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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 Festival 2019[edit]

The New Life Festival 2019 will run from December 19, 2019 to January 2, 2020. It will be the first opportunity to earn the Pure-Snow Berries of Ripeness for the Pure-Snow Indrik evolution. The event will also include a new Skaal Explorer Style that is obtained from the Deep Winter Charity Writ.

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.

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.

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."

One notable addition was 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.

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:

Evening Star Rewards[edit]

December 2018 Daily Rewards associated with the festival include:

Furnishing Items[edit]

The following 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 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 15, 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:

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]


  • 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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