LOTRO Events Calendar 2022
Schedule of Festivals, Boosts and Events


LOTRO Events and Festivals form the backbone of community gettogethers in Middle-Earth. With seasonal events, featuring new outfit cosmetics, mounts and tons of other rewards, it’s jam-packed. And these are the official ones, so keep your eye on the LOTRO Beacon for player-run events too. Let’s take a look at what the LOTRO Events Calendar 2022 has in store for us!


Currently, there does not appear to be an Ill Omens Event scheduled in 2022.


What Time Do LOTRO Events Start and Finish?

Generally speaking, events and festivals in The Lord of the Rings Online

  • Start: 10am EST, 2pm or 3pm UK Time (Depending on British Summer Time changes)
  • End: 3am EST, 7am or 8am UK Time

So let’s crack on and see what the LOTRO Events Calendar has in store for us in 2022!


January 2022

13th – 18th January:
25% Crafting XP
My Dwarf crafting at the forge in Esteldin, in the North Downs
Get extra craft XP for your ‘making’ professions! Note: this does not apply to ‘processing’ professions such as Forester and Prospector.

20th – 24th January:
+10% Lootbox Motes/Embers
Embers of Enchantment Boost - well, actually, Glinmaethor and fire...close enough yes?
Earn 10% more Motes of Enchantment and Embers of Enchantment from Lootboxes
27th January – 31st January:
10% VXP
Myrlas Levels Up in Forochel
Virtue XP grants boost to key combat stats for your character. Usually advanced through deeds, or completing “wrapper” quests during LOTRO events, you can now get 10% more VXP. Deeding spree in order?

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February 2022

3rd – 7th February:
Hobnanigans
LOTRO Hobnanigans Event
Care to thwak chickens for Hobnanigans-only rewards? This thing is for you! Learn More →

Image c/o lotro.com

10th – 14th February:
Skirmish Marks
Shot from the Trouble in Tuckborough Skirmish
Get an increased rate of Marks and Medallions from Skirmishes! There are loads to choose from, as more unlock the higher level you are (some are dependent on Epic story). Why not give some a go, if you’ve never done them before?
17th – 22nd February:
+10% Lootbox Motes/Embers
Myrlas Carrying a Box in the Lone-Lands, not really a lootbox, unfortunately!
Earn 10% more Motes of Enchantment and Embers of Enchantment from Lootboxes.

24th – 28th February:
VIP Boost
My Guardian Levelling Up, the snow-shower of the animation!
A thank you to VIPs, get double XP, +25% Crafting XP and 25% more Marks! XP Event should stack with other XP Boosts and Enhanced XP packs.

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March 2022

3rd – 7th March:
+25% Crafting XP
Get crafting with 25% craft XP
Get extra craft XP for your ‘making’ professions! Note: this does not apply to ‘processing’ professions such as Forester and Prospector. Not crafted before? See my LOTRO Crafting Beginners Guide →

10th – 14th March:
+25% XP
Myrlas (Hunter) Firing Arrow Combat Animation Effect
An extra 25% XP on defeating, killing, banishing, humiliating enemies, quest completions etc for everyone!
17th March – 6th April:
Spring Festival
LOTRO Spring Festival Guide 2021 - Quests, Seasonal Instances, and the Cosmetics, Mounts, Pets you can earn as rewards!
The first major festival of 2022 kicks off: Spring Festival! Get lost in the Hedge Maze, go fishing for rewards and collect Spring Leaves for this year’s rewards, which includes a goat pet and two new fancy floors for your home! Oh and stomp shrews in Duillond, if squishing poor defenceless critters is your thing. Yes, I do it too. Sometimes.

31st March – 4th April:
Hobnanigans
LOTRO Hobnanigans Event
More chicken-thwacking, PvP fun! Learn Moreexlink

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April 2022

Remember: Spring Festival finishes on the 6th April and Hobnanigans finishes on the 4th April 2022.

7th – 11th April: VIP XP Boost
The Beautiful Levelling-Up Animation in LOTRO
A thank you to VIPs, get double XP, +25% Crafting XP and 25% more Marks! XP Event should stack with other XP Boosts and Enhanced XP packs.

14th – 19th April: 20% Virtue XP
My LOTRO Guardian fighting with the Dùnedain in Annùminas
Virtues are combat stat-boosting aspects to your player character. These can be increased, predominantly, by completing deeds. So why not boost your stats and your LOTRO Points and blitz those deeds you’ve been putting off (for years)?

20th April – 12th May: 15th Anniversary!
LOTRO 15th Anniversary Guide - Quests, Reward and special LOTRO gifts to the Community.
2022 is LOTRO’s 15th Anniversary, so this has to be a biggie in the 2022 LOTRO Events Calendar! During the LOTRO Anniversary Event there is a wide array of quests and activities: light fireworks, chase letters in Bree and hit other players upside the head with sticks in Thorin’s Hall. What’s not to love?
The Anniversary Scavenger Hunt goes live too, with pets and decorations you can’t get anywhere else. And if that wasn’t enough, defeating mobs in your normal quests give Steel Tokens you can trade for cosmetics. It’s a real celebration, enjoy!


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May 2022

Reminder: At 3am /servertime on 11th May, the LOTRO Anniversary Event ends.

12th – 16th May: +25% Skirmish Marks
My Lore-Master during a Skirmish in Mirkwood
Dive into LOTRO’s Solo or Fellowship Skirmishes and get 25% more marks to spend on upgrades or cosmetics at the Skirmish Camp! Don’t forget to update your Skirmish Soldier’s training and skills, though!

19th – 23rd May: VIP XP Boost
LOTRO Levelling Up Animation - my lowbie High-Elven Warden
A thank you to VIPs, get double XP, +25% Crafting XP and 25% more Marks! XP Event should stack with other XP Boosts and Enhanced XP packs.

25th – 31st May: Buried Treasure Event!
LOTRO Buried Treasure Event Guide
Get your pick-axes and Cave-Claws and head to Ered Luin to dig for treasure! In the LOTRO Buried Treasure Event, you can collect tokens for mounts, cave-claw pets and decorations. You can even dig up mounts for your character – straight from the ground!

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June 2022

2nd – 6th June: Hobnanigans
LOTRO Hobnanigans Event
More chicken-thwacking, PvP fun! Plus some rewards you cannot get elsewhere in-game. Learn More →

9th – 13th June:
+10% Lootbox Embers/Motes
Myrlas Carrying a Box in the Lone-Lands, not really a lootbox, unfortunately!
Earn 10% more Embers and Motes of Enchantment from Lootboxes. Other players know more about this than I do! i.e. ask anyone else, if you want more details!
16th June – 7th July: Midsummer Festival
LOTRO Midsummer Festival Event 2021
Celebrate Aragorn and Arwen’s Wedding at the LOTRO Midsummer Festival! Quest around the iconic location of Minas Tirith and earn tokens for a huge array of celebratory mounts, cosmetics and pets. Soak in the good feelings and attend the wedding ceremony. There is loads to do, so sit back and enjoy!


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July 2022

Reminder: the Midsummer Festival ends on the 7th July.

14th – 18th July: 10% Virtue XP
Myrlas Levels Up in Forochel
Virtue XP grants boost to key combat stats for your character. Usually advanced through deeds, or completing “wrapper” quests during LOTRO events, you can now get 10% more VXP. Get completing deeds & earn Virtue XP and LOTRO Points!

21st – 26th July: Treasure Bugan Event
LOTRO Treasure Bugan Event
Retrieve treasure from Treasure Bugans that spawn in scaled instances and return it to Theodore Gorse in exchange for cosmetics. See the Wikiexlink for more info!

28th July – 1st August: +25% XP
Hunter Myrlas firing off arrows in LOTRO
An extra 25% XP on defeating, killing, banishing, humiliating enemies, quest completions etc for everyone!

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August 2022

4th – 8th August: Hobnanigans
LOTRO Hobnanigans Event
Care to thwak chickens for Hobnanigans-only rewards? This thing is for you! Learn More →

Image c/o lotro.com

9th – 30th August: Farmers Faire
LOTRO Farmers Faire - Summer Event Guide

Celebrate all things food, throw stuff at the Mayor, fight the heat and spray water on groups of Hobbits! Oh and there’s plenty of relaxing fishing to do, tons of rewards and much, much food! Did I mention food? See my LOTRO Farmer’s Faire Guide for the low-down. Tuck in!

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September 2022

1st – 6th September: VIP XP Boost
The Beautiful Levelling-Up Animation in LOTRO
A thank you to VIPs, get double XP, +25% Crafting XP and 25% more Marks! XP Event should stack with other XP Boosts and Enhanced XP packs.

8th – 12th September: 25% Crafting XP
Get crafting with 25% craft XP
Get extra craft XP for your ‘making’ professions! Note: this does not apply to ‘processing’ ones like Forester/Prospector. See my Crafting Beginners Guide →

15th – 20th September:
Tale of the Shipwrecked Mariner
LOTRO Tale of the Shipwrecked Mariner Event - Guide and Cosmetics
A ship has run aground along the Brandywine towards Evendim! Can you help them out and get fab pirate-themed rewards? Arrr, that ye can! Get swimmin’ tha’ waters, sprag. See more here →

21st – 27th September:
Bilbo Baggins’ Birthday!
Bilbo Baggins Birthday Event in LOTRO
A week of celebrating the birthday of the (in)famous Hobbit! Collect people’s favourite stories about Bilbo then go and give him the gift of those memories. He’s eleventy-one again, you know! (I really must write about this one this year. Someone remind me please!)

29th September – 4th October:
Buried Treasure Event!
LOTRO Buried Treasure Event Guide
Get your pick-axes and Cave-Claws and head to Ered Luin to dig for treasure! In the LOTRO Buried Treasure Event, you can collect tokens for mounts, cave-claw pets and decorations. You can even dig up mounts for your character – straight from the ground! Oh, and get facepaints from here, if you don’t do Hobnanigans!


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October 2022

Reminder: The Buried Treasure Event ends at 3am /servertime on 4th October.

6th – 10th October: Hobnanigans
LOTRO Hobnanigans Event
More chicken-thwacking, PvP fun! Learn More →

12th October – 2nd November:
Fall / Harvestmath Festival
LOTRO Fall Festival 2022 Guide - Harvest, Harvestmath Festival
Relax in all things Autumn, food and spookiness, it’s Fall / Harvest Festival again!

Run riot in the Haunted Burrow, get lost in Wistmead and its ever-changing Wheat Maze! Seasonal cosmetics, pets, mounts and tons more. There’s tons to enjoy, so jump in! It also has various name: Fall, Harvest, Harvestmath etc!

15th – 21st October: Durin’s Day
Durin's Day header by Valkyrique
Durin’s Day header by Valkyrique
Celebrate a key moment from Tolkien’s works, Durin’s Dayexlink. If you’re a fairly low level, speak to someone in World Chat for tips on how to safely get to the event, or even to hitch a lift. (I don’t have a guide to this yet, so link goes to the Wiki!)


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November 2022

Reminder: Fall / Harvest Festival ends at 3am /servertime on 2nd November.

3rd – 7th November: 25% Crafting XP
My Dwarf crafting at the forge in Esteldin, in the North Downs
Get extra craft XP for your ‘making’ professions! Note: this does not apply to ‘processing’ professions such as Forester and Prospector.

10th – 14th November: +25% Lootbox Embers/Motes
Myrlas Carrying a Box in the Lone-Lands, not really a lootbox, unfortunately!
To those of you who get and actually open Lootboxes, you’ll get 25% more Embers/Motes from them. Given I don’t do this, I hope this is useful to you somehow!

17th – 21st November: +10% Virtue XP
Myrlas Levels Up in Forochel
Virtue XP grants boosts to key combat stats for your character. Usually advanced through deeds, or completing “wrapper” quests during LOTRO events, you can now get 10% more VXP. Deeding spree in order?

23rd – 28th November: VIP XP Boost
The Beautiful Levelling-Up Animation in LOTRO
A thank you to VIPs, get double XP, +25% Crafting XP and 25% more Marks! XP Event should stack with other XP Boosts and Enhanced XP packs.

↑ List of Months


December 2022

1st – 5th December: Hobnanigans
LOTRO Hobnanigans Event
Care to thwak chickens for Hobnanigans-only rewards? This thing is for you! Learn More →

Image c/o lotro.com

8th December ’22 – 3rd January ’23:
Yule(tide) Festival
LOTRO Yule Festival 2021 Guide - All the Yuletide Quests, Mounts, Cosmetics and Winter fun!
It’s holiday season! Head to Winter-home in Frostbluff for the LOTRO Yule Festival! Build Snowmen, throw snowballs, help the poor, cause mayhem for the Mayor and try to ungrumpify the Snow-Beasts! Relax and enjoy a festive end to 2021!

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TL;DR A Crammed 2022 LOTRO Events Calendar

Hmm, Cram. LOTRO Events range from boosting XP through to the fantastic story and quest-rich festivals. There really is something for everyone! I hope you can find some things in the LOTRO Events Calendar you can enjoy. Festivals and Events have a way of bringing the LOTRO Community together, so come along and belong. Here’s to a great 2022 in The Lord of the Rings Online!

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