|New Year’s Soba & New Year’s Party|
|Details||NY Soba||NY Party|
|Date||Winter 30th (annual)||Spring 1st (annual)|
|Time||6:00 PM to 12:00 AM||12:00 AM to 4:00 AM|
|Prizes||Buckwheat Flour, Friendship Points||Friendship Points|
Whenever the New Year rolls around and Mineral Town prepares for a fresh start in Spring, there are two separate festivals that take place around the village.
The New Year’s Soba takes place on New Year’s Eve, the evening of Winter 30th.
The New Year’s Party starts after midnight and takes off into the morning of the following day.
You can only join one festival, since there’s a time conflict between the Soba and the Party. Skipping either one won’t have any negative consequences, but the Soba will have an exclusive prize that you can’t get if you attend the Party.
There are no special requirements to be able to attend the New Year’s festivals. All you need to do is to show up and enjoy the event.
To get to the New Year’s Soba in Rose Plaza, head east from the path above your farm until you reach the very end, and go up.
If you decide to join the New Year’s Soba, make sure you have an extra slot in your backpack so you can take home some Buckwheat Flour with you.
The New Year’s Party takes place at the summit of Mother’s Hill after midnight. To get to the Summit, follow the path below your farm leading south. Follow it all the way, then turn west, go up the stairs in front of the Hot Spring, and continue up until you cross the bridge to hike up Mother’s Hill.
After you enter the venue of your choice, the festival will immediately start.
New Year’s Soba
At the New Year’s Soba, you’ll find Carter, Duke, Gotts, Jeff, Manna, Ran, Sasha, and Thomas waiting for you in the Plaza.
You can go around the area first and interact with everyone before starting the feast.
Once you’re ready, you can talk to Mayor Thomas at the head of the table to start eating.
The soba noodles are supposed to attract good luck for the following year.
You’ll wake up the next day at 6:00 AM once you exit the plaza. As a gift for attending the Soba, 9 bags of Buckwheat Flour will be automatically added to your inventory.
New Year’s Party
When you enter the Summit on the eve of Spring 1st, you’ll find Anna, Basil, Cliff, Dudley, Gray, Marie, and Saibara waiting for the sunrise.
To trigger the main event, talk to each of the villagers present.
Tip: Cliff will not be there if he has left Mineral Town.
After watching the sunrise, you’ll return to your farmhouse and wake up to the new year on Spring 1st.
Prizes & Gifts
1. Buckwheat Flour (Soba only)
This rare ingredient will be gifted to you after you attend the New Year’s Soba. It can be difficult to find Buckwheat Flour during the remainder of the year, so make sure to stock up on this item when you have the chance.
Buckwheat Flour is used to make Zaru Soba, a basic noodle that is the base for many recipes.
|Zaru Soba||Buckwheat Flour||Rolling Pin, Pot, Knife|
2. Extra Friendship Points
Attending either festival will earn you +5 FP with the villagers present.
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
- SoS: FoMT New Year’s Soba & New Year’s Party Events