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The New Life Festival is a holiday event that typically takes place in the month of December and January. During this event players can obtain a 100% XP buff and the opportunity to acquire a collection of New Life Festival-themed items. The festival also has a special quest associated with it, named The New Life Festival, which repeats every year. Completing the quest gives you Breda's Magnificent Mead Mug memento, which grants double XP for two hours when used. A notable feature of the event is the inclusion of the New Life Festival Box — special reward containers that grant players various event-themed items.

For background information on the festival, see the lore page.

New Life Festival Box[edit]

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This box contains gifts that many celebrants would find of interest.

For completing a subsequent daily quest, you will receive one New Life Festival Box. Each Festival Box contains a guaranteed sample of Wolfsbane Incense, as well as a selection of items related to the New Life Festival. This includes unique recipes, provisioning ingredients, Skinchanger motif pages, or rare collectibles. All of these items can be traded with other players. Rewards vary slightly each year as detailed below.


New Life Festival Boxes can be obtained as a quest reward from Breda at the revelers' tent, just south of Windhelm. Each quest can be completed once a day, granting a maximum of 9 boxes per day, per character.

Completing all nine activities unlocks the New Life Cerulean dye. In addition, activating Breda's Magnificent Mead Mug memento or drinking Breda's Magnificent Mead from the keg near Breda will net you double XP for two hours.

New Life Charity Writs[edit]

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"A direct request for a dozen simple furnishings, from the Orsinium Home for Displaced Children. Once accepted, this contract cannot be traded or sold. Completing 12 New Life Charity Writs will award you the Crystalfrost Skin."

New Life Festival Boxes have a chance to contain New Life Charity Writs — special Master Writs that requested a dozen simple furnishings, such as a Rough Bowl, Common or Stool, Carved. The blueprints, patterns and schematics for these furnishings could be bought from Crafting Vendors. Charity Writs could be obtained from New Life Festival Boxes, although the drop rate was relatively low. Completing 12 New Life Charity Writs unlocked the Crystalfrost skin. See the main page for details.

Deep Winter Charity Writs[edit]

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"A direct request for a dozen simple furnishings, for communities in the coldest reaches of Tamriel. Once accepted, this contract cannot be traded or sold. Each Deep Winter Charity Writ completed will provide a Skaal Explorer Style Page, for use or trade."

One notable addition for 2019 was Deep Winter Charity Writs, which can also be found in New Life Festival Boxes. Similar to Charity Writs, they also request a number of furnishings or provisions to be crafted. Each writ completed grants a page from the Skaal Explorer Style. See the main page for details.

New Life Festival 2020[edit]

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December 21January 2, 2021

The New Life Festival returns for testing! This year, however, we have some special treats for you…

  • First, we’re introducing the long-requested Imperial New Life Quest, celebrating the Imperial tradition of the Old Life Remembrance.
  • As always, the first New Life quest you complete each day will award you Event Tickets (3, this year), and any completed New Life quests will award you a New Life Festival Box.
    • This box contains an assortment of valuable and flavorful items, along with a chance for motif pages, style pages, furnishings, or special charity writs.
    • The charity writs from years prior to 2019 are now sunset; if you have those writs, you can still complete them, they just won’t drop anymore. However, this year there are several new Imperial Charity Writs which, along with the Deep Winter Charity Writs that still drop, all count toward prior achievements involving these writs.
  • Completing an Imperial Charity Writ will reward you a random page from this year’s wintry weapon selection, the Rkindaleft Dwemer style.
  • Lastly, the Impresario has brought back ALL of 2020’s Indriks berries and feathers for your pursuit, and will sell Rkindaleft Dwemer weapon style pages for 5 tickets each.

New Life Festival 2019[edit]

New Life Festival 2019

The New Life Festival 2019 ran from December 19, 2019 to January 2, 2020. The event and rewards were almost identical to the previous year, focused around completing daily quests from Breda. It was the first opportunity to earn the Pure-Snow Berries of Ripeness from The Impresario, used to create the Pure-Snow Indrik evolution. In addition to new berry, the Impresario stocked all previous Indrik berries and feathers for all types of Indrik.

The event also included the new Skaal Explorer Style that can be obtained from the Deep Winter Charity Writs.

Event Tickets[edit]

Players could receive two Event Tickets each day by completing one New Life Festival daily quest. Because of the postponement of the Undaunted Celebration Event, three additional event tickets per account per day could also be earned by killing any type of boss, giving a grand total of 75 possible tickets by the end of the event.

2019 New Life Festival Box Loot[edit]

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The drops from New Life Festival Boxes in the 2019 event were identical to the 2018 event drops, including New Life Charity Writs, Skinchanger motif chapters, New Life food and drink recipes, New Life hats, costumes and mementos. The 2019 festival introduced the following new items:

Furnishing Items[edit]

The following festival-themed furnishing items can be bought from Heralda Garscroft in Elden Root, Wayrest, Mournhold or Vivec City if the associated achievement is unlocked.

New Life Festival 2018[edit]

"Earn bonus rewards, get double XP, and celebrate the end of the year in style during the New Life Festival. Learn about all the quests, collectibles, Achievements, and more you can enjoy during this end-of-year event!"
New Life Festival 2018

The New Life Festival 2018 ran from December 13, 2018 to January 2, 2019. The event is similar to the previous year, but with the addition of new ice-themed skin, hats, furnishings and collectibles. New Life Charity Writs were also introduced during this event.

The 2018 festival was the fourth opportunity for players to work towards obtaining the Nascent Indrik mount. During the event, the Opaline Indrik Feather was introduced and could be purchased with ten Event Tickets, which players can acquire from completing daily quests from Breda. Completing any quest rewarded players with one Event Ticket per account per day.

2018 New Life Festival Box Loot[edit]

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The drops from New Life Festival Boxes in the 2018 event were identical to the 2017 event drops, including Skinchanger motif chapters, New Life food and drink recipes New Life hats, costumes and mementos. The 2018 festival introduced the following new items:

Crown Store Exclusives[edit]


Prior to and during the festival, many event-themed items were on sale in the Crown Store:

Enchanted Snow Globe Home[edit]

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"Get small to go large: this miniature Snow Globe Home is tiny on the outside but expansive on the inside, proving shrunken real estate is a big bargain! And to make the interior cozier, the exterior features an eternally-festive gentle snowfall. Magical!"

The Enchanted Snow Globe Home will be available to purchase for the first time.





Evening Star Rewards[edit]

December 2018 Daily Rewards associated with the festival include:

New Life Festival 2017[edit]

"Celebrate the end of another fantastic year in The Elder Scrolls Online with the New Life Festival. This merry event returns with a host of fun quests and festive holiday rewards for all. Find out below how you can celebrate New Life with us and earn free XP-boosting collectibles, acquire style materials and pages, unlock unique furnishings, and more!"
New Life Festival 2017

The 2017 New Life Festival ran from December 14, 2017, until January 2, 2018. Similar to the New Life Festival of 2016, this event featured the chance to earn New Life Boxes by completing daily quests. Drops from New Life Boxes included a new motif, special themed recipes, and furniture.

2017 New Life Festival Box Loot[edit]

The drops from New Life Festival Boxes in the 2017 event were identical to the 2016 event drops, but with the addition of new furnishing items and runebox mementos:

Furnishing Items[edit]


New Life Festival 2016[edit]

"We're wrapping up an exciting year in Tamriel by celebrating the New Life Festival! This event is filled with quests that take you across different zones, and you have a chance to obtain fun and festive rewards."
New Life Festival 2016

The 2016 New Life Festival ran from December 15, 2016 and lasted until January 4, 2017. By completing the daily quests offered during this festival, players were able to find Skinchanger Style motifs, learn New Life Festival recipes, participate in parties for each Alliance race, and obtain exclusive collectibles. Completing the initial quest awarded the memento Breda's Bottomless Mead Mug, which could be activated repeatedly throughout the event to grant your character a 100% XP boost for two hours.

2016 New Life Festival Box Loot[edit]



Appearance Items[edit]



  • Partaking in the New Life Festival will unlock several Holiday Events achievements. Unlocking all achievements will reward you with the "Magnanimous" title.

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