Animal Crossing: New Horizons update adds Leif’s Garden Shop, a museum art gallery, and four new seasonal events

A big new update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons will arrive on Thursday 23rd April, adding new special characters and support for not one, not two, but four seasonal events through the rest of April and into June.

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Leif and Jolly Redd will both join the list of special characters that can come visit your island, bringing a special shop to visit or giving you a little challenge to take on. Leif’s Garden Shop will sell a variety of plants, including shrubs (for returning bushes) and flower seeds. Meanwhile, Jolly Redd will show up in his boat to sell art (which might be forged) and unique furniture colours that aren’t available in Nook’s Cranny. Those artworks can be donated to the island museum to open an art gallery for paintings and sculptures.

There’s also four new limited-time events over the next few months:

  • Nature Day (23rd April 23 – 4th May) – During the Nature Day period, special Nook Miles challenges will be available that focus on nature-inspired goals, such as planting trees and watering flowers.
  • May Day Tour (1st – 7th May) – In the first week of May, players can use a one-time May Day Ticket at the island airport to head out on a limited-time tour to an island that looks different than the usual mystery island tours. A special visitor who looks familiar might also be there…
  • International Museum Day (18th – 31st May) – To celebrate International Museum Day, players can take part in a Stamp Rally. After receiving a special stamp card, players can enjoy viewing fish, insects and fossils while collecting stamps at the various museum exhibits to earn an in-game reward.
  • Wedding Season (1st – 30th June) – During a nuptial-themed June, players can visit Harvey’s island to meet the married couple Reese and Cyrus, as well as help arrange and take anniversary photos with them in the wedding-picture studio. Players will get wedding-themed items as a token of the couple’s gratitude.

It’s going to be a big update and a sign of things to come. Hopefully none of the events will outstay their welcome quite as much as the egg infestation of Bunny Day did in early April…

Source: press release

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