Winterfest Community Event : Now Complete!

Thank you for participating and watching the Winterfest Community Event!

Combined together we contributed 1,672 entries for the event!
You'll find a pixel art event trophy on your profile pages.

terrainWelcome to the Winterfest!

It's time to say GOODBYE to Pumpkin Spice and HELLO to hot COCOA! We're celebrating the chilly December month by harnessing our combined creativity to transform PMC and Minecraft into a joyful and wintry winter wonderland! Grab some hot chocolate, spread that cozy creative warmth, or use it to blast the arctic cold into your creations. Let's share the holiday spirit and celebrate our favorite festivities! Grab your biggest scarf, suit up in your warmest winter gear and join us at the peak of the mountain to share your carefully crafted creations with Planet Minecraft family and friends. Cheers!

Don't get cold feet! Here's what we do.

We're collecting all of this December's themed creations and packing them together like one big blocky, pixel appreciating present! During this themed month-long event, each member or team can enter up to five winter-themed creations. We welcome skins, maps, blogs, resource packs, and Data Packs, or any combination of them. Don't be shy, join the fun! There are as many possibilities as the number of snowflakes on the North pole! As long as your entries relate to winter in some way, whether it's cold and frigid or cozy and festive, they are welcome in our Winterfest event.

Event? This means no competition, no judges and no final leader board. This event is for the pure fun of creating something together as a community! At the end of the event, each participant will receive a special award for their trophy case. Go alone, team up, rollover, it's all good.

I've crafted some winter magic, now what?

No need for gift-wrapping! Here's how you submit your entry, it's simple. Create something new or multiple somethings that are winter-themed. Upload your creation to one of the following categories: Projects, Skins, Blogs, Resource Packs or Data Packs. Upload your creation like normal but check the box indicating it's for the "Winterfest Community Event".

To add to the event experience, we encourage you to diamond, favorite, and comment on your favorite winter submissions this month. Maybe share your favorites in a wall-post or gather them into a collection! Everyone appreciates receiving positive responses to their creations.

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If you decorate your profile for the season, we want to see! Snow, ice, candy canes and more - There are a couple of ways to do this: you can comment on the official Winterfest Community Event thread and let us know, OR you can tag us (Cyprezz, PMC) in a wall post and we will take a peek! At the conclusion of the event, we will feature one or more members profiles for readers to see!

Take your time, you've got the entire month of December!

Even though this is a non-competitive event, we encourage you to do your best. The event will be active for the entire month of December, so don't rush it! Here are some tips for each category:

If you enter a project, we encourage you to share a world save or schematic so that we can use your creation in Minecraft. You can create any kind of project. That includes land, air, sea, space and time structures, adventure maps, redstone contraptions, organics, terraforms and pixel art. Be sure to include some good visuals (screenshots) and a clear description with your project to maximize the experience.

If you enter a skin, go for good usable character skins that people can use to dress-up winter-style in Minecraft! Start from scratch rather than using any default or common base textures. There are several Minecraft skin editing programs available but we recommend PMCSkin3D! If you need some help getting started with skins, PMC member Beanie made this excellent video tutorial on the basics of Minecraft skin editing!

If you enter a blog you naturally have more options than we can give advice on. The blog section allows for all kinds of writing, including stories, poems, articles and interviews. Write to impress and shuffle in some proper grammar whenever possible. Dot your i's and sip your teas as they can be hot.

if you enter a Resource Pack let's see you change the world of Minecraft into something frosty or festive! A winter wonderland, where every biome feels like the arctic or the North Pole. We can't wait to explore a world of snow!

if you enter a Data Pack who knows what you'll add into the game to make Minecraft more seasonal and fun to explore during and of course after this winter event! We're excited to see and try what you come up with.

If you enter artwork or a video, I love your unharnessed creativity and you can use the blog section to share it! We don't require featured images for blogs but a good one can raise an eyebrow or two resulting in more views so it's a recommendation. PMC member Chiaroscuro wrote a great tutorial on how to create featured images which will help you to create your own.

assignment_turned_in Rules & Guidelines

Even though this is a non-competitive event, there are a couple of rules and guidelines.

Up to FIVE entries per participant!

The event allows for any participant to enter up to five entries in any combination of projects, skins, blogs, Resource Packs, and Data Pack categories. Video's, artwork and other creative creations can also be shared as a blog-post.

  • The standard rules of Planet Minecraft apply to any submission.
  • You are expected to enter new work. This means you cannot enter any creation that was previously uploaded to Planet Minecraft.
  • You are allowed to enter work that was created for another winter-themed unofficial community event.
  • Collaborations and teamwork are allowed for this event.
  • Submissions that do not follow the winter theme will be disqualified.


  • If you create an entry which doesn't immediately seem winter-themed (for example: a skin of a person in a warm sweater), make sure to explain the relevance to the theme in your submission's description.
  • You can create a skin, a blog-post, data pack and a project, you do not have to choose a single category but you will have to be multi-talented ;)
  • You have the entire month of December, so take your time and have fun!
  • Don't hesitate to collaborate for this event, we would love to see group efforts!

help Any questions or contributions?

If you have a question, suggestion, comment or songs to sing about this event, join the gathering over at the official Winterfest Community Event thread.

We are excited to see your winter themed creations and hope you'll have fun this December!

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