smilebringers)


Northern San d'Oria (J-9)
Bastok Mines (I-9)
Windurst Waters, North (F-5)
  • You will lose an amount of holiday fame every time you use this teleport service. This fame may be replenished in the same manner as above.
Once you have full fame, you cannot trade any fireworks to the children, thus enabling you to know when you can obtain the Dream Hat +1.
  • Fame level messages in ascending order:
  • "You've done some good. You just need to give a little extra effort!"
  • "You have done fairly well. Keep it up!"
  • "You have given the children much joy! You make a good smilebringer."
  • "You have brought smile upon smile to the children! Excellent work!"
  • "You have the children bursting with glee! Stupendous job!"
  • "The children love you! Even I think you're great!"

TO MAX OUT: Give one Child a Present from the Smile Bringer, and then hand out 20 Fireworks (One child will stop accepting them after 14, but you wont be maxed so give the other child the other 6) [DONE IN WINDURST]

Dream Hat +1

To obtain the Dream Hat +1, put any of the City trees (bought from the Dream Hat vendor) in your Mog House. You will need to max your Holiday Children fame (highest fame from smilebringer will be "The children love you. Even I think you're Great!").

After meeting the above conditions, talk to your Moogle, who will give you a Special Present. Go outside your Mog House and use the present from your inventory and you will get the Dream Hat +1 in your inventory. Note: Waiting until after Japanese Midnight may or may not be required, refer to Discussion page for details.

What to do with Gift Tokens

Speak to a Moogle with the gift token in your possession. You must not have a Cassiopeia Card in your inventory.

The moogles are found in the following locations:

Windurst Waters near exit to West Sarutabaruta
Windurst Woods near exit to East Sarutabaruta
Southern San d'Oria (K-9)
Northern San d'Oria (D-8)
Bastok Markets in front of the fountain.
Bastok Mines (I-9), next to Christina.

Snow-themed tokens will give you one of the following items (random):

Star-themed tokens will give you one of the following items (random):

Bell-themed tokens will give you one of the following items (random):

Dream Bell +1

Dream bell plus 1

Speak to any of the above moogles with a Dream Bell, a Bell-themed gift token, a Star-Themed Gift Token, and a Snow-Themed Gift Token in your inventory/key items. You'll be given a choice to trade in all 3 tokens or a single token. Choose all 3 to get the Dream Bell or Dream Bell +1. Notes: - You will get a NQ Dream Bell if you do not already have one in your inventory. - After obtaining the Dream Bell +1, on subsequent trades of all 3 Tokens, you will receive 1 of each of the following: Candy Cane, Candy Ring, and a Roast Turkey.

You receive gifts automatically when talking to one of these Moogles with one or two gift tokens in your possession.

Smilebringer Boot Camp

This mini-game is a race on foot. Run and talk to each smile helper checkpoint and return to the smilebringer to complete the race. Smile helpers are marked on your map upon starting the race. Beat the time limit and win a prize. (This game is available all year, see the dedicated page for the new rules and prizes outside of Starlight.)


Starter NPCs




Locations & Time Limits





  • There are no level restrictions. Monsters in the zone will aggro you under normal circumstances.
  • The smile helpers will give you flee effect when spoken to.
    • You can not receive flee again from the same smile helper.
  • Leave enough smile helpers between checkpoints so that you don't lose your flee effect. This is very important if you want the fastest time.
  • If you do not arrive at the smile helper before your flee effect wears off (30 seconds), they will sometimes not give you flee again until you have reached the next smile helper.
    • You do not have to beat the fastest time, only the initial smilebringer fastest time.
    • If you lose the flee effect your chances of completing the run within the initial smile bringer fastest time is nil.
  • You can use the flee effect given by smile helpers (from previous runs) to get a head start on your next run. All movement speed enhancing abilities and spells and gear do take effect.
  • There are no prerequisite items to get the Snow Bunny Hat +1. You do not have to receive the NQ Snow Bunny Hat first.
  • There is no extra reward for beating all 3 fastest times of each tier. Repeated attempts give basic rewards.
  • Two of the NPCs in Advanced areas will move, but will still be targetable and within range of the marker.
    • Advanced run tip: With the new Wide Scan for all jobs, choose the wandering NPC you have the hardest time finding to track since only 1 can be tracked at a time.
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