Halloween has arrived in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Throughout October, players can collect seasonal furniture, grow pumpkins, collect candy, and finally Trick-or-Treat on their respective islands for a virtual spooky experience.
Stocking up on spooky decorations
In this season, there are many ways to get Halloween-themed items. For DIY recipes (crafting recipes for making furniture), go to the villagers' homes and they may give you a recipe. You can also pop balloons with your slingshot to open gift boxes.
You can buy a limited-time spooky item per day at Nook's Cranny, such as an eerie lantern set or a gorgeous arch with twisting branches.
Snagging candy for Halloween night
Every day, you can buy candy from Nook's Cranny for 120 bells each, though you can only buy it once a day. Fortunately, you can get around this restriction by visiting a friend's island and buying candy there too. It's best to stock up early so you can reap all the rewards when Halloween comes.
By Halloween night, you can gain candy for free by Trick-or-Treating at your villagers' homes. You have to wear a costume (these are purchasable at Able Sisters all month), and enter their house and speak to them. If you run out of candy, don't worry, you can trick-or-treat again after a while.
Or, you can scare villagers into giving you two pieces of candy each if you dress like Jack, who wears a dark robe and a huge pumpkin on his head. (he will give you his costume in exchange for two candy.)
Halloween night starts at 5 pm and ends by midnight.
In ACNH, reactions (i.e. emotes) are one of the main ways to interact with friends, and there is a new batch of them this Halloween. You'll have to wait until October 31st, on that day, you can approach your villagers to receive new haunt and scare reactions.
Growing a pumpkin patch
You can take advantage of this seasonal event to grow your pumpkins, whether for show or more practical use.
These seeds can be planted on your island, and will take four days to grow the first time and two days for future regrowing. Once grown, you can harvest your pumpkins (these appear in random colors, including green, yellow, white and orange). Only orange pumpkins can be used for DIY recipes to make spooky furniture. Make sure you water pumpkins regularly for the best results - the more you tend to them, the more you will harvest at once.
Now it is time to prepare for Halloween in Animal Crossing New Horizons. If you want to decorate your island with Halloween-themed items, buying something you like with ACNH Bells!