FFXIV Starlight Celebration Event 2022

FFXIV Starlight Celebration 2022 Guide | FF14 Christmas Event | Reindeer Mount

The FFXIV Starlight Celebration event gets us in the festive mood, while bringing cheer and hope as only a Warrior of Light can!

Each year brings us a different story; from bringing smiles to children’s faces and conducting a choir, to teaching a gil-driven Lalafell to value people over coin.

Here’s my guide to all the rewards available during Starlight 2022 and I include a mostly spoiler-free synopsis of the story as well. So let’s take a look at what’s awaiting you at FF14’s Winter event!

FF14 Starlight Celebration Dates

This years event runs:

  • From 15th December 2022 at 8am GMT (UK Time)
  • Until 31st December 2022 at 14:59 GMT (UK Time)

I have now updated the Reindeer mount with my own screenshots!

Don’t Forget the Moogle Event

There is also the Moogle Tomestone Event going on. But put aside your grind for an hour or so and enjoy Starlight!

Who Can Take Part?

Any character who is at least Level 15,

The event begins in Gridania. If you are new to FFXIV and started in Limsa Lominsa or Ul’dah, you will have to complete the Main Scenario Quest MSQ up to a certain point. The relevant quests are

That will give you airship access and let you travel to Gridania for the Starlight Celebration!

How to Get Started

Head to Old Gridania

Mih Khetto's Ampitheatre during the FFXIV Starlight Celebration - at night.

Use an Aetheryte Shard to take you to Mih Khetto’s Ampitheatre. Or if this is your first visit to the Black Shroud, walk or run to Old Gridania.

Follow the Story & Enjoy!

My Miqo'te at, probably, my first or second Starlight event.

Yeah, cheesy grin. I’ll take a new shot in 2022!

Apart from the resident Miqo’te (not mine), the main characters are Laurenssen and reindeer Blitzen.

(Mostly) Spoiler-free Synopsis

Here’s a brief overview of the first half of the story – Reindeer Fame. However, the subsequent quest, The Ghost of Starlight Present is where the story is really leading so I won’t give any spoilers about that at all!

Reindeer Fame

The Ghost of Starlight Present

Once you have concluded Reindeer Fame, the story continues in The Ghost of Starlight Present.

It is on completing this that you are rewarded with your Starlight Steed!

Spreading Starlight Cheer (Optional)

Once you have completed the two quests for this year’s events, you have the option of spreading Starlight Cheer with Laurenssen and Blitzen.

What isn’t clear (at least it wasn’t to me), is there is no indicator over Laurenssen’s head.

That’s because it’s not a “quest”. You can just speak to him and choose a location to visit. It’s done via a cutscene, so there’s no running around to do.

Each scene includes a different child you’re spreading seasonal joy (and Reindeer illusions) to.

One of the children you spread Starlight Cheer to in Gridania.

Starlight Celebration Rewards

As I’m drafting this prior to the event actually starting, I’ve had to use the screenshots from the official pageExternal Link (Opens in New Window/Tab). I will replace them with my own once I have run the Starlight event.

Starlight Steed

Illuminated Tree

Magicked Prisms

You can also acquire stacks of ten magicked prisms from the same vendor. These are just static images, but you can click/tap to open up larger ones. Hopefully it gives you enough flavour to decide whether you want to spend Gil Gil or not.

TL;DR Pause Your Grind and Enjoy the FFXIV Starlight Celebration 2022

Yes, the Moogle Tomestone Event is going on too. But c’mon, we get a festive deer mount and a beautiful tree decoration. So set aside getting things for yourselves, and go spread some cheer to others – which gives you things for yourselves! Oh, the irony of gaming.

If you want even more reading, then the Developers’ BlogExternal Link (Opens in New Window/Tab) has you covered.

See you at the Starlight Celebration, FFXIV friends!

About the Author

Fibro Jedi
Fibro Jedi

I have been playing MMOs for about ten years and began writing guides to The Lord of the Rings Online in 2017. I've only been creating content about Final Fantasy XIV since 2022, but I am glad for the mix. My current games include LOTRO, FFXIV and the occasional Palia session too.

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