Final Fantasy XIV’s Starlight Celebration Brings Holiday Cheer and a Flying Santa Bear Mount

Like every year the Starlight Celebration will extend the Holiday spirit in Eorzea, uniting Final Fantasy XIV players with gifts and happy thoughts.

on December 12, 2017 6:03 AM

Every year, Final Fantasy XIV players around the world get into the Holiday mood with the traditional Starlight Celebration.

The seasonal event is basically the game’s version of Christmas, with its own lore and legends that expand pretty much each year.

This year’s celebration will begin on December 15th, and end on December 31st. As usual, there will be a questline starting at the amphitheater in Gridania, received from NPC Amh Garanjy. The requirement will be level 15.

This time around we get no outfits, with the main reward being a flying bear mount dressed like Santa that can throw presents which explode in sparkling snowflakes on impact. On top of that, we get two Kugane-style tabletop decorations, a mini-Christmas three, a lovely poster, and an orchestrion roll (presumably featuring the absolutely adorable Starlight Celebration theme by Nobuo Uematsu, that has been preserved since 1.0).

You can check out all the prizes below. If you want to learn more about the game, you can enjoy our recent interview with Naoki Yoshida, and our review of the Stormblood expansion.

Final Fantasy XIV is currently available for PS4 and PC.

Like every year, permit me to end my annual Starlight Celebration post, with a small reminder of that year in which we had no Starlight Celebration. It’s not only a nod to my personal nostalgia but also a fond reminder of just how far this game has come.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.