FarmVille Holiday Tree: Everything you need to know

Holiday Tree 2010So, you've already built the Winter Workshop and the Gingerbread House is almost complete, but did you think that would really be the end of it. Of course not--this is FarmVille we're talking about here and this game is going to ring in Christmas with a bang. Zynga will be launching the 2010 edition of the Holiday Tree today and it may already be slowing rolling out to players. And for those who weren't around this year or who just want to get it right we have a full guide for how to get this prized pine tree up and running in time for Dec. 25.

You'll know when you've gotten your own Holiday Tree as you will immediately be in Placement Mode upon logging into the game. Put the tree where you see fit (next to another Holiday building would be a fine spot) and click on it to "Look Inside" like every other interactive item. (Newbie Warning: You must be Level 5 to grow your Holiday Tree, so get to leveling up about... now.)

Check after the break to find out what happens when you "Look Inside" the 2010 Holiday Tree.

Holiday Tree Menu
Once inside, you'll immediately be reminded of previous gifting event items and this Holiday Tree is no different. If you want to collect all the items that the tree has to offer, you will need to accumulate miscellaneous gifts through a variety of methods:

* Harvesting your (or your neighbor's) Winter Workshop.
* Requesting a Holiday Gift from your neighbors directly (by clicking on the "Ask for Gifts" button).
* Receive a Holiday Gift from a neighbor who uses the Free Gifts page.
* Purchase 5 Holiday Gifts at a time by clicking on the "Buy Gifts" button (for 5 Farm Cash).
* Click on a Holiday Gift-related feed where you can receive a Holiday Gift.
Like other gifting event items, the Holiday Tree will grow and become more ornate as you feed it gifts. Eventually, your farm will be regaled with a massive Christmas Tree with a golden duck resting on top as the star (how fitting). This time around, you're also able to compare your progress with your friends', adding some slight competition to Christmas in FarmVille.

Holiday Tree Gift
But Christmas isn't about getting gifts--OK, maybe just a little bit--it's about giving them to your friends and loved ones. Once you redeem a gift from the Holiday Tree, you're given the option to gift a certain amount of them to your friends. However, in the spirit of Christmas, they won't be able to open them until Christmas morning. All they will receive is a blank present, though they will know who it's from. If you can't make into FarmVille on Christmas, you'll have until Jan. 6 of next year to redeem your presents or build up your tree.

We imagine that, like last year
, the gifted Presents will be randomized and not what players will find within their own Holiday Trees. Stay tuned right here for when that information becomes available as we'll be on it like white on snow. Until then, get those Holiday Trees ready--you only have two weeks until the big day.

[Source: FarmVille Blog]

Find the rest of our Holiday 2010 coverage right here.

Check out the rest of our FarmVille Cheats & Tips right here.

What do you think of this year's Holiday Tree? Will you give your gifts first or get them? Be honest! Sound off in the comments. Add comment.
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