What Changed With the Winter 2016 Update? (December 6th)

The Winter 2016 event has just started! As most of you know by now, every update not only brings new content but also changes to many other aspects of the game. From prices to appearance, task lengths to requirements, any part of the game is subject to change and many changes affect every player. Follow us right after the jump for the list of all of the changes.

The app icon, the splash screen and the friend visit’s icon were changed to new ones for the event.

The whole game was changed to winter theme, and a winter wind blows now as ambience sound.


Snow was added on friend screen and in friend towns however no snow is falling in own town.

The decorations limit was increased from 9100 to 9200.

The town center was set to Springfield Henge.

Event Leaderboard was added.


Event Daily Challenges were added.


Christmas Mansion’s name was changed to Festive Wolfcastle Mansion.

Wolfcastle Mansion Decorated

Squeaky-voiced Teens & Molemen was changed to Squeaky-Voiced Teens & Molemen.


La Belle Frottage’s task is now premium.


Casino Nessie, Stampy and Street Cleaner can now go on Cobblestone too.


Tortoises can now go on Dirt and Cobblestone.


Insanity Cauldron minigame won’t change other item skins anymore.

Gabbo and Arthur’s Have a Conversation with Himself won’t use an occupied location anymore.


Baby Gerald, Kearney’s Other Son, Patches and Poor Violet and White Witch Burns’ jobs now payout premium.


Baby Gerald was set to be permanent in the store from December 18th if the user starts The End of the Beginning Pt. 6 and has unlocked the Winter 2016 store.

Two-Storey Outhouse now has 2.25% Bonus $ and XP.

Two-Story Outhouse

A set of craftable Two-Storey Outhouse, Windmill and Chicken Coup were created, without the Bonus $ and XP that the premium ones have.

Big Jashmed Pt. 1 now requires Jay to be unlocked to start.


Building Claus Co. now yields 90 XP instead of 60.


Placing “Christmas” Totem now yields 10 XP.

Holiday Totem Pole

King Winter’s Cave Bonus $ and XP was raised from 1.5% to 4.5%.

King Winters Cave

Placing Festive Light Plunger now yields 55 XP instead of 55 and now costs 55 Donuts.

Festive Light Plunger

Festive Light Plunger Bonus $ and XP was raised from 0.75% to 2.25%.

Building Ski Chalet now yields 80 XP instead of 10.


Building Xmas Threes Slightly Irregular now yields 60 XP instead of 10.


Building Gingerbread Mansion now yields 140 XP instead of 10, its task is now premium and is now fully upgraded.


Building Best Snowman Ever now yields 80 XP instead of 10, its task is now premium and is now fully upgraded.


Building Exotic Petting Zoo now yields 70 XP instead of 10, its task is now premium and is now fully upgraded.


Placing Giant Outdoor Fireplace now yields 35 XP and has 1% Bonus $ and XP.


Placing Fancy Igloo now yields 20 XP and has 0.5% Bonus $ and XP.


Bramble Hedge and Biohazard Wall orientation was changed.


Sebastian Cobb’s job Tinker with the Monorail is now animated.


The Monorail Tunnel inventory icon was changed.


Burns’ Summer Mansion was changed.


Krustyland Shuttle and the bear in the Bear Cave are now animated.


Due to the snow look, M’nthster disappeared from the Sunken Temple.


Due to the snow, Sequence Fountains are now out of sync.


Join us next time for more info on this event, happy tapping!


12 thoughts on “What Changed With the Winter 2016 Update? (December 6th)

  1. OMG. It’s so hard to find the gnome… Blecause my Springfield is so big… Any tricks, please?


    1. Activate the arrow and follow it

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  2. It only took a year but my bear cave is animated. Next year I expect it animated when tapped on. πŸ™‚


  3. Tapatapatapa 12/07/2016 — 02:18

    Is there a new animation for the Krustyland shuttle or is that an old change I’ve only just noticed?
    Krusty’s eyes go round and his head bobs.


  4. What is this monorail icon change? Mine doesn’t look like that. Where do I find that?


    1. it’s the tunnel but it’s just if you store it


  5. Alejo Rodriguez 12/07/2016 — 00:50

    I love your blog, it’s great and it’s very informative. I am from Argentina and would like to know how to view the game files.

    Of course, thanks πŸ™‚

    As for the event, I love it, i played LSTO more than a year ago, and i can say that this is one of my favorite events.

    (sorry for my bad English)


    1. sorry but that info can’t be disclosed. and it’s also complicate to


  6. I found white witch burns and king winter to have event currency jobs, anybody find others?


    1. Nope.


  7. No land expansion this holiday.


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