The Sims Freeplay- The Secret Winter Wonderland Seasonal Quest


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THIS QUEST IS OVER
The Secret Winter Wonderland Quest is back on the 27th February, it was last available as the 2015 Christmas Quest. You have 12 days to complete this quest to unlock the gingerbread house template. Each day there are a set of goals to complete to unlock icy furniture so there are 12 sets of goals to complete before the time is up.

If you completed this last time you will not get this quest again, if you started it last time but didn’t complete it you probably will have to start from the beginning this time (although so many of the times have increased a lot since it was last available so they have made it even harder to complete!)

You have to wait between completing each set so you complete one set per day, after completing a set you have to wait for a certain amount of time before being able to continue with the quest unless you are behind then you will move straight onto the next set once you have completed the previous.

Watch my step by step walkthrough video of this quest here


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First Set – Second Set – Third Set – Fourth Set – Fifth Set – Sixth Set – Seventh Set –Eighth Set – Ninth Set – Tenth Set – Eleventh Set – Twelfth Set Prizes Gingerbread House


Times may vary depending on the star rating an item has.

First Set: Complete to unlock ice themed floors, walls and roofs

  • Call a sim (on the phone, select Discuss Christmas lights)- 48 seconds

  • Buy a reindeer light (outdoor decorations section)

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  • Turn reindeer light on- 30 seconds

  • Check the hum in a refrigerator- 8 seconds

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  • Check a refrigerator again- 3 hours 40 minutes

FIRST SET IS COMPLETE

  • Wait for day 2 (come back tomorrow for the next set of goals, you need to wait a certain amount of time to start the next set, the time depends on when you completed the first set) NOTE: you will not get this goal if you are behind in completing the goals, it will go straight to the next goal once you complete the first set)

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Second Set: Complete to unlock ice themed dining table, chairs and candelabras

  • Investigate the snow- 1 minute (x by front of house)

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  • Have 2 sims in the same house
  • Have a snowball fight- 15 minutes (select interaction between two sims)

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  • Investigate the shadow- 1 hour 15 minutes (x by front of house)

  • Say hello to the Spirte- 10 minutes

  • Ask Spirte what’s happening- 2 hours 15 minutes

  • Place Icy Wallpaper- Purple Frost from wall section of home store

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  • Place Icy Flooring- Frosted Glaze from floor section of home store

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  • Check for the portal- 2 hours 40 minutes (fridge)

  • Set fridge to coldest- 7 hours

SECOND SET IS COMPLETE

  • Wait for day 3 (come back tomorrow for the next set of goals, you need to wait a certain amount of time to start the next set, the time depends on when you completed the second set) NOTE: you will not get this goal if you are behind in completing the goals, it will go straight to the next goal once you complete the second set)

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Third Set: Complete to unlock ice themed windows and doors

  • Check for portal- 7 seconds (fridge)

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  • Take it all in- 5 minutes (click on item at the ice palace)

  • Examine the ice palace archway- 45 minutes

  • Ask Spirtes about pickaxe- 1 hour 15 minutes

  • Find the pickaxe- 1 minute (location can be seen in the picture below)

  • Chip away at the archway ice- 3 hours 15 minutes

  • Meet the Ice Queen- 1 minute

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  • Receive antifreeze spray- 4 hours 15 minutes (Ice Queen)

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THIRD SET IS COMPLETE

  • Wait for day 4 (come back tomorrow for the next set of goals, you need to wait a certain amount of time to start the next set, the time depends on when you completed the third set) NOTE: you will not get this goal if you are behind in completing the goals, it will go straight to the next goal once you complete the third set)

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Fourth Set: Complete to unlock ice themed coffee table and bookcase

  • Talk to the Ice Queen- 1 minute (travel to ice palace using the fridge)

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  • Try the door to Jacks room- 5 minutes

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  • Ask about Jack’s room- 1 hour 15 minutes (talk to Sprite)

  • Look at the bridge- 2 hours 15 minutes (click on X)

  • Ask Sprites about snow belt- 3 hours 35 minutes

  • Find the snow belt in the park- 1 minute (thinking man statue)

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  • Give the snow Spirtes the belt- 1 hour 15 minutes (at the ice palace)

  • Use the snow generator- 4 hours 55 minutes

  • Test the bridge- 7 hours 15 minutes

FOURTH SET IS COMPLETE

  • Wait for day 5 (come back tomorrow for the next set of goals, you need to wait a certain amount of time to start the next set, the time depends on when you completed the fourth set) NOTE: you will not get this goal if you are behind in completing the goals, it will go straight to the next goal once you complete the fourth set)

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Fifth Set: Complete to unlock ice themed sofas

  • Look for the snowman- 2 minutes (click on the x)

  • Ask Sprites about the snowman- 1 hour 15 minutes

  • Roll a ball of snow at the ice palace- 2 hours 15 minutes (click on the x)

  • Roll a small ball of snow at the palace- 4 hours 15 minutes (click on the x) (how does it take longer to roll a smaller ball?!)

  • Choose a snowman nose- 25 seconds (click on the sprite and select any option)

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  • Place the nose on the snowman- 10 hours 15 minutes

  • Turn on a firepit (if you don’t have a firepit you need to buy one from the outdoor decorations section and place it at one of your sims houses to turn on)

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FIFTH SET IS COMPLETE

  • Wait for day 6 (come back tomorrow for the next set of goals, you need to wait a certain amount of time to start the next set, the time depends on when you completed the fifth set) NOTE: you will not get this goal if you are behind in completing the goals, it will go straight to the next goal once you complete the fifth set)

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Sixth Set: Complete to unlock ice themed bathroom items

  • Knit a scarf on a couch- 12 minutes (select the colour you want)

  • Travel to the ice palace- 7 seconds (fridge)
  • Put the scarf on the snowman- 45 minutes

  • Look under a bed for a hat- 1 hour

  • Choose a hat for the snowman- 48 seconds (select any hat option)

  • Put the snowman’s hat on- 1 minute

  • Say hello to the snowman- 3 hours 15 minutes

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  • Speak to the Ice Queen- 4 hours 15 minute
  • Dance for the snowman- 8 hours 15 minutes

SIXTH SET IS COMPLETE

  • Wait for day 7 (come back tomorrow for the next set of goals, you need to wait a certain amount of time to start the next set, the time depends on when you completed the sixth set) NOTE: you will not get this goal if you are behind in completing the goals, it will go straight to the next goal once you complete the sixth set)

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Seventh Set: Complete to unlock ice themed counters

  • Say hello to the snowman- 1 minute
  • Ask the snowman where Jack’s key is- 2 minutes
  • Build up the snowman’s confidence- 10 minutes (choose ‘your spirit is strength’ or ‘kindness is strength!’)

  • Build up the snowman’s confidence- 1 hours 15 minute (choose ‘you’d even look good naked or ‘your scarf looks suave!’)

  • Build up the snowman’s confidence- 2 hours 15 minutes (I don’t know if it matters which option you choose although ‘Jack needs our help’ is the only positive one!)

  • Tap Jacks room door- 1 second

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  • Find Jacks wand- 4 hours 15 minutes (look in the wardrobe)

  • Show snow globe to the Ice Queen- 11 hours 15 minutes

SEVENTH SET IS COMPLETE

  • Wait for day 8 (come back tomorrow for the next set of goals, you need to wait a certain amount of time to start the next set, the time depends on when you completed the seventh set) NOTE: you will not get this goal if you are behind in completing the goals, it will go straight to the next goal once you complete the seventh set)

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Eighth Set: Complete to unlock an ice themed fridge

  • Form a plan with the Queen- 2 minutes
  • Go to a sims home (use portal to get back)

  • Collect tree frost- 30 minutes (from a tree)

  • Rinse magic frost in a sink- 12 minutes

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  • Take frost to the Ice Queen- 2 hours 15 minutes (use fridge to get back to ice palace)

  • Watch the Christmas forest lights- 6 hours 16 minutes

  • Speak with the Ice Queen- 10 hours 15 minutes

EIGHTH SET IS COMPLETE

  • Wait for day 9 (come back tomorrow for the next set of goals, you need to wait a certain amount of time to start the next set, the time depends on when you completed the eighth set) NOTE: you will not get this goal if you are behind in completing the goals, it will go straight to the next goal once you complete the eighth set)

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Ninth Set: Complete to unlock ice themed stove and fire pit

  • Recruit a snow Sprite- 4 minutes

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  • Reassure a snow Sprite- 30 minutes (I chose ‘you’re much smarter’)

  • Go to the park
  • Find Jack in the park: you will find Jack in the thinking man statue- 1 hour 15 minutes

  • Get encouraged by snow Sprites- 2 hours 15 minutes

  • Tap the park thinking man statue with the wand- 3 seconds
  • Plead with Jack- 45 minutes

  • Ask snow Sprites for a distraction- 4 hours 15 minutes

  • Sneak up on Jack- 1 second (if blue footprints appear try having your sim move away from Jack before selecting the task or send a sim to the ice palace, they should follow then go back to the park)

 

  • Build a fire to defrost the snow sprites- 11 hours 25 minutes (click on x)

 

NINTH SET IS COMPLETE

  • Wait for day 10 (come back tomorrow for the next set of goals, you need to wait a certain amount of time to start the next set, the time depends on when you completed the ninth set) NOTE: you will not get this goal if you are behind in completing the goals, it will go straight to the next goal once you complete the ninth set)

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Tenth Set: Complete to unlock ice themed dressers

  • Check on the snow Sprites- 2 minutes (in the park)

  • Go to the ice palace (using a fridge)
  • Speak to the Ice Queen- 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Use the snow machine- 4 hours 15 minutes

  • Get another firepit (4000 from the outdoor section)

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  • Turn on the fire pit
  • Return to the ice palace
  • Speak to the Ice Queen- 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Build the Ice Queen’s strength- 9 hours 15 minutes (click on Sprite)

TENTH SET IS COMPLETE

  • Wait for day 11 (come back tomorrow for the next set of goals, you need to wait a certain amount of time to start the next set, the time depends on when you completed the tenth set) NOTE: you will not get this goal if you are behind in completing the goals, it will go straight to the next goal once you complete the tenth set)

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Eleventh Set: Complete to unlock ice themed bedroom items

  • Check on the Ice Queen- 1 minute
  • Go to the park
  • Call to Jack- 10 minutes

  • Listen to the Ice Queen’s plan- 30 minutes

  • Ask the Ice Queen to fire- 10 minutes

  • Build power with the Queen in the park- 2 hours 15 minutes (on the x)

  • Ask Jack what he is doing- 4 hours 15 minutes

  • Tell the Queen about Jack- 6 hours 15 minutes

  • Admire the moment- 8 hours 15 minutes

ELEVENTH SET IS COMPLETE

  • Wait for day 12 (come back tomorrow for the final set of goals, you need to wait a certain amount of time to start the next set, the time depends on when you completed the eleventh set) NOTE: you will not get this goal if you are behind in completing the goals, it will go straight to the next goal once you complete the eleventh set)

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Twelfth Set: complete this FINAL set to unlock the gingerbread house (you won’t be able to get the gingerbread house if you don’t complete in the time limit)

  • Go to the ice palace (fridge)
  • Investigate- 1 hour 15 minutes (click on x)

  • Party at the ice palace- 2 hours 16 minutes (click on the ice queen) it does say you can invite more sims but can be completed with just one sim

  • Thank the Ice Queen- 8 hours 15 minutes

  • Hug the Ice Queen goodbye- 10 hours 15 minutes

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  • Leave the ice palace (use the portal)

QUEST IS COMPLETE!

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If you completed this quest in the time limit you will be able to build the Gingerbread House in your Simtown, keep reading for information and pictures of all the prizes you unlock in this quest

You cannot complete this quest or earn the prizes once the quest is over

Watch my step by step video of this quest here:

 


Prizes

First Set: Ice Themed Walls, Floors and Roofs

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Second Set: Ice Themed Dining Table, Chairs and Candelabras

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Third Set: Ice Themed Windows, Doors and Stairs

Fourth Set: Ice Themed Coffee Table and Bookcase

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Fifth Set: Ice Themed Sofas

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Sixth Set: Ice Themed Toilet, Sink and Bath

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Seventh Set: Ice Themed Kitchen Counters and Sink

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Sink can be found in the kitchen section

Eighth Set: Ice Themed Fridge

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Ninth Set: Ice Themed Stove and Fire Pit

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Tenth Set: Ice Themed Dressers

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Eleventh Set: Ice Themed Beds and Bedside Table

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Twelfth Set: Gingerbread House

The gingerbread house can now be built on a standard or premium house lot, the first one is free after this the price varies depending on how many other houses you have built in your town. The house on both lots is exactly the same, the only difference is there are more candy cane trees in the premium garden:

Watch my house tour of the Gingerbread House here:



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31 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- The Secret Winter Wonderland Seasonal Quest

  1. Hello Weightless Magic,
    I haven’t done this event before because I started playing after it was last offered, but I do have a gingerbread house available to me that I believe I purchased with LPS from the online store. I’m wondering whether this event will be available to me since I already have the grand prize, even though I don’t have any of the other prizes. I’m also curious as to whether I will receive a second gingerbread house free for finishing the event and also whether it would be advisable to build the one I purchased in order to perhaps receive a second one free. Can you shed any light on my concerns.
    I also want to tell you how wonderful your site is. It really helps in planning how to finish the events and quests within the allowed times. Please keep up the great work! Your efforts are very much appreciated by many simmers.
    Kathleen

    • I contacted the makers about this and the reply I got is ‘the quest will not rerun for players who already have the grand prize unfortunately’ which I wasn’t expecting, I thought you would still be able to complete it to get the icy items, sorry about that!
      Thank you so much! Again, sorry for the slow reply and I know it wasn’t the answer you were hoping for!

      • That is a shame. I guess I will never get the icy items, then. Thanks for checking with the makers and thanks again for your fabulous website!

      • I have the same issue, thank you very much for the clarifucation, at least I am not confused now.

      • Dang! Guess that is why it didn’t show up for me either….I was so excited.

        Thanks for writing your blog, it’s super helpful!!

  2. How updated are the task times? Every website seems to state different times per task, it’s very confusing!

    • This is the most up to date set of times as it is from the early access version of this update, all other versions are probably from 2015 so won’t be up to date as most of the times have changed since then.

  3. Hi! Many, many thanks for this wonderful site. I’ve only been playing since last summer, but this quest looks familiar to me. Did we just have this this quest, or just something very similar? I really want the prizes with this quest. I’m concerned I won’t be able to win them, if the quest is something I’ve already done. Thanks for your help.

  4. Do you know if you can use life points or social points to speed up the waiting times? I’m not sure if this is treated like a live event in which you have to use social points. I noticed in your video you used life points to speed through the walkthrough. Thanks!

    • If you can speed up waiting times it will be with LP but usually with Christmas quests you can’t speed up the wait but as this is returning as a seasonal quest you might be able to

  5. Oh no, I also bought the Gingerbread House template when it was on sale during the December/Holiday online sales event! I was still hoping to get another one free, plus I really really wanted to collect all the ice-themed items (I have a few from Marketplace Events, but not all). This is unfair if you ask me — just because I already have one doesn’t mean I shouldn’t be allowed to win a second one if I work for it. Also this stops me from getting the ice items!

    If there’s anyone you can plead to about changing their minds on this, I would appreciate it in the extreme!

    Thanks for all your hard work,

    Leslie

    • Yes I don’t think it is at all fair that players who used real money are being punished! It is really weird as I have all the icy themed items already but I don’t have the gingerbread house so I am having to do the quest just to get the grand prize yet it doesn’t work the other way around!

  6. How do I speed up the waiting time using LPs? I’m doing The Secret Winter Wonderland. Been looking for the options to use LPs but can’t find it.

  7. Don’t know if someone has said anything but when it told me to sneak up on Jack the time was only a 1 second or 3 seconds and then to unthaw the sprits is 11+ hours don’t know why the difference in just a month but that’s a change I noticed

  8. I am a new player (I’m hooked already) and I couldn’t get through the quests without your help, thank you.
    Just for information if anyone wants it, the times of the last 2 tasks for the ninth set were different for me. It took seconds to sneak up on Jack, but 11 hours 25 minutes to defrost the snow sprites.

  9. Hi, I was wondering what time the day resets for England on these quests as it seems to be very early (possibly 4-5am)? With such long tasks I am concerned I won’t get the chance to finish the last day’s task overnight without having to set my alarm ridiculously early. Why is it some events have the start time set by when you log in to start it and others seem set by the developers, presumably for their own time zone but inconvenient to everyone else?!

    • It resets for me at 7am, I don’t think I started it that early so it must be one of those with a set time, I’m not sure why some are a set time and some start at the time you log in though. As for completing in time it definitely is a struggle, they have drastically increased the times in this quest since the last time is was available and all the last tasks for me have been going during the night so go onto the next day so it looks like if I want to finish in time I am going to have to use LP on the hug ice queen goodbye task or try and wake up early on the last day- clearly we aren’t allowed to sleep anymore!

  10. I am stuck on a part of this quest. I always seem to get stuck on a friday when nothing will be done until Monday then there’s no way to get caught back up. I’m stuck on the ‘place another fire pit” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve placed one or purchased one but it’s not accepting it. There’s one kind where I have over 56,000 in my inventory so I’m not sure if that’s the issue. HELP!@

  11. I’m definitely not going to finish in time; will we have another chance at the gingerbread house and icy themed items at some point? Or is this a one-time thing?

    Thank you!

  12. When I set my sim thanking the queen last night there were about twenty minutes difference between the end of that task and the time I had left and I get up this morning to read that I haven’t finished the quest in time! I was 98% complete and was confident when I got up this morning all would be well! I feel like I’ve given up my time for the past several days for nothing now, I feel cheated, it’s things like this that will stop me playing the SIMS I’m really angry with EA right now! Just wondering if anyone else has had this happen?

    • Oh I am sorry this happened to you, I know how frustrating it is. I haven’t heard of anyone else having this same issue, I would suggest contacting the makers but I doubt they will do anything unfortunately.

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